Saturday, August 23, 2008

Daddy's day with the boys

Seeing as a good deal of the time it is me with the boys while Aron is at work, I thought he would like me to post that he does do fun stuff with the boys while I am at work. Last week he took the boys to the Dinosaur Place, the twins were with him, not so sure why they are not in any of the pictures, but, they were there ... I think.

Caleb is really into Dinosaurs, more so lately than ever, so he had a great time seeing them all and told me all about it the minute I walked in the door, I love it when his face lights up when he talks about things he has done with Daddy!

fruit picking

This is the first year we have taken the boys fruit picking and they LOVED it!!! So much that we went twice, once with Aunt D and Uncle Chuck and once with just Mommy and Daddy. We picked blueberries (by far the favorite), peaches and plums. We can not wait for apple and pumpkin picking to start!

Dylan giving the blueberries a try - YUMMMMY!

While Ethan caught up on some sleep

Caleb trying them out.

Ethan woke up just in time for plum picking

Aunt D and the boys looking for some good plums

Looks like this plum is a little sour for Dylan

Ethan was loving his!

We came home and made some really yummy blueberry tea cake - YUMMM!

Then picking with Daddy -

This time Ethan stayed up to enjoy the blueberries

And boy did he enjoy them!!

Then seeing as the boys enjoyed the plums so much, we decided to pick more

It was so much fun and what yummy things we made from those blueberries, tea cake, a blueberry pie and some delicious pancakes!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

6 Things About Me

Erin and CC have both tagged me for this un-meme (what? what is an un-meme? - no clue!!)
6 UN-spectacular Things About Me As with everything in life there are rules:
1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know that they have been tagged.

1. I hate my nails being long, I mean long at all, my toes and my fingers, if any bit grows over a couple millimeters, I cut it right off or it drives me crazy.

2. I like my floors clean, dust does not really bother me (although I am kind of neurotic about my kitchen counters) but, it drives me out of my mind if I walk through my house and things stick to the bottom of my feet (we are barefoot a lot). So, my floors in the main part of my house get vacuumed and swept at least once a day.

3. I have to have my kids dressed within a couple hours of getting up. It is very, very rare that an all day PJ day happens at our house when I am home, I can not stand it if we are not dressed, I just feel like it means the day is ready to begin once we are out of PJs.

4. I am scared out of my mind of spiders, I am afraid they are going to jump on me, crawl on me, whatever, I just can not stand them, I am getting creeped out just thinking about them!

5. I watch too much real life crime TV for my own good, it makes nights home alone very nerve racking.

6. I have to sleep with a blanket on, I like it too be cold when I sleep and I like a blanket, even if it is hot, the fluffier the better, therefore the cooler the better.

Thanks girls, this has been fun! I'd like to hear from everyone so leave me a comment if you're playing and I'll check it out!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Fiesta Time!

Last weekend we had a summer gathering at our house, it was loads of fun, tons of kids, really good food and good conversation!

We did a Fiesta theme, complete with fajitas, beans, rice and salads - YUMMMMY!!

As in typical Chris fashion, he made a awsome appitizer for the party, this was called mexican cheese cake (I think), it was AWSOME!!

Oh of course you can not forget the beer bong table, yes people we relived our youth years and had a beer bong table.

The kids lounging in the swing prior to all the guest arrival

The kids had a ball, with the bounce house and the swing set, you never would have know there were 20+ kids there.

We ended the festivities with a pinata, which of course the kids loved although I tend to think that Aron and Charley had more fun pulling it and trying to get the kids to swing higher and harder than the kids did acctually hitting it, although when all the good fell out, the kids were so excited!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

For those of you that check my blog and are wondering how Tuesday is doing with her fight against cancer, you can check out her Mother's blog, she has been trying to update as she gets an opportunity to do so. Feel free to leave a comment on her blog, it is very encouraging for her and her family to know that they have the support and prayers of as many people as they can during this difficult time.
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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Action Wildlife

Me and Aron finally had a day off together on Friday so we decided to forgo all the millions of things that need to be done around the house and do something fun with the boys in the morning. So we headed to Action Wildlife in Goshen. It is like 5 minutes from our house yet, this was our first time going there, the boys had a great time and Mommy and Daddy even enjoyed it. They have acres and acres of animals outside, then stuffed (not sure if that is the correct terminology) animals from all over the world inside, then there is a little reptile area inside and to top it off a petting/feeding area. The weather was perfect and since we were so close to home, we had plenty of time later in the day to get a couple of the million things that need to be done at home done.