Saturday, September 27, 2014

September 27

Happy 9th Birthday dear Josephine!!

What a day you had today :)
Fun with friends...
Yummy party food...
Beautiful weather...
Wonderful gifts...
And how exciting it was to get a KITTY for your birthday :)
...Well, a picture of a kitty for now...
Oh how will you ever be able to wait til it's grown enough be able to take it home??
Counting down the days...

September 26

Pretty impressive I think.
Here is Rich at the IDS West Show in Vancouver with
four pieces of furniture that he built for Creative Home Furnishings.

September 25

Making applesauce...a family affair :)

September 24

Challenge of the week...
Eat a rainbow of fruits and veggies every day.
(minimum of 5)

September 23

With Josephine's birthday on the horizon, the search for the perfect gift is always a challenge.
This year, on the top of her birthday list was a kitty.
We've always stayed away from the idea of owning a cat,
but the thought of having a mouser around was starting to appeal to us...
Think bird feeder....
Think undesirable night time critters....
Yup, time to be proactive...

So how perfect was it when this little kitty followed us ALL the way home down the road
when we went for a walk on Tuesday.  It happily stuck around all day, content to entertain us.
But in the back of my mind I had a feeling it might be someone's pet.
And after making a phone call to the farmer down the road...yup, my feeling was confirmed.
They were missing their kitty.
So back it went to its rightful home...
But the thought of having a cat around became even more appealing...

Monday, September 22, 2014

September 22


September 21

Our first family picture with all SEVEN of us :)
On the occasion of Linden's baptism.

September 20

One excited girl in the house...
A piano means piano lessons for her :)
She can't wait to start.
Hopefully the excitement of playing lasts a long, long time...

September 19

Loving his wee brother.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

September 18

3 cute rabbits looking for a home.
And the best part?
They are FREE :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 16

Loving this wonderful stretch of summer weather!
We decided to take advantage of it yesterday,
so after school, we headed to Cultus Lake
for swimming, playing, and dinner on the beach.

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15

Be still my heart...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 11

Just when I thought I'd have to give up my plans to get some baking done,
Linden decided that, okay, he'd have a nap after all.
Kids are happy...homemade snacks for in their lunches :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 10

Nothing like a good old fashioned typewriter to play around with.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September 9

Not often that a photo bomber
'makes' a picture
instead of breaks a picture...
but this one makes my day :)

Monday, September 8, 2014

September 8

September 7

Taking a decent picture of this guy is like...impossible.
They all turn out kinda like this.
After trying for a while and getting a whole bunch like this,
I showed him and told him he'd have to hand out this picture to the kids in his class.
He looked at me a bit shocked.
"But Mom, I want one with a normal smile to hand out."

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September 3

This little guy needs a watch....
a 24 hour one.

Maybe then he will sleep in the NIGHT....yawn...
Off to brew myself another cup of coffee...

PS if you need to get ahold of me...try me in the middle of the night...
I'm probably awake...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 2

Love this girlie...

Monday, September 1, 2014

September 1

So happy to have made it out to the river for some family fun today.
I remember telling the kids as the water was rising in the Spring that the next time we
would be at the river, we would (DV) have a little baby with us.
And so it was, this time there was seven of us.

And we were joined by great friends...
It's always more fun to go to the river with friends...

Some of us fished,
Some of us quadded,
Some of us played in the dirt,
Some of us snuggled baby,
All of us had a great time :)