Thursday, October 27, 2011

I will be glad when it is over - Halloween

You see this sweet little face

the poor thing is ABSOLUTELY terrified of  Halloween - it is SCARY.

The pumpkins are fun, the not so scary Halloween books are good, the farm was great. . . other than that she is a mess.

She does not like Target - scary guys are there

Grocery store - today she cried when I told her we were going and had her head buried into me the most of the time.

She sticks to me like glue once it is dark outside, not just the same room but within a foot of me at all times.

My girly is a nervous nelly.

Bring on Thanksgiving.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Trying out . . . Jumpin Rope

Last Thursday my Nathaniel tried out for the school jump rope team.

Sponsored by the American Heart Association, I kinda like that cause my boy is a heart baby.

I kept hearing things like "people try out for years and never make it"  and  "it is so hard to get on the team"

The "LIST" was posted today at 3:30. . . let's just say this mamma had a bit of a tummy ache.

Nathaniel . . . he played it cool.

He told me he did 40 double unders at tryouts with no misses on his routine.

This boy

He Did it

He made the team.

Oh GEESH I am so excited for him

Friday, October 14, 2011


Oh how I love this girl. 

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pumpkin Cookies

It is starting to look feel like fall around here.  Still waiting for the beautiful fall colors.  Soon, I am sure of it.

Fall in Washington is BEAUTIFUL.

While we wait for the fall colors we thought we would make some of our favorite cookies.

Pumpkin Cookies

1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 cup pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla

Cream butter and sugar then combine egg, pumpkin and vanilla

Sift together dry ingredients
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon

mix wet and dry ingredients

add 1 cup chocolate chips OR 1 cup raisins

drop spoonfuls onto cookie sheet
bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes

store them in an airtight container and they are even yummier the next day . . . kinda cake like.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Farm

This was Naomi's very first field trip.  To the pumpkin patch

At first she played shy -  She wanted me in the corn box with her, I have to say it was pretty cool a bit dusty but it felt good on the feet.  Probably the closest thing to a spa that I will see for a while.

Old School pumps - love the red color

Petting the kitten

Can you guess what baby animal we were looking at here??? *

 Simply FUN!

I just loved this Basset he ran this farm, I could tell - he demanded a seat on the hay ride and well he got it.  Who could resist those eyes and ears? Not I

The hunt is on for the perfect pumpkin

She found it!

* 3 day old baby bunnies