Monday, February 24, 2014

Trip to Arizona

Happy happy kids
 At the park

 Feeding the bunt beet tops from supper

 Working it out in the garage - much too noisy for Sally
 Now there are four in the hammock
 Seeing some real live donkeys - made Darla's day
 Seeing all the creatures of the desert - sure glad they are in cages
 Darla did not want to get very close
 Desert lizard
 Getting ready to hike

 The desert was blooming
 watching the bumble bees

 Play-dough fun
Watching our airplane

It was a little stressful to make the trip without Dad, but we are glad that we did it.  We had so much fun seeing our special cousins, and I didn't loose a kid at the airport.  Phew.

Demsond's video


Desmond wooing the bunny!!  He is so sweet.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Mud Pie Kitchen

 This mud pie kitchen has been the best ever entertainment for my kiddos for about a 1/2 a year now.  Darla really started joining in on the fun when she started walking (4 months ago).  This is one thing that my kids can do together.  There is not much to it.  You just mix and mix and dump, and mix to your hearts content.  The mud pie kitchen really took off when I stole/borrowed this sorter thing from Jeff. It is made for the garage for nut/bolts/etc.  P.S. there are a ton of great sorters at the hardware store - check it out if you need some.  Anyways, I fill up the 8 compartments with flour, sugar, beans, old cereal, coffee (they love this one for the smell), rice, cornmeal, or what ever I can find in my cupboards.  They aren't allowed to use any water with the kitchen until it is summer.  Water gets out of control very fast with Desmond, so they would be cold in 5 min.  Instead, this will keep them busy up to a good hour - YES!  I moved it up on the porch, where the snow melts the fastest, and it always seems hottest up on the porch, so basically they can play year round.
P.P.S. This is why the neighbor girl is always begging her Grandma to please can I go play with Desmond.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


 Darla started coloring/drawing/scribbling in Dec
 She is our little climber
 and one of her favorite spots to climb is on the coloring table
 I love this photo - once a month it is a looong morning as Darla waits for Fletcher to get washed/dried so he is ready to go again at nap time.
 Climbing again - helping Daddy hang the new ceiling fan
 Desmond is a very good colorer - such concentration
 Playing Dr, although I'm not sure how they know how to do this - we are rarely at the Dr. - very thankful for healthy kids.
 Playing in the rice bin together so nicely down by the wood stove
 Enjoying sledding while we can.  In CO if it snows you have to race out, or it is gone the next day
 Rice in the dump truck
Such afantastic sensory activity for them

Friday, October 19, 2012