Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Loved across generations

Luke discovered one of my cabbage patch kids from when I was a child. I think he loves her as much as I did.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Farewell dear Camp Puh'Tok

Camp is over for the summer.
Jim and Sarah had an amazing time and
the are both looking forward to going back next summer.
On the last day of camp they had a closing ceremony. Since the camp is based around Indian lore, the ceremony also reflected that. Both of the kids also received a patch for participation. Now, I can wait to get their disposable cameras developed.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Summer snack mix

Here's a quick trail mix we like to make.
It is great to take on hikes or just as a snack.
Mix: Honey Nut Cheerios Pretzels M&Ms Raisins
(sometimes we add other dried fruit also) Mix and enjoy!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Special People Day

Here's another reason I love the carnival. Every year they open one day for special people.
It is a wonderful opportunity for people with disabilities to get to enjoy the carnival.
The improvement association provides free rides, food and games.
A few years back my dad was in a rehab after a bad motorcycle accident.
His rehab brought him to the carnival on this wonderful day and I think that it brought him some joy. So why did we come this year?Mikey has a very hard time with long lines and the commotion of big crowds tends to set him off. Now don't get me wrong, we had a blast at the carnival when we went a couple nights before. But, it was tense. It was so nice to not have the lines. Mikey and Luke could go ride to ride and get on pretty quickly. They had a blast. They even discovered the roller coaster. They loved it so much... They rode it five times. To make the day even better we got to spend it with MomMom and PopPop.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Carnival Time

Each year we head back to my hometown at carnival time.
We actually visit my family back home a lot,
but I am always extra happy to go back home at carnival time.
The kids love riding the rides... and so does Daddy! This year Mikey slid down the slide by himself. One of my favorite things at the carnival is the penny pitch.
I mean it is only a penny to play!
Where else can you find carnival games that cheap.
Basically, you shot the pennies into bowls and if one lands in the bowl you get a bead necklace.
The kiddie games where $2 a piece, a little steep but luckily this only comes once a year. Another thing that is pretty awesome about the carnival is that my dad lives right down the street. So, we usually get to see him, or in Luke's case, sword fight with him. We ended the night with ice cream.
Almost everyone was happy.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Brothers

They always get along the best when they are doing something they shouldn't!For more wordless wednesday visit 5 minutes for mom.
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Making A Puzzle

First, let me say that I know I'm their mother
but I have two absolutely adorable boys.
Just take a look for yourself. It is this cuteness that lets them get away with way to much!
For instance.... I walked out on the deck to find them ripping up a page from a book.
My words- No tearing up the books!
Mikey's words- Making a puzzle Mommy.
Hmm... How do you argue with that?

At least they are working together.