Saturday, March 20, 2010



Seriously, green pancakes. I figured since it was saint patricks day why not?
I don't normally make breakfast for the kiddos during the week so this was
an unexpected delight. The kids loved them and so did dad.
So much praise. I love hearing it.. "mom, you're the best!!!"
I'll enjoy it while they are young ,someday I may not be so "cool"


Local feed store frenzy


Our local feed store has an annual customer appreciation day that is great fun for the kids. Plus you get a discount on your purchases so chicken feed here we come. The kids got to pet a bunch of little farm critters and one gigantic percheron. Oh was he ever beautiful! 17.3 hands high!! Wish I could ride him. So did the kids. He was so friendly.



We got to go for a ride in the wagon. The horses were very patient and sweet. It was a blast. Karli thought the horse was totally cool, but insisted on not touching him. She even pulled her hands back when Brent tried to coax her. She loved them, but only from a distance.
Nana showed up and even won a feed trough!! Lucky nana. We had some yummy hot dogs and popcorn. All in all it was a fun little family outing.

Walking in a winter wonderland???


When we had that funny weather about a week ago I was able to get some great shots of Karli wandering around the yard. She looked so dang cute lugging her baby around and enjoying the snowflakes.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

On Your Marks.....


So alot of people were doing a family olympics and I thought it would be totally fun to give it a try. Of course, it was all last minute but it was totally fun. We invited the Ravelli's and the Kanenwishers to join us. What a blast.


Ok, so I know I look like a total retard in the picture. My camera was set on a 3 second timer! I was trying to book it over to everyone before it took. Oh well. Atleast I am IN the picture! We had a great time playing some simple games. We did the hula hoop toss.....


ummm... Chris? You look ummm good in pink?..?...
We also tried our take on the bobsled except, daddy was the sled.........

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We played a couple other games and handed out medals.We had yummy hamburgers and delicious brownies. After dinner the kids all ran around outside playing in the dark. They had a blast! All in all it was alot of fun and no one got hurt!!



So these are our new Lavender dryer sachets!!! They are so cool, you just give them a squeeze and throw them into the dryer with your wet a clothes and voila...natural fragrance!! What a perfect partner to go with our laundry soap. Oh, we got more surprises coming...your going to love it!

My Little Whistler

Katie learned how to whistler recently. She is so proud of her new talent. She reminds us that she IS 4 you know. Amazing how birthdays make you feel so much older and wiser.

You can't fence ME in...

Well, Karli has finally figured out how to get out of her bed. I caught her in action one day. Silly little thing. A while back she did try to climb over...that did NOT go so well. Thankfully she only toppled out a couple times and decided that was not a good route. I knew it wouldn't be long before she realized she could snake thru sisters ladder.

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The happy face of personal achievement. Way to go girl!! Now get back in that bed and take your nap! PLEASE!!! I am so losing this battle of the daytime nap. But, I can say that I totally love hearing her pitter patter to my room in the morning when she wakes. Pick your battles, right?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Baby it's HOT outside!


I don't know of a better way to beat the cold and boredom...Hit the hot tub!!!
We were all a little bored and decided to take a plunge into the tub. It was
awesome. I don't think we realized that the kids hadn't been in when it was
totally dark out before. They had a great time stargazing.


Karli had a blast. At first she was really cautious, but after
she got her sea legs she acted invincible.


I took some pictures and then quickly jumped in.
BIG mistake!! My feet were freezing!!! so when I jumped in
they burned from the heat. Hahaha, the price we pay for a couple pictures.