Thursday, June 2, 2011

change of address

we are moving! i am happy to announce that we have moved our blog to one that is more user friendly and secure for everyone. please come visit us at and know that we are still under construction.

For at least the last 30 days we have had the fireman practicing every evening and all day on Saturdays across the street. Their state championships are coming up and we will have a front row seat. Timothy has been loving it and this year he has his own firetruck to join in on the action. His favorite thing seems to be spraying his hose. He is sure that fire comes out of the hose even though I have tried to explain that it is water to put out fires, but nope he's got fire in his.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

finally a fish

We went fishing last weekend and Mama was the only one who caught a fish. The kids were so excited, and Charlotte even got to reel it in. Prior to this both kids were convinced that we just could not catch any fish. I have heard more than once out of Charlotte's mouth over that last year how come we never catch any fish? Reid was convinced to prove her otherwise, so finally we took them to a stocked pond right outside of Lander.

We were out there all morning trying to catch one. When we finally did catch this one, the kids were thoroughly entertained watching it flop around and examining all its parts.

We all decided to keep the fish and share it for lunch. When we got home, I cleaned it and fried it in the pan head and tail on. We sat down at the table with our smorgasbord of a lunch and Charlotte ate the entire fish!! The rest of us only got one small bite each. Admittedly it was not as good as the mountain trout I love so much, but that did not stop Charlotte. The first words out of her mouth when I laid it on the table were I want to try the tail. Okey Dokey-she ate a bite of it, but did not ask for seconds of the tail :)
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

fairy garden

We are way overdue for a blog post here. I have many cute pictures and videos that will be flooding the blog very soon. For now I couldn't help but post the fairy garden that the kids and I made this weekend. I have always loved miniature gardens and the kids and I have been talking about making a fairy house for about a year-this was a perfect fit. For more inspiration look here.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter morning tradition

We may have started a new tradition-Easter morning t-ball game. The kids had a blast. Charlotte really got it and loved hitting the ball, running around the bases to score on home base, and then taggin people out. Timothy did pretty well too, he is a great hitter as well. Sometimes he forgot where to run so his path between bases was more like a zigzag or an arch. Finally after about 30 minutes, Timothy just wanted to play in the sand. We sure do love having the Park right in our back yard!
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dyeing eggs

This activity went so smoothly that we should do it more than once a year. The kids did not fight over any of the accecories, I was truly impressed. We made some beautiful eggs.
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the loot

The hunt was mass bedlem! We didn't get any pictues because it was all we could do to keep up with the kids and it was over in less than 1 minute!! The kids wanted to check out their loot right away. Mama was happy that there was no candy :)
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waiting for the hunt

City Park hosts an egg hunt every year on the Saturday before Easter. We were out with the 2-5 year old group waiting for it to start. There isn't much hunting for these guys, just all layed out on the grass. We were coming up with strategies to get the most eggs. Charlotte said she would just start picking up the first ones she saw, and Timmy said he would run out to the middle first.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ouch you know that one hurt. he took a big digger over his bulldozer and landed straight on his mouth. he will happily tell anyone about who asks. timothy has been so friendly lately to everyone-greeting with big waves and "hellos".

both charlotte and timothy have been interested in reading. charlotte can read almost the entire 1st book in our early reader set (one and two word sentences of very similar words). she is pretty proud, and so are we. timothy may not be too far behind as he has even more interest in the words than charlotte!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

take a picture of this

Kids seem to be directing pictures these days,
and Charlotte wanted a picture of she and Cumberland.
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Will somebody please tell me where my sweet baby boy went??
Break my heart, they are both growing up too fast!!
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dress up

Oh boy, we have been full of dress up games lately! I have moved the dress up clothes to the play area in the basement and it draws the kids down there much more often. My kids are still not quite convinced that there are no monsters in the basement, but most of the time they don't give it a second thought. They play down there so happily and tend to work out problems better than if I am around. Ahhh a little more quiet around here lately.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

park playdate

splashing, sloshing, swinging,
running, hopping, falling,
slipping, and sliding
-all part of a warm winter playdate in city park.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

dance party

Last weekend we headed over 2 mountain passes to Victor, Idaho to visit Lauryn, Jordy and Whityn. We had fun hanging around and having a couple dance parties.
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Monday, February 21, 2011


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We love the Pinedale Aquatic Center.
Here are some shots from a recent trip-very enjoyable for all!!