Monday, August 26, 2013

Mommy Moments Monday

 Today my sweet four year old started preschool.   Sniff,sniff,  she is growing up but at least I don't have to send her off anywhere.   Because as if I am not busy enough already I am homeschooling her.  I just might be bald by the end of the year.  :)    She is very excited to learn and that makes me happy.   
So for all you Mama's that homeschool or have been homeschooled I would love to hear your ideas on way to make things fun and interesting.    Happy school year to all!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Fantastic Friday

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He is on the move...Watch out world!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mommy Moments Monday


The only update I have for this almost over Monday is...it is hard keeping these Troubles happy and prepare, can and freeze pears.    But we got it done.   Now I am tired!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Fantastic Friday

 Houston we have lift off!   Blake has found he can pull himself up...I am not ready for this.
 Brenna says "Who wants to try to crawl and stand when you can just sit here and eat animal crackers."
 Splish Splash, I was taking a bath.
 Look what I found,  Mommy's mp3 player.  Love me some tunes.
 What?  Don't you lay on the living room floor in your diaper and check facebook?  I like looking at pictures of my Mom...she loves me.
Yep, Trouble 2 that's me.   Mommy thought I could not get in any trouble with the markers,  proved her wrong.    Big Sis did not have the lid on tight.
 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A day at the state fair

 Eric and I decided Piper needed a Mommy/Daddy day and so we left the duo with Nana and Grandpa and took Piper to the Iowa State Fair.    What a fun time we had.
 I know people usually do not like pictures of themselves but I have to say I Love this one.   The colors are perfect(not editing needed) and it screams of excitement, fun and good food(a shrimp corn dog with sweet jalapeno glaze ~ heaven in your mouth) and to top it off it was taken by a cute little 4 year old.
 You can not go the the fair and not see the butter cow,  a state fair tradition.
 And of course it is fun to see all the big, beautiful fruits and veggies.   How many pies could you make out of this dude?
 There is just something nostalgic about the lights of the fair at sunset.
 Fair food ~ gotta love it.  
 There are over 60 food options on a stick...including a boiled egg on a stick.
 Me and my sweetheart ~ another picy taken by Piper.   
Cotton Candy ~ the best fair food ever!       
 We had a wonderful day and enjoyed our family time very much.     

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Family Vacation 2013

 Last week we took a much needed family vacation to Omaha, Ne.  It was only four hours away from home so the trip was not too bad with three kiddos.  We had a great time and were not ready to  come home and face all of our daily responsibilities.
 Rolling hill of Nebraska ~ Beautiful corn fields.
 Picnic lunch at a park in Avoca, IA.   We had the most perfect weather,  warm but there was almost always a breeze. 
 Walking the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge between Iowa and Nebraska.

 Fun day at Omaha's Henry Doorley Zoo,  if you ever are in the area this is a zoo you must visit.  It was so nice and lots of things to see.  We did not have time to see it all.
 Brenna and her Daddy riding the Skyfari ~ this is a sky lift that take you over some of the zoo.
 Our three cutie after supper at Cracker Barrel.  One of Piper and Mommies favorite places.
 We visited the The Durham Museum ~ the former Union Station.   Very neat place.   Here are Eric and Piper sitting on one of the original train benches. 
 Look at this cute little girl I found on vacation.
 Of course we had to visit Farmall Land~USA.   Eric has talked about visiting this place for a long time and it just so happened to be on our way.   He was in red tractor heaven (and so was a certain 4year old.)
Blake seemed to enjoy himself too,  Brenna said "I think I will take a nap."
  We had a great time and are already look forward to the next trip we can take together.