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An onion from a friends garden....

An onion from a friends garden….

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September Photo A Day

I am doing another month of taking an preassigned photo a day.  I find these to challage my “artsy” thinking when it comes to pictures…and I have been in a rut lately with taking pictures I just love 😉 So let the fun begin!

Here is a link: http://fatmumslim.com.au/september-photo-a-day-the-challenge-list-created-by-the-community/

Sept 1: Together

I just love this picture. No one, save for Lena (my sweet new niece), it sitting or smiling how they were asked to...but hey, they are kids! :) They were so happy to be meeting their littlest cousin.

I just love this picture. No one, save for Lena (my sweet new niece), is looking were they were asked to…but hey, they are kids! 🙂 They were so happy to be meeting their littlest cousin. They are so happy she is here. The girls LOVE babies, and were thrilled when we found out Lena was a girl, and Andrew is thrilled to NOT be the youngest any more. Until now, out of all the cousins (sister-in-laws and her husband have three kids)  he was the youngest.

A Campin’ We Will Go

Andrew said he wanted to go camping for his birthday, and since we LOVE to camp we thought it would be fun. We have been wanting to take a trip down to the Wolf Education Research Center ( http://www.wolfcenter.org/default.aspx) for a field trip, and decided to try out the state park at Winchester Lake for camping. 🙂 We loved it, even though the bees were down right awful! We will defiantly come back. Next time to fish! 🙂

 

This was all the way at the parking lot (good 100 yards to the wolf pen, large lens totally zoomed in) we got to go inside the first fence with a staff member and  one of the wolves came right up to the fence.

This was all the way at the parking lot (good 100 yards to the wolf pen, large lens totally zoomed in) we got to go inside the first fence with a staff member and one of the wolves came right up to the fence.

SO stunning. She is looking right at Andrew, who was making an odd (to her) noise.

SO stunning. She is looking right at Andrew, who was making an odd (to her) noise.

Flora's head and one of the wolves coming to the fence.

Flora’s head and one of the wolves coming to the fence.

A bit of water play.

A bit of water play.

Pretty. I love thistles.

Pretty. I love thistles.

HUGE RED moon on our last night. Lovely Sabbath evening.

HUGE RED moon on our last night. Lovely Sabbath evening.

Sunset our first night.

Sunset our first night.

View from our camp site. :) 12, loop b. While the water was not really swim able we enjoyed playing in it a bit and we rented a canoe and saw a good portion of it.

View from our camp site. 🙂 12, loop b. While the water was not really swim able we enjoyed playing in it a bit and we rented a canoe and saw a good portion of it.

Home for three nights. :) One night we had a wonderful thunder storm. Since this is a new tent (rain fly not pictures) we were happy to try it out in wet weather. Perfect. :)

Home for three nights. 🙂 One night we had a wonderful thunder storm. Since this is a new tent (rain fly not pictures) we were happy to try it out in wet weather. Perfect. 🙂

Our first night we walked around part of the lake, then went to the out door stage area and watched a movie by PBS on wolves. It was perfect, as we went to Wolf Place the next evening.

Our first night we walked around part of the lake, then went to the out door stage area and watched a movie by PBS on wolves. It was perfect, as we went to Wolf Place the next evening.

The lake is part old lake and part old saw mill log holding pond..it's long and rather odd shaped.

The lake is part old lake and part old saw mill log holding pond..it’s long and rather odd shaped.

On our walk

On our walk

Throwing rocks.

Throwing rocks.

Hugs :)

Hugs 🙂

Towns Sign. Tiny town, but had a wonderful mesume of its history that we did one of the afternoons to avoid the awful bees. The lady who walked us though was a born and raised resident as well as her parents. She graduated in 1957 and LOVED how cerious the kids were :) We spend a good hour and 1/2 going through everything. She even let the kids try one of the old hand ran washing machines. got the irons down, butter chuns etc. At the end they got to ring the old church bell. It was quite fun.

Towns Sign. Tiny town, but had a wonderful mesume of its history that we did one of the afternoons to avoid the awful bees. The lady who walked us though was a born and raised resident as well as her parents. She graduated in 1957 and LOVED how cerious the kids were 🙂 We spend a good hour and 1/2 going through everything. She even let the kids try one of the old hand ran washing machines. got the irons down, butter chuns etc. At the end they got to ring the old church bell. It was quite fun.

