Monday, November 7, 2011

Adam's First Haircut



Adam's hair was getting long, really long. His little curls were getting matted in the back. It was time for his first haircut! The curls aren't completely gone, but wow what a difference a couple of inches made!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

It's getting cold..




Here we are, and it's November, Turkey Day is a few weeks away and I'm REALLy looking forward to everyone coming up (don't let me down! lol). We've been raking up leaves and bracing ourselves for the cold months. It's still pretty with a few warm sunny days here and there. We made playdoh one day and Addie made a monster, Judah made a tadpole.
After a really looong week of Adelaide being sick (I think she's almost over it), we took a drive yesterday just to get out of the house and breathe. We stopped off at our ice cream place and got ice cream, Addie got rainbow, Judah got cookiesncream, Adam shared my banana and Joe's cookie dough.

We drove through Clark State park and stopped to let the kids play for a few minutes, Addie promptly lost her ice cream. =o( But she kept on playing.
So that's a recap of the past couple of weeks, nothing too crazy, just our daily life. lol


Friday, October 28, 2011

Camping, Ice cream and Animals







The weather has been great here, not too awful cold and a few very sunny days. Joe took Judah fishing and camping at a nearby lake, and even though it was windy they both had a blast. They fished and made a fire and roasted hotdogs. Meanwhile, I took Adam over to a friend's house (and on the way stopped off at our favorite ice cream joint for a banana split).

Afterwards, Adelaide and I went shopping and stopped off at Chikfila as well, for a little one-on-one time together. =D



Earlier this week, we had a beautiful day with a high of 77, and since I knew dreary days were coming, I packed us up a lunch, skipped school for the day and headed to the zoo. Man what a relaxing time it was just having fun with the kids..we rode the merry-go-round after eating lunch, playing on the playground and seeing all the animals. Adam absolutely LOVED the carousel and didn't want to get off. We finished off our trip with cotton candy and headed home. Yay for field trips! =oD




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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Fun

 Fall has been beautiful so far. We've been trying to make every day count before colder weather sets in. A few weeks back I loaded the kids up and we headed to Georgia for our occasional week of family visiting. It's always nice to be with everyone that I miss on a daily basis. You really don't know what you're missing until you move 500 miles away.
 Days were spent visiting family, having fun, eating food, etc. ;o)
 We took a day and went to Rock Ranch, owned by Truitt Cathy (the Chik-fil-a guy). The place was loads of fun! For $12 (we had a coupon) the kids got to do whatever they wanted! Pony rides, corn maze, Tiny Town, little tractors..it was just an endless supply of fun activities for them! I don't know why we haven't been there sooner!





 Grammy and Poppy's swing, on a beautiful Georgia day!

 When we got back to Indiana we planned a day to go apple picking at Huber's farm. They day was a little windy but it turned out to be a lot of fun! 63 lbs of apples later we were set!



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

=o)

Sorry I skipped September without a post. I rarely hop on the computer anymore, even emails don't get checked for weeks. So to catch up on everything we did before fall hit...

Adam's birthday came and went (1 whole year?!)
I've reclaimed my love of sewing and have been busy making Addie some clothes.
We've been busy doing kindergarten stuff

Fishing with friends


Enjoyed the last bit of summer
Once I manage to get more photos off my phone I'll fill you in on what we've been doing for fall!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Birthday Bliss!



Addie's birthday came along and so did Judah's! I decided to have a "small" party for each of them. Meaning.. however many kids I can cram into my house right? Addie's was a little bit smaller with pink and purple decorations.

Judah had a guest list for his party and I invited each one of them. His was a little more planned with a race car theme (since he chose a hot wheels cake).
We made "license plates", played pin the tail on the donkey, and tire toss. They both had a blast and so did all the kids! Next up is Adam's birthday, and since he won't even know it's his, we'll just be getting him a little smash cake and call it a day. =o)

On another note, We've started homeschool this week with Judah in kindergarten. So far it's been great! Today we did a little science experiment with mixing colors. We made cupcakes and mixed colored frosting! Friday is a group trip to the local fire department, which I know they'll love. I'm going to try and make Kindergarten as fun as possible for him (and Addie, since she's right there next to him). I enjoyed school so much and I want them to enjoy it too!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Brainard Lake



We took a day and drove up to Brainard Lake, a beautiful lake surrounded by moutains. We brought a picnic along and while Joe did some fly fishing, the kids and I strolled around the lake and did some exploring.





On the way home we stopped again in St Louis and visited the arch again, this time we were able to go up. It took a loong time to be able to go up, lots of waiting, but Judah absolutely loved it. He had been so disappointed that we didn't get to go up on the way out to Colorado, so it was worth all the wait for him. =o)



Then before we knew it our excursion out west was over, we're left with tons of happy memories. I'm hoping the kids will remember a few of those too. =o)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rocky Mountains



Toward the end of the week, we went to Rocky Mountain National Forest, and once again I wish we had taken a couple of days to spend here. We saw elk and I saw a huge bull elk too! I would have loved to go hiking here, but after the Garden of the God hike, I knew we couldn't do it with the kids.

They views are incredible, the landscape is just so different from Indiana for sure.


We drove through, and met up with Joe's parents for lunch at Poppy's! The kids thought it was cool to eat at a place named after Poppy.

After lunch, Tom and Diane took the kids for us and Joe and I went on a horseback ride, the one thing we were wanting to do on our own. We opted for the two hour ride, instead of the one hour. It was just us and our tour guide, my horse's name was Rachel, lol. I was a little fearful at first, but I managed to loosen up a little into the ride. About 30 minutes into it, it started to POUR! and..it was COLD! But we just had to laugh, the scenery sure did make up for the shivering. We cut our tour a little short, but it was fun!