Monday, November 15, 2010

random backyard fun!

K,Z and L pounding rocks into clay.  You can tell it was a bit chilly this day.  Felt a bit like home!

The craziness of my backyard...yes this is my backyard. 

Making a witches brew!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Our First Visitors!!!

We were so thrilled...Grandma and Grandpa came to visit and we were all over-the-top about it! 

They arrived while kiddos were at school so I had them to myself for a while.  This was nice for me...they are so special to me and I miss them so much.  I showed them our new house and the gardens.  They both liked the house and Mom commented a couple times that the house just feels comfortable.  That makes me feel really good.  We then went to Baba's house so they could visit with her.  Baba's house is so lovely and we had a great time visiting with her.  Her apple cake was just the icing on the cake...Thanks Carolyn!

We then headed to school to get the kiddos...this was the reaction!
It was a really HAPPY moment! 

We got K from her school and headed out to the beach.  Grandma grew up growing to the beach on the Pacific Ocean and had never set foot in the Gulf...I think she felt a little at home when we arrived. 

The shell hunting began!!!

We had a wonderful time!  It was just happiness and joy the entire short-but-sweet visit.  They couldn't stay long as the house in WY still needs some attention before the holidays but we can't wait for them to come back and stay awhile.  They even talked about staying a long while over the cold WY winters...that would be amazing!

This helped remind me how much family means to me.  They have always been wonderful parents and I am so thankful we got to introduce them to our new home.

I saw a saying this morning that said "Friends are the Flowers in a lovely garden"...if that's true then family must be the absolutely need their nutrients they provide in order to live a healthy, happy life. 

I can't wait for the next visit...I love you Mom and Dad!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010!

 It was a lovely day!  Baba came over and we headed out to get pumpkins at the Farmer's market.  The kiddos picked out their favorites in record time and we headed back home to do the carving.  I like carving pumpkins but it's not my favorite Halloween activity (that would be helping eat the treats we bring home after trick or treating!!).  I love having kiddos old enough to do most of the carving themselves! 
 Baba took the job of separating the seeds from the muck (another not-so-favorite activity) so she could roast them for the kiddos.  Thank you Baba!

 This year, the kiddos had to create their costumes all themselves.  I didn't want to have to buy anything.  They were excited and ended up doing an amazing job.  I did make the capes but they did everything else...GREAT JOB guys!

I hope your Halloween was creative, fun, and spooky all in one!