Sunday, September 7, 2014

It's Been Awhile

It has been so long since I sat down to write on my blog that I am not even sure what to say. I had so many things I was going to blog about this summer -- but I didn't. Then as July was coming to an end I had lots of pictures and things I wanted to post, but before I even got some of my pictures on my computer we had an enormous problem. We almost lost 169,000 of my pictures -- yes, we did have them backed up, but even the backup had a problem. We spent several weeks getting all of this fixed and I am so thankful that my husband was able to save my pictures. I can't even imagine how awful it would have been to have lost several years of photos and video. So, I can finally load pictures on my computer again. Since I love photography and usually take a few pictures every single day, it has been hard to not be able to load them on the computer and look at them. When the computer problem was finally fixed and I had access to all my pictures again I loaded several flash cards. I was so excited. Finally, things are back to normal.

We did have a nice summer. I am sorry to see it end, but I do love fall. We are already planning fall projects and small trips -- with lots of pictures. I will just post a few pictures now and then go get all of our school stuff together. 

Reagan (granddaughter) came to play some this summer and she is finally big enough to want to play out back with the kids. She really enjoyed being able to play with the bigger kids. 




























Reagan didn't really help with the baking, but she did like to watch. 






















































While the kids mixed up several different things to bake, our little squirrel that is always hanging around, stood in the window and watched. He is so cute and the kids love him.


















































































Sophia watched from her highchair much of the time -- we baked over several different days. 


























Sophia still spends a lot of time playing in the floor with the kids or banging on musical toys.




























This little one, Joshua, has grown so much in the past few month. He is such a big boy. I just love his red hair. He is only 10 months old and will be a big brother in November -- so then I will have 4 grandchildren. 



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hair Cut

Bella got her hair cut. It was getting really long and I thought I would get it trimmed, but somehow it got cut a little shorter than I planned. But, it will always grow back. She didn't want me to take her picture and wouldn't smile -- she actually got pretty grumpy over getting this picture taken -- very unusual for her as she is almost always happy and smiles all day long. She must be getting like my older girls who are always telling me not to take their picture. 


Friday, July 11, 2014

Lazy Sunday

This past Sunday was one of those quiet, do nothing, relaxing summer days that I love. We went to church then came home and had lunch and did chores. Then I decided it was a good day for Caroline to make the birdhouse she got for her birthday and for Bethany to paint and put together her wind chimes. It entertained them for well over an hour and it was so nice and quiet here. 

Andrew helped Caroline get the birdhouse put together as it was a little hard for her to do alone.

























She did all the painting by herself and I think she did a pretty good job -- she loves any kind of craft.























Bethany didn't have much to do but paint a little and then get the chimes put together, but she loved doing it. If there is any chance of me learning to love crafts it will probably be because of Bethany. She wants to do crafts daily -- and she never seems to tire of them.




























All finished -- then we went out back on the deck and found a place to hang them. 



























Caroline finally finished after carefully taking her time and trying to copy the picture that was on the box.




















































After we hung the birdhouse we made homemade ice cream again on the porch -- a nice ending to the day.


























Zola just spent the day reading Doctor Who -- even while we ate ice cream.