Archive for July, 2010

Quotes about Children

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

If someone you love hurts you cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it.

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. ~Harold Hulbert

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.  ~Phyllis Diller

The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.  ~Dorothy Parker

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.  ~Doug Larson

It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.  ~Edgar W. Howe

Arguing with a teenager is like wrestling in the mud with a pig. Sooner or later you figure out that he/she is enjoying it.
– Author Unknown

Attention Teenagers! NO is a complete sentence!
– Author Unknown

If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.
– General George S. Patton, Jr.

Raising teenagers is like trying to nail Jell-O to a tree.
– Author Unknown

Hug your children today — while you still can.

Nature Sanctuary

Friday, July 9th, 2010

This year we took a small vacation to Hot Springs, Arkansas, where my husband’s sister lives.¬† They have a house on Lake Hamilton.¬† So among seeing the sites around Hot Springs, we spent alot of time on the back porch watching the various birds and animals that we could see.¬† The slideshow below contains many of the wildlife that we saw, but there were also many that we saw that I was unable to take a picture.¬† Fortunately, I was able to capture many closeups from the back porch–my camera had a 40X zoom.


Some of the wildlife not pictured: the 5-lb catfish that my husband and Lewis caught while out on their trip, the bats, some blue jays, other fish, and plenty of other bird species that I could not name. Oh! and the mosquitos!