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Friday, September 30, 2011

How We Play Softball In These Parts...








These were taken early summer.  Our $10.00 plastic pool from Wal-Mart blew away, so we bought this one because it was all we could fine.  B thought it was great until we got the "big" pool.  Oh how I already miss the summer! 

Happy Friday my friends.  Have a fantastic weekend!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Beware Of the Pencil Lead...


I can't remember if I posted about this already.  It is from May.  I just came across these pix as I was catching up on my picture ordering.  I haven't had any pictures printed since February.  I know.  It's horrible. 
Anyhow, like I said, this happened in May and I apologize if you have already read about this.  I suffer from severe "Mom Brain".


B had some mechanical pencils that were given to her as a gift.  Well, this piece of lead fell out of one of the pencils and got stuck in our carpet....
 This injury is a result of the lead getting stuck in the carpet...
Mel stepped on it.  It punctured her skin and came out the other side.  It reminded me of a sewing needle and her foot was the fabric.

She started screaming and I didn't know what was wrong.  I just assumed B did something to make her mad so I picked her up and tried to soothe her, but that didn't work.  Finally, she pointed at her foot and I saw the lead stuck in it.  I carefully pulled it out and it all came out in one piece, thank goodness.

Mechanical pencils are no longer allowed in our house!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Signs...

No time for real blogging today, but I wanted to share 2 signs with you.

I saw this one on Leah's blog and I think I need it.  I would hang it in our backroom where everyone enters our house.  If I had this sign it would explain EVERYTHING.  


Source: Catching Fireflies
  And last, but certainly not least...
I copied this sign from Jill at Boys, Bovines, and Blessings (Thanks Jill!).  I think I need this sign also. I might hang it right beside the good moms sign.  Then our house would definitley be covered.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hunk of Meat Monday

I am guest posting today at fellow farmwife Leah's blog.  Hop on over to Beyer Beware for a recipe involving Pepsi and porkchops.  How can you resist??  Happy Monday!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cooking With B...

Both of the girls like to cook and bake.  Mel more than B.  Mel usually "helps" the whole time.  B usually wanders into the kitchen around the time I am finishing up whatever I am doing, stirs the batter a couple times and then licks the spoon.

Well, she has a new recipe that she made up herself that she makes quite often.  She even has it written down and filed in my recipe binder.  I haven't decided which category to file it under though.  Is it an appetizer, snack, dog food...?

She puts cheez-its and honey nut cheerios in a bowl then tops it off with some ranch dressing...


Doesn't it look delicious???(insert sarcastic mommy voice hear)...
The taste test...
She gives it two thumbs up...
She always wants us to taste it.  I am the only one daring enough to try it.  I secretly make sure that I only get cheez-its and ranch.  Those two are actually pretty tasty together.  I'm not sure about the cheerios though.  I think I'll just have to take her word for it!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Rainbow Birthday Party For a Cute 3 Year Old...

Mel turned 3 on September 5th.(hard to believe!  it's a good thing she is tiny for her age so it's not too difficult to grasp!)  We celebrated on the 9th with family and close friends.  The theme was rainbow because Mel (usually) has such a bright spirit, so when I see a rainbow it reminds me of her personality. When Brad started building the shop, B said he should paint the inside rainbow colors.  Well, we decorated as much as he would allow.  He wouldn't let us paint the walls.  Although, I think we could have because they aren't finished yet.  Once the insulation and metal is up, you will never see it!   

It is so easy to decorate with rainbows.  Every birthday from this day forward will be a rainbow theme.  Sorry Brad! ;o)

Here she is riding her tricycle in her birthday outfit!  I bought it off Etsy from Lulu Grace Designs.  I highly recommend this little shop.  She has some adorable outfits!!!
 The girls and I spent an afternoon this summer making these rainbow wind catchers.  A Craft Time post showing how to make them is in the near future.
 My idea with the rainbow wind catchers was to have them hanging from the ceiling, but Ben had to have his forklift back!  Every idea I suggested to Brad he turned down.  Something about putting a ladder in the loader of the tractor and standing on the very top step just didn't seem safe to him.
 Paper chains.  Remember making those in school???

 The pots of gold...
 Treat bags for all the little kids....
 B's friend Trisha.  Margaret came later.  I am sad to say that there are no pictures of Margaret to document that she was at this party.  She has been to every party for the last 3 years.
 The cake...



 I think Kelsey is upset that the cake was taken away.  She was ready to dive in.  Love that little kiddo!
 Kelsey....(trying to smile, but still has cake on the brain)
 Trisha...
 Mel Bell...
 Friends...
 B and Margaret were about the same age as Mel and Kelsey when I started to babysit Margaret (occasionally).  We are hoping that these two can strike up a friendship like they have, but right now they fight like your average 2 & 3 year olds.;0)

Trish giving Mel some lovin'.  She is such a sweetheart!

"It's just too pretty to eat."... 
 
 Just for record, there were several boys at the party...
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