Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Hi! Seems like it's been ages since I've blogged. You have probably given up even checking on this blog. Well, I'm still here. Just living my life. David turned 37 yesterday, and it was Raziya's birthday too. It's springtime in Savannah, which means I can sometimes go without socks, and I even turned the ceiling fans on for the first time this year. The live oak next to our driveway is keeping me busy with raking and sweeping. Solana even swept the driveway one day and the then moved her pile into the wheelbarrow - while I was in the house nursing Lotus. I found another turtle in our driveway. This is the second one we've found, so I guess they live in the hedge. We played with it for a while and then put it back in the camellia bushes. There was a crazy thunderstorm that blew large hail all the way past the hot tub to the back door. Solana enjoyed eating it! I loved Pippi Longstocking books as a kid, and last weekend Solana and I went to see the play at the Savannah Children's Theater. We were in the middle of reading the book, so the story was fresh in our minds. We sat in the front row, and met "Pippi" after the show. She did a great job of bringing Pippi to life. The next night Raziya and I had a night out at the Wormhole, listening to stand-up comedians and playing pool. She's much better at it than me. Last Saturday we dressed up as fairies and went to Oatland Island for their annual Fairy and Gnome Day. Solana and Marley both got prizes in the costume contest. That was the icing on the cake at the end of a fun time. Solana got a bubble set with glasses that let you see butterflies in the bubbles, and Marley got some modeling dough/clay/putty that kept the kids (and me) busy for hours. The next night we went for dinner to celebrate the birthdays, and then for a walk down River Street at sunset. Lovely. Here's some photos.

Solana got to try out a violin at the library. She loved the visiting string quintet. Lotus fell asleep.

srawberry picking with Marley

at Bamboo Farm's sping festival

in our driveway

loose tooth


"Shelly B"

the house we built for fairies at Oatland Island using sticks, Spanish moss, azalea petals, bark, acorns, and vines

Solana asked her how she got her hair like that and she said "magic."

Awwww... Marshall's sister is in Solana's dance class. He's so sweet. Lotus insists on wearing tights and a leotard when we take Solana there.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the fairy house! It totally reminds me of stuff we used to do as kids - the moss gardens with Grandma, the Bayuca house in Lamas, decorating the outhouse with leaves and flowers... so cool!