Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday Morning Adventure

You have to love an adventure that includes butterflies! At the Chattahoochee Nature Center




When did he get so tall and lanky?!?




Friday, July 26, 2013


Mama!!  I'm digging up dinosaurs!  That makes me an AWESOME paleontologist.

When I am older that means that I will be a dinosaur too.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


My boy loves trains. He has always loved trains and I really hope that he always will! We're always looking for new railway adventures for the family. Last weekend we had a wonderful afternoon out at Vines Garden, checking out the walking paths, lake, and railway.

Dad!!!  LOOK!!!  A STEAM ENGINE!!!




What's so funny?








Then they invited him inside the gate! He sat just like that for nearly 30 minutes, just watching. Nothing short of a miracle!


CHOOOO!CHOOO!! Did I mention that my boy likes trains? :)


Thursday, July 18, 2013


It seems that someone might have read a few books before going to bed tonight. Untitled

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games


Clapping for the marathon runners


Tired boy.  Tired Dad.


Stealing the spotlight, as always!


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mama, are there rivers under the ground?

What?  Well, sort of.  What makes you ask that?

There was a hole in the ground had water in it.  And a bucket.

Ah.  A well.  We saw one in a nature center exhibit A MONTH ago.  Ground water discussions with my three year old.  Did I mention that it's 6:43am?

'Cause if there's no river, then I don't know how the hole gets the water in it.  And I need some water because I'm thirsty.

OK. It's called groundwater.  It fills in the holes and cracks in between the rocks and dirt that make up the ground.  You have to dig down until to get to where the ground is really wet, then the well fills with water.  We'll get you something to drink in just a minute.

Did I mention that it's now 6:44am?  And that I haven't had coffee yet?  And why is there a dog on my pillow?

I've decided that he must wake up at 6 or so and sit in bed and just....think.  I get one of these questions almost every morning right now.  The easy mornings are when he's got something figured out and he just wants to tell me about it.  This morning, he told me how an any colony works.  Last time, he wanted to know where his white blood cells were.  It's always a little disorienting trying to explain how the world works before I find my contacts, but I love getting a look at how he's processing information and watching it click for him.  Wouldn't trade it for anything!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Rain, rain, go away!

I feel like Atlanta is starting to mold.  It seems like it will never stop raining!  The fort has become a permanent installation in the living room, as it is everyone's favorite place to be during a thunderstorm.

More rain?


 Is that thunder? I don't like thunder.


Is it ever going to stop?




Wednesday, July 3, 2013


"Mama!  We need to build a bridge!  Where are my white blood cells?  What do the red blood cells do? I can't see my kidneys! Let's go to the garden and measure our tomatoes.  Then make zucchini bread.  What planet is the hottest? (Venus) Is this my esophagus? (yes) I just really need to make some hummus.  And a sandwich.  With blueberries.  Let's make a fort!  I need to make stone soup.  Is the sun reallya star? (yes) Do hedgehogs REALLY sleep in the snow?  (they hibernate through the winter) OH MY GOODNESS, WHAT IS THAT BUG CALLED?  (an Eastern Leaf Footed Bug)  Can we bring this moth home? (yes) Is it real?  (yes) Is it dead?  (yes) I need a snow plow (You do?  Where is the snow?)  Probably in those cumulus nimbus clouds up there.  What are those things inside my intestines called?  (villi)  Do YOU have intestines?  Does Dada?  Does Sophie?  Does Goochie Bear? I need to make baking soda bubble with the vin-e-gar.  And color.  I need LOTS of color (does anyone know how to get red food coloring out of clothing??)  I'M CHIPMUNK THE TRASH TRUCK DRIVER!  LET'S GO PLAY IN THE DIRT PILE!

If I can't seem to answer the most basic questions this week, it's because my mind is mush from answering a million and one other questions :)