September 23, 2016

1st Birthday

Oh boy, a candle...we'd been practicing blowing out candles for a few weeks. 
With Grandma and Grandpa...and looks like he's not sure if he blew out the candle or someone helped him.  We made these gluten-free and sugar-free cupcakes:
He got a John Deere tractor toy, which he loves!
His cousin, Bryce, shares his birthday with Paul!!!  Exactly the same day, 5 years apart.  Bryce turned 6.  He loves Minecraft legos.
 Unplanned...twins!  Both Rob and Nathan got the shirts from their mom.
After all the excitement, he fell asleep in my arms ♥ And the next day, we had more family and friends over to celebrate his actual birth day!
As the evening progressed...the indoor photos became blurry, but this one is Paul with his Godfather and daughter, Kira.
I have been writing "thank you" many gifts for little Paul's 1st birthday!  I got this set of Prismacolor colored pencils when I was about 13 from an elderly woman (who has passed away, but I remember her well), who was a talented artist, I have some lovely wooden eggs that she painted.  I'm 39 years old now, so I've been using them for 26 years. 
Every year, I go to the art store and replace a few colors, because they are merely an inch big.  I do use these down to the nib.  The colors are bright and fantastic.  Sorry Crayola, there is NO comparison.  Prismacolor is the best, in my books. 

September 20, 2016

Iron's farm

We went to Iron's farm...we started going there 22 years ago, to pick apples.  Their orchard isn't open for u-pick right now, but we packed a picnic and bought cider and apple fritters.
Sarah, my beautiful friend came to have a birthday party for her mom, who turned 70 today!
And we had a lovely 1st birthday for little Paul.  I will upload photos later.

September 16, 2016

Milking the cow

We arrive at 8am to milk the cows.  There are 2 Guernesies now, and they walk up to the barn, they know it's milking time.  The field is so pretty in the morning.
After...saying thank you to the cows. We filled 2 and a half jars with milk.  Sharing it with the other family make it just perfect.  They filled 2 jars, we took the extra...

September 2, 2016


 Dad and little Paul...and a sunny day here!
 Standing unassisted...will be walking soon!
 We went down to the firestation.
 Little guy loves these balloons!