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September 19, 2017

Two years

This little boy joined our family 2 years ago.  Yesterday was his birthday, but we had a party with some family and friends Sunday.
My mom gave him a gift.  His favorite thing was the bar of chocolate.  Mine was the button up shirt and pants...and Rob read the new farm book to him before bed last night.
He helped Dad mow the lawn and I got a little time to crochet.
 That's Paul muddy car track painting!!
These photos are from his party...
 We gave kazoos as a party favor!
Grammie did a puzzle with him.

September 13, 2017

Soccer win!!

Olivia's soccer team won!  Yay!!  I'm so glad we went to watch that game.  This afternoon is an away game and she's taking the bus with her team, we're not going...
 She's #23, maybe you can see her running?
This is what little brother does on the bleachers, when he's not yelling "Lala" and clapping for his sister.  Oh yeah, he runs, too.  Making loud sounds on the bleachers!
I've been making lots of cookies for our church festival this coming weekend.  I think there are 42 Russian matroska cookies so far.  Food markers & sprinkes are awesome!
Can you tell he just woke up from a nap? Sunday at church, sweet big sisters.

September 9, 2017

Pie crust

I made the bottom crust for an apple pie, and after watching mama, this little guy wanted to help make the top crust.

September 6, 2017

Apple picker

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We went to a nearby orchard to pick apples on Labor day.  They cost $20 for a peck.  Little hands...picking apples...still one year old for a little longer...almost 2 years old.

August 29, 2017

It's naptime

Right now, someone is napping... it's the time of the day where I get to read or do something quiet that I enjoy.
Yesterday morning I lit some charcoal and put a few little pieces of Frankincense on top of it...Paul is trying to catch the incense.
A little baby watermelon in our backyard garden.
Last week was the first football game of the season. Hannah played with the band you can barely see her in this picture, but if you see the Redbox she is to the right.
We didn't stay for the whole game we walked behind the football stadium in the alley.
 The sunsets have been beautiful.
We went for a playdate at Paul's cousin's house.
He wanted to hold their kitten. He pretended to take their dog, Barney, for a walk.

August 22, 2017

91% eclipse

Shadows through the mimosa tree during the eclipse, love the crescent moon shapes.
 
The colander was a nice little helmet.  Paul just didn't 
understand about the eclipse and thought we were playing outside.  It was also pretty cool to look through.
You can't tell that the sun is probably 80% covered at this point, but there is a little crescent that reflected in the bottom of the photograph.  We also viewed the eclipse through my husband's welding helmet.
My sister gave me this for my birthday and I finally got around to painting all the states we've been to so far, after it dried, I added the year we went to each state for the first time, since we've been married.  We need to go to Alaska, Hawaii, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.

August 10, 2017

Ohio River

It's my niece's birthday today.  Her dad took the day off work and took us out on the motor boat on the Ohio River.
 That's the Cincinnati Reds baseball stadium behind the girls.
 And the beautiful suspension bridge.  Below, is the yellow bridge, which they call the Big Mac bridge, guess because they are yellow arches like McDonald's.
Paul went on the Giant Bubba raft that we trailed behind the motor boat just once, while we were still.
 All the girls!  Beautiful skies today.
 Timmy fell asleep and so did Paul.
We're lucky mamas.