Sunday, December 22, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Happy St. Nicholas Day! This is the only celebrating time he gets in our house...on Dec. 6th (apparently celebrating this day originated in Europe). He was a generous man and for that we want to be reminded to be generous as well...with our time, friendship, gifts, and other ways of thinking and taking care of others. But he did not invent generosity, so therefore our Christmas season is not about him (or the fictional character based on his life) but the one who was the most generous of all...the greatest gift we could/will ever receive!
Children, in some European counties, would set their shoes out the night before St. Nicholas Day and in the morning it would be filled with coins and other small treats. So my kids put their shoes out and woke up to chocolate gold coins filling their shoes.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Sledding...sort of. My kids were so excited about the forecast of snow that they were warming up their sleds...on the grass.
These crazy "Hawaiian" kids are still figuring out this winter thing. And yes, that is Ansley without socks too. Thankfully the snow finally came tonight so tomorrow I'm pretty sure they will be decked out in their snow suits and out the door before I am even out of bed.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Ansley found these fairy wings in the garage (not sure why they were there) and put them on while she rode her scooter around and climbed trees. Too cute to not take a picture of.
And this was after I said 'just smile like something is funny.' A little better.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
This is kind of old news now, but a few weeks back there was this ladybug invasion. I would walk outside and have a dozen ladybugs land on me. So I decided to check out the zoom on my camera and see how much detail I could capture with my camera. Not bad.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
This particular photo was on our "hike" that the kids and I took for PE when the leaves started changing and the weather was just perfect. I was experimenting with the manual focus. Some other random photos to come!
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Ansley has mastered riding her bike this week with no training wheels. I noticed she could ride the boys scooter around and balance perfectly on it. Then I thought to myself, that's the same thing as balancing on a bicycle right? So off the training wheels came and a day later she was all on her own. Such a big girl!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Don't worry. My blog will not turn into the chicken blog. This will be my last post on chickens...well maybe one more when they lay their first eggs. We're eagerly awaiting that. But here is our crew...pecking around the yard eating the bugs and clover, their two favorite treats.This is Tiger. She is the chicken with nine lives. I nursed her back to health after an attack from a raccoon. I think at times we thought she was a goner but she pulled through and has joined the rest of the brood.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Meet Brody...our new baby (girl) kitten. We thought she was a boy when we first got her which is why the name is a bit boyish. But since we haven't taken her to a vet yet we are still not certain she is a girl, so Brody it is.
You see I have this problem when it comes to small, defenseless, weak animals. I feel the need to take them home....especially when they are 'free' and so teeny-tiny. Thankfully I have a chill husband who doesn't mind and I have 4 kids who absolutely LOVE the new addition to our family. And Bella, our other cat, is adjusting.
This Ansley girl is just like me as a little kid. She loves any and every animal that will let her pick it up. Let's just say Brody does not get neglected. I snapped a picture of her snuggling with Brody and than thought the lighting was really good in the room and decided to snap a few more of the other munchkin's...