Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Program

Photos with Santa are torture for my children, apparently. That candycane should be an American Gothic pitchfork.





















Saturday, November 22, 2008

Gingerbread Men







'Tis almost the season. My daughter spotted some gingerbread men in my magazine and we had to make some. We turned on some Christmas music and got in the spirit. I haven't yet convinced them to share with the neighbors.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jump Rope Club





































Jump rope club is so much fun. She learned lots of fancy tricks. The first requirement is to jump 25 times in a row. We are up to 7 jumps. These pictures do not capture the giant smile she had on her face. Or the smile on my face when she fell asleep early after burning off so much energy. We love our jumper.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bird Watching




We had a robin
build her nest in the shed this spring.
Swallows built their homes in the neighboring cliff. Now our sunflowers are feeding these birds. Can anyone identify what type of bird it is? Hana loves the red ones. I shot these through the window because they spook really easily.





I am a lucky lady. My husband baked these blueberry muffins this morning. They tasted even better than they look. Mmm. Is your mouth watering?

Have you seen this mouse?

My husband learned a valuable lesson about impulse purchases. He went to the pet store for tutle food and my son talked him into $60 worth of food, cage and a pet mouse. I was shocked. Do you know how many mice we have killed on purpose at the cabin? I was against it. My allergies went crazy which I later determined was from the mouse bedding. It lasted a week. There was just no way to keep his wheel clean and he STUNK! So we taped him into a shoe box and carefully cleaned his cage the night before we planned to return him to the pet store. The next morning, one problem. No mouse! He chewed his way out. Now I had a mouse in my house on purpose. Ick! Luckily, Collin found the mouse that afternoon. Woohoo! The little guy was under the bed. Cute or not, we were happy to return him to the pet store.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Our Princess is 5
















Tuesday, March 4, 2008







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