Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mud Pies

My dear girls asked all week to make mud pies.  I put it off with them until Sat which I had planned as our first planting day this year.  They had a ball just pouring water and more water and creating their own version of pie! 

More photos to follow:)

Click It Up A Notch

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Snapshot Andrew

Andrew had to be the Sunday snapshot this week.  A smoothie for lunch provided a lot of entertainment for this little boy and his first mustache!

Ni Hao Yall

Friday, February 24, 2012

Papa's Shop-Favorite Friday Photo

The boys spent an afternoon in Papa's shop working on their derby cars.  It is a cozy little shop in my parents barn and the boys seemed to love it in there. All those tools and "guy" stuff made for a fun afternoon. 

My Dad was the main saw guy following the boys laid out plans for their cars!

Riley and my Dad are very much alike.  I am always thankful for these moments Riley has with him. 

A part of the Houghton cattle brand.  There are more history parts to this shop than I realized. 

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Piano for Miss Katie

Miss Katie has been asking since she was three for piano lessons.  We put it off as long as we could, not that we didn't want her too, just wanted to make sure she was ready. The time has come and piano it is.  Her smile is huge in these lessons and when we "practice" at home.  Guess she really did want to take lessons!

Monday, February 20, 2012


Today would have been my Grandma's birthday.  I always think of her on this day and many others.  I wonder what her life was really like when she was my age. She had a large family on a farm with plenty of work.  I doubt her days included "me" time or time to reflect on life.  I heard the stories being told as I was growing up but most likely was not really listening.  I had to first walk in the shoes of motherhood before I began wonder about her time as a mother with kids at home.  I know she was calm and easygoing traits I failed to inherit.  I imagine her in an apron with kids underfoot, mud and chickens in her yard, and laundry on the line.  Maybe in so many ways simpler than the life we choose to lead. She lived in a small town where time stops it seems.  I wish she was here to listen from her voice about those days.   

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A new little guy to meet -Sunday Snapshot

A friend of mine had a new little baby boy.  I got my chance this week to go meet him and get some baby holding time.  How quickly we forget how little they are. 

Sunday Snapshot

Friday, February 17, 2012

Favorite Friday Photo-Winter

Our Valentines week would start with freezing cold frost.  The beauty was beyond words. 

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Day

Valentines Day-A day with a lot of love, parties everywhere, and a sugar high I hope we recover from tomorrow. 
Happy Valentines Day to all of our friends and family. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Start of Valentines Day

Valentines Day activities started early it seems.  The girls found these hearts as I was trying to organize our lives. Right away they had plans with them.  I never have really cared for Valentines Day but seeing it through their eyes makes it fun.  These two girls told me they can't wait for chocolate on Valentines day.
So looks like I will make that wish come true for these sweet girls of mine. 


Sunday Snapshot

Friday, February 10, 2012

Favorite Friday Photo-Spy Guys

A house can always use a couple of spy guys it seems.  These two boys love to spy, sneak around, make plans, and report back on a timely basis.  Of course their favorite people to spy on are those sisters. 

Sometimes these boys seem to not have much in common so it is fun to see them "planning" together doing the brother thing while annoying their sisters.  After all a good scream out of two girls seems like a fun afternoon for two spy guys!

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

A year has passed...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Snapshot

We received some snow this weekend.  Enough to turn it white outside but not enough to sled.  I am a summer girl, but when it snows and is cold I love to knit and have some very yummy chai tea that a friend gave me for Christmas.  In my perfect world I would knit and drink chai tea all day while my kids played or created all day by me.  As we all know perfect worlds do not exist but a girl can dream:)

Sunday Snapshot

Friday, February 3, 2012

Favorite Photo Friday

A very very fast photo opportunity with the kids right before school. After all it was class picture day and everyone looked their best.  However one should not take pictures at 7:35 am when one really is to be driving at 7:35! Makes for not the best photos but that is life in our house!

This is my favorite. Kids just being kids!

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