Friday, January 29, 2010

Tooth Fairy

Avery had her two front teeth pulled by the dentist cause those stubborn things just wouldn't come out on their own. This is what the tooth fairy leaves every time along with the appropriate amount of money. A tiny little note from her own personal tooth fairy.....she loves it!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Love This

Love her voice and I am a sucker for harmonicas (my dad plays one) and I love when a husband and wife can make such sweet music together! The words are so beautiful and true. Enjoy!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy Second Birthday Piper

This little doggie has gotten a lot of face time on my blog lately. Can't help it, she's my friend. Today we celebrated her 2nd Birthday! Not that she had any idea what the day was. So we made her "pupcakes" for her big day.
They are peanut butter and carrot pupcakes(however I didn't have carrots). Frosted with a bit of cream cheese and more peanut butter.
She had one and my hubbys dog Bain had one(they are best buds) and we took two next door for her walking partners, Cody and Riley.
Needless to say, they were a hit. She licked the plate clean, and the floor and anything else she thought might have peanut butter on it.

**Of course we had to take Birthday portraits

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

One of Those Days

**this photo has nothing to do with my post, just hate not having a photo to share

Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like you should just crawl back in bed until it is over?? Well that has been today for me. I got up early to try a new class at the Y. I got there with plenty of time to spare, kids in the child watch area and ready to go. Only I walk into the fitness room to find out there is no room left....How early should I get there to be able to get a spot?? I envision a mad dash through the doors once the class ahead has finished. I was discouraged to say the least cause I was really looking forward to it. You see my hubby is away on a trip for the week and I had a terrible night of sleep. A keep the light on cause you are scared of the dark and are having anxiety kind of night. So thinking I would make a better start to the day I got up for the forward to not being aloud to take the class I was pretty upset. So I go to the weight room only to feel very intimidated by all the large men walking around and the gong ho cardio machine users and I meekly turned and went out to gather my kids.

Okay so the gym wasn't going to work, no big deal, I'll roll with the punches. I had some errands to run anyways. I go to the homeschool bookstore to purchase the next set of books in the explode the code series for Keegan only to realize they don't open until 12, it is 10. Okay I need to go to Target so I'll do that first. Only to get to Target to find they are out of the two things of makeup I need. I get pull ups and a few items for the kids co op bags and leave. Go back to the homeschool store and wait a half hour for them to open. Go inside go straight to the section of XTC to find they too are out of what books I needed for Keegan.

I give up go home order the books on line, pay bills and now am sitting here writing this. Praise the Lord I am able to laugh at it or so help me I would cry.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Christmas Photo 2009

This is the photo that I sent as our Christmas card. I love this photo, well except that the chilazion on Tripps eye was at its peak. I am going to try and find a reasonable company to put it on canvas so I can hang it proud on our wall. I love the fact that I take my own photos, me a tripod and the self timer button. It is all so much more relaxed cause we don't feel like we are performing for someone. Amazingly it looks as if we are all looking at the same thing! Anyway....if you did not receive a card from me please know I was thinking of you!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

What's Going On Around My House

I am working on this blanket using fun bright colors to put in my Lil' Lemondrop

I found this boy asleep on the steps a half hour after I sent him up for his nap. Guess this is all the farther he could make it. He was up until almost midnight "rearranging" the dresser in his room, and we did go swimming for a half hour in warm water at the Y after church this morning. I guess it did him in :)

And this girl dressing like a princess and trying to play cats cradle on her own even though I told her it was for two people.

I am also making a couple loaves of bread from a new recipe, I will post pictures if it turns out. Okay my timer just went off, I must go and knead the bread some more!!

I hope you all are having a great Sunday :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year New Start

Well hello friends. I took a small break after Christmas, mainly because I really didn't have much to say. We are well started into the new year and I have determined to make a fresh start of things. No resolutions, just refocusing. I have joined my local Y. I am giving myself 3 months, if I don't use it regularly (I am aiming for 3 days a week) then I will drop my membership. On monday school will resume, and I am hoping for a bit of a fire to be lit not just in me but the kids.

Homeschool moms please tell me I am not the only one that wakes up some days and wanders why in the world I don't just put those kids on the bus?! So many days I love homeschooling but when you hit that wall it is such a struggle,ya know??

Other things I am looking forward to in the new year?! I am beginning to plan a small road trip for me and the kids and the Wee Camper. I am hoping for some place warm and sunny. I do hate cold weather! Anyone live on the East Coast that reads my blog and has suggestions I would love to hear them :)

Here is something fun, my husband made a snow machine and has blown snow for my kids twice now. I know crazy, but that's what you do when you live in the South East and rarely see the stuff. I was raised in PA so I have had my fair share of snow days, my kids however have never even been sled riding. So we took it in our own hands to have some of the white stuff to play in. They think it is awesome and I am pretty impressed by my husband if I do say so myself.
**seriously how cute is he so proud of himself that he made snow ;)

We came home from church on Sunday to find my poor puppy was not her self. She had been squinting all morning and I thought nothing of it til we came home and she had green gook in her eye. So first thing Monday we took her to her Dr and she had an ulcer in her eye, so now she is on antibiotics to chase away the infection and clear up her eye. Poor thing she was shaking all night Sunday from the pain, I felt so bad for her. Good news she is on the mend and back to her old spunky self!

I hope everyone had a great Holiday!