Friday, August 15, 2008

Owl Pancakes

This morning we used this recipe to make yummy pancakes in the shape of owls!! We used bananas and blueberries to decorate. The kids loved them!!

On Sunday, we'll be going on an owl hike at a local nature center and dissecting owl pellets. We'll be back next week to let you know how it goes.

Pappy's Picnic

We had a great time at Pappy's picnic on Sunday!!
The crazy slides

All the corn we could eat

Looking cool with Pappy


Thanks for the invite and the great day!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A recipe for a perfect summer evening

Lots of yummy food and drinks

Roasting the perfect marshmallow

Catching fireflies

Great friends.

Thank you so much for such a fun night!! We love you guys!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008


For those of you who have been wondering where the photos of Henry are, take a look...

He's been keeping us just a little bit busy lately.

Seriously. I've never met a baby who can move so quickly. Yesterday he climbed the piano to kiss the picture of his cousin "Ya-eee-ya".

Climbing again.

And again.

Wild man.

The only time he stops moving is when he's asleep.

The boy's lucky he's so darn cute. Couldn't you just take a bite out of him???

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Birthday Girl

I can't believe our girl turned 5 on Sunday. She's amazing--so smart, funny and beautiful. And so loved. Happy, happy birthday, sweet Stella.

Monday, July 7, 2008


A few weeks ago we ordered a Live Butterfly Garden from Insect Lore. We received our caterpillars in the mail and for days we watched them eat and grow. Soon they turned into chrysalides. After the butterflies hatched, we fed them flowers, sugar water, and an orange.

Before releasing them, Stella and Aiden whispered thank yous and wishes of good luck to the butterflies.

Today the kids wrote and illustrated their own books about butterflies.

Aiden called his book "My Beautiful Butterflies" and his only words are "Butterflies in the garden. Hope to see you soon!" How cute is he?????

Stella wrote a story about a butterfly who lays an egg on a milkweed flower. The egg hatches into a caterpillar, who turns to a chrysalis, becomes a butterfly and flies away.

What an amazing experience for all of us!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July

Down on the Farm

We spent the 4th of July at a beautiful horse farm. Good food, good company and so much to see and do...

We wore our hand-made, freezer paper stencil shirts (thanks for the great idea, Soulemama )...

Appaloosa mamas with their babies...

So new that their legs were still wobbly...

A nursing baby...

In LOVE with the lambs...

Good, old-fashioned fun on the tire swing...

We hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!!

(I think we'll spend the rest of the weekend driving around and searching for land for sale and dreaming...)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Simple Pleasures

We've been having so much fun relaxing and enjoying the simple pleasures of life this Spring...
Spending time in the woods...

Finding a toad in our backyard..

Smelling lots of flowers...
Flying kites...

It can't get much better than this!!