Flora said this one had a "cup holder" Sounds good to me! :)

Flora said this one had a “cup holder” Sounds good to me! 🙂

Miss F :)

Miss F 🙂

And regular ones too. :)

And regular ones too. 🙂

Side saddles the kids could try.

Side saddles the kids could try.

Stopped off here for a leg stretcher. :)

Stopped off here for a leg stretcher. 🙂

5!

Yesterday, Andrew turned 5. Infact the first words out of his mouth when he woke up at 5:45 were, ” I be 5 yet?” When we responded with a still sleepy sounding “yes, your 5 now” Sir Boy preceded to jump up and down saying “Yes yes yes yes yes!!!!!” Even while using the bathroom. He had some clean up to do.  After everyone was up, we started with our birthday traditions. The night before I make the cake, then we start the day with cake for breakfast (along with coffee for Daddy and i 😉 and presents right away. This way the bithday kiddo can enjoy playing with his new goodies all day. And that’s what he did.

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Pip and Pocket

We have added two kittens to our house hold. We had two tom cats adopt us (Charlie and Copy Cat) but they were indoor/outdoor cats, and Charlie went missing and Copy Cat was made to be an outside cat only since he would NOT stop peeing inside. Copy Cat still comes around our place to eat a bit, but that is all. He would rather roam…he is a great mouser though, so I have no problem feeding him a bit. With having no cats inside or close to home, and since our little town is surrounded by farms we can get overran with mice. I hate mice. We love cats…so a simple solution was to get an inside cat or two.. So we found Pip and Pocket. They are about 12 weeks now…and a loads of fun  🙂 Here’s to hoping they are excellent mousers! 🙂

 

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4th FireWorks

On the 4th of July the kids went camping with Grandma and Grand Pa to Winthrowup. Aaron and I took a nap and then went to the pond (same place we fish)  to enjoy watching the fire works people were setting off in our small town.. I am not good at low light photo’s but I though a few of these were fun. 🙂  It was a bit odd not to have the kids for the 4th, but they had a blast!

The kids and I went they got home... Sure missed them! :)

The kids and I went they got home… Sure missed them! 🙂

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A Pleasent Suprise

The end of June we had a pair of barn swallows build a nest under the roof by the back door. It was fun to watch them, since we could see them from our dinning window. Not very long ago we were pretty sure the eggs had hatched, although we never saw evidence. Day before yesterday, sure enough we saw big beaks, and bald heads! 🙂

 

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There at least two…

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The adults have such pretty colors! 🙂

 

Life With A Boy

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“This is how Brave Big Boys sit”

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Watching the Doctor sew him up.

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4 stitches at the end of 4 years old.

I knew the day was coming, when my son…a totally boy, who is always tripping over his feet, or getting a bruise from this or a scrape from that, would need more medical attention then we could give him at home. Tuesday was HOT here, and the kids were running through the sprinkler as it watered what bit of a garden I have this year. Andrew came in to get something, what I can not remember, then ran out again.  His big feet got in the way yet again, and he shut the door on his foot. Our front door is metal, and, it sliced the back of his foot right open. At first he just fussed a bit, came to me for hugs and a few kisses then was done. I didn’t even really look, since this is the boy who will pass out with large amounts of pain. He was sitting on the couch, looking at his wound and I hear him gasp and say ” I can see inside my body!” At this, I went to look (because seeing inside ones body is cause for alarm you know). Sure enough, a pretty good size, deep gash was bleeding quite a bit. I send one of the girls out for Daddy (at time time Andrew was pretty upset) and he came in, took on look and grabbed the phone to make sure the medical clinic 6 miles away could do stitches. In we headed. The girls were very sweet and Andrew was totally brave, and didn’t cry too much at all (except with the numbing shots, those stunk!) He watched the whole thing, asked me to take pictures, and all in all was a total super hero!  The biggest downer for Sir Boy, is no swimming. I am sure this is not the last time…but I have told him He can NOT get 5 stitches when he is 5, 6 at age 6 etc……