Saturday, September 26, 2009

before and after





Charlotte got her ears lowered this morning :) She did great sitting for quite a while, figety but staying in the chair. Her hair needs a little touch-up to even some places out, but overall it looks pretty cute. Reid and I both think she looks like Alden, Reid's sister.
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kitty love



what Tyler will put up with for a little TLC.
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Friday, September 25, 2009

happy anniversary

to my wonderful husband of 3 years, and my good friend of 18 years-I love you bunches.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

baby whityn





Baby Whityn came for a visit this weekend, he was escorted by his loving parents Jordy and Lauryn. We had an enjoyable, relaxing weekend. While Whityn slept all weekend, we took him to the park, on walks, and just hung out. It was great to have some hang out time as the last few weeks have been busy. It felt like a real treat. I even stayed up late, drank a beer, ate an ice cream and watched a movie! I also got some good snuggle time with the litte 6 week old cutie :) Charlotte and Timothy seemed to enjoy having a tiny baby around. Charlotte played mama to her own babies, and Timothy was okay with him as long as I wasn't holding him :) Thanks guys for making the trip over and camping out in the airstream.
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morning and night 4

When CG was visiting we made felted wool bowls (Charlotte learned how in her art class) and CG and Mama got inspired. They weren't quite as easy as we thought!
Enjoying this extended summer by eating out on our picnic table. We had quite a fall feast with fresh dove thanks to Reid. We served it with a slice jalapeno from our garden and a wedge of cheddar cheese, wrapped in bacon and cooked on the grill, then a side of beet and carrot salad from our garden, yellow squash (also from the garden) casserole with eggs from our chickens, and some yummy jasmine rice. Delicious!
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Monday, September 14, 2009

morning and night 3

Reid took the kids to see the fly-in this weekend at the Lander airport. They were hardly out of bed and awake when he scooped them up and put them in the car. I wanted to join them, but without being properly caffeinated yet I was more than happy to have an hour to myself (with my mom)at home. What a treat. I got "me time" and the kids got "Papa time". Perfect!
The second picture speaks for itself. One evening kids playing in the backyard, Reid sitting on an Adirondacks chair enjoying the scenery. Pretty precious.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


We had a wonderful ladybug experience. Mimi bought us a ladybug house and we ordered the larvae. They arrived in the mail and into the house they went. We watched them mill around and eat. A few days later they begun turning into pupa and hanging on the side of the house. There they hibernated for 5 days. On the morning of the 5th day, Charlotte and I eagerly awoke to see what was happening. To our amazement there were the ladybugs hatching from their pupa. We must have watched for 45 minutes as all 11 ladybugs were in different stages of hatching. It was fantastic, something we would have never seen otherwise.

They then lived in their house for a few days eating on raisins. We wanted to wait until CG arrived to release them into the garden. Finally their release one crisp, 60 degree morning into the garden. Charlotte was so gentle with them and they really rewarded us by staying close for a while.

Friday, September 11, 2009

morning and night 2



More peaceful moments from my day. I was doing some target shooting, getting ready for Antelope season. And then one of my favorite things, cutting Reid's hair. I absolutely love the 15minutes it takes for his trim, I get to run my fingers through hishair repeatedly and think about just how much I love this beautiful man.
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

morning and night 1

What a wonderful time of year. I am enjoying some slower, quiet moments both in the mornings and in the evenings. Hopefully I can share them with you for a couple of days. Yesterday, I finished up sewing a friends birthday crown in the morning with Timothy playing around my feet and in the evening I watched the kids play in Charlotte's toddler bed. Trying to enjoy every moment.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

the reward





Ice cream with Isa. A pretty good reward for napping in her big girl bed. I don't think I have mentioned that we have had a new ice cream local in Lander. It is called the scream shack and it is half a block from our house. I am convinced Charlotte has eaten more ice cream than she would have if this scream shack did not exist. I have begun to let go of wishing a perfet diet for her. Everything in moderation, right?

Timothy looks less than thrilled as he has not truly experienced the scream shack. I make him a healthy and delicious smoothie (banana, spinach, cooked carrots, and cooked pear-tastes pretty good) before we go so he gets a "treat" too. The face he has on is the one he wears for anybody outside of immediate family. It just takes him a bit to warm up, even to people he sees all the time (Blair is behind the lens on these photos).
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Friday, September 4, 2009

its happening

its happening, she's in her toddler bed-napping!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

busy, busy


Charlotte loves being a little mommy. She keeps quite busy taking care of her baby, nursing it, rocking it, going to the store, talking on the phone, etc.. Her new stroller is a big hit. It was her prize on her sticker chart for going to sleep all week with no crying! I broke my rules and bought her a material prize, and the promise of it sure did motivate her all week. The promise of a hike, a picnic, or even ice cream as a prize this week has not motivated her quite as much. Couple that with the fact that she is now proficient at climbing out of her crib, and I think the result is going to be fewer naps. I am holding out for them as long as I can-stay tuned, I feel a big girl bed on the way in.

On another note, I have been taking a bit of a break from the blog/computer. Life has just been so busy, and I personally have been in transition figuring out how I shift between being a mother, working, time for myself, and time with my husband. ON top of that questioning what to do for work, and how much work, and what work, and how soon, and do I need to go back to school? Lots on my mind. Trying hard to take care of myself, let go and trust. Working on some big lessons.
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