Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fall treats

 We attempted to make pumpkin shaped rice krispie treats.  The kids had a lot of fun making them--however the end result wasn't quite like the magazine picture...but does that really matter?? We had fun and they tasted good. Goals met.

Daddy and Gibby

Friday, November 1, 2013

Warm fall day

We took advantage of one of our last warm fall days earlier this month and had a picnic lunch on our front porch. Our typical--meat (deli ham), cheese, fruit, and some pretzels.

Turning pages

I'm thankful for my kids love for books.  I sure hope that it is a lifelong love!

PS.  I didn't pose this at all. Promise.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trick Or Treating

 Here they are all in disguise. Lilly helpin' make sure her Gibby can see alright...just like a sister should. :)

We got our trick or treating in early this year.  We went downtown where the businesses were passing out candy on the 29th.  They were all three so darn cute as they walked down the sidewalk.

 Gibson wasn't shy a bit about asking for candy.  No one had to tell him what to do when he saw the basket full of candy and had and empty bucket in his own hands.

 Owen, the fire breathing dragon.
 Lilly, the butterfly, cheesin' sweet with Gibson, the alligator. Oh, but wait, Gibby couldn't see....


 Night #2 Trick or Treating: We made our rounds to visit some family and friends.  Owen made a wardrobe change at Mimi and Papa's house.  The costume arrived in the mail just in the nick of time.  Owen LOVED everything about the costume--especially the big muscles.

 We stopped to visit the Rodriguez family. We are blessed to have such sweet friends.

Gibson walking around in his lil' costume made my heart melt just a little every time I looked at him. I wish everyone could have seen him. Little blessings.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Freezing Corn

Owen was my helping yestertady afternoon prepping 100 ears of corn for freezing!  His job was to transfers the ears from one sink to the other and then onto the the towel to drain.  When I was cutting the corn off the cob, he helped transfer the kernels from the cutting board to the bowl.  

When Gibby woke from his nap, he thought he would like to help too.  He seriously walked around with one ear in his mouth and one in his hand for at least 30 minutes...and cried hard when I took them from him to pitch outside.

Friday, August 2, 2013


Know what this means....???

Yup...a bun in the oven. Due to join us this spring.
Still a bit in shock.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Wild Blackberry Picking: Take 1

We set out one morning to go pick wild blackberries in our woods--complete with making little baskets to put them in.  Sadly, they weren't ripe yet and we were rained out.  But we haven't lost hope.  We are saving our baskets for another day--a sunny one with ripe berries :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Matching girls

I made Lilly and her Baby Green matching outfits.  Lilly's excitement could hardly be contained when I told her what I was making.  She sat and watched me sew almost the whole time--asking bazillions of questions and talking a mile a minute. 

She wanted to pose with her baby for a picture. 

 And show me how she twirls spins (she informed me it wasn't twirling, it was spinning).

And a few more cute poses she wanted me to capture. :)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pedal Tractor Race

Owen participated in the pedal tractor race at our county fair.  He did FANTASTIC!!

 He completed the course in 20 seconds!! Many of the other kids completed it in about 60 seconds.  All that bike riding paid off.  As a prize, he won a trophy and a free lemon shake up! 

 Getting his picture taken with the Queen and court. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

4th of July Celebrations

We took the kids to fireworks on the 3rd--Gibson LOVED them, Lilly HATED them, and Owen waivered between the two.  The next day we went to Twelve Mile's Lawnmower races in the afternoon and had a cookout in the evening--complete with sparklers and other little firework fun. 

Owen had to warm up to the idea of the sparklers.  After watching ALOT of them, he decided to give it a try but then threw it down and watched it finish.  

 By the end of the evening he was joining in the fun, but very very concentrated while waving his sparkler.

Blueberry Picking

I took Owen and Lilly blueberry picking today! It went over really well!  (Gibby stayed back at Grammie and Papa's to take a nap.) Owen picked 4 lbs all by himself and was really into picking for TWO whole HOURS!! He took one break in the middle but that was it...the rest he was busily picking away.  Lilly ate every berry she picked and was content to watch when she wasn't eating.  Altogether, we picked 21 1/2 lbs of berries!! 

Monday, July 8, 2013

A picnic lunch--tent style

I got out our tent to make sure it is all in one piece and ready to go because we are crazy and taking our 3 little children camping next weekend.  

The kids were so excited to play in the tent that afternoon and even eat lunch in it!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Princess Party

Lilly and Mommy went to a "Princess Party" at our local library recently.  She was SO excited to go to a party just for "her"--she kept calling it "my party".  It really was a Pinkalicious party put on by all the high school girls in the 4H Queen Pagent.  

All ready to go in her princess dress.

 She got to make a crown and a sash and watch a little puppet show. 

 Here's my little princess with the Miss Cass County. Even though she was so stone faced the whole time at the party, taking everything in around her, she couldn't stop talking about the party after we left. :)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Lilly Lou Lou

My pretty girl. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Baby Goats

While in Michigan visiting Gramma and Grampa a couple weeks ago, we had the privalege of getting to visit some of their friends' baby goats.  The kids thought it was pretty neat and still talk about it every once in a while. :)