Thursday, May 28, 2015

Playing in the trees.

Shane had a great idea to build the kids a play house.  He's so so busy so I really didn't know when it would happen but he made it work!  With the help of his mom he got most of this part done in a weekend! 
I love these next pictures...  my kids.  Playing in the woods in their jams.  Love. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Children's Museum

We went to the Indy Children's Museum a while back with our friends.  I met Shiloh last year and we just clicked.  We joke (kinda- ha!) that we are each other's only friends.  I love her and her family.  
Look at this ham.  He had a great day. 
Rescuebots and Transformers.  the boys were in heaven.  Grace too!
I took Gav to the littles land.  He liked the water area but would not put his hands in! 
He literally just walked back and forth back and forth around the water. 
Be a movie producer and an actor!
This was the green screen area.  I love it!
Can you see how they were on camera! 
It's hard work having fun. 
See these?  They are "brown Es"  When we were there and eating lunch Shiloh asked the kids of they wanted Brown Es (brownies!)  The look on their face was the best when she pulled them out!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Goodbye tooth!

This is late because last night she pulled out another tooth!  But last month she had one loose and she and her dad were ready to tackle it. 
Graham and I were the spectators. :)
I love this one because you can see Shane working on it in the background!
Funny, but you can't see it on this pic, it's the lower left one! 
But isn't she growing up so much?  Love that girl.  Goodbye tooth!

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Gav is at such a fun age.  He LOVES going outside.  He can't get enough.   He will go to the door multiple times a day and point. 
He likes to make this face when we say smile.  I love it. 
This is the shot that he will hate me for in about 10 years or so.  Ha!
He is 15 months (almost 16!) and loves green beans.  He can eat almost a whole can!  He loves being outside and reading books.  His favorite place to be is on our fireplace ledge (praise the Lord he didn't find that out till after winter since we aren't burning wood anymore!)He can sign "all done, more, please, bye bye and hi".   He sleeps from 7-7 with two fairly good naps still.  HE also LOVES his Daddy like nobody else.  (who wouldn't?!)  He is most definitely one of the greatest joys in our life.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Birthday Shane!

Shane's birthday came quick this year!  He actually had to travel for his birthday and I didn't remember till the day before so I quickly scrambled to get out party on.  I made him steak and baked potatoes and homemade parmesan herb bread (in the back) and then a butterscotch pie.  I didn't even know he liked butterscotch pie!  Did you know that you have to stir butterscotch pie constantly for 30-45 minutes?  You do.  That's a lot of standing people. 
The end result of the pie.  My first time at meringue.  I was pretty proud of it but learned it's best to make it in advance and let it cool completely. it was a really runny butterscotch pie. 
and this bread.  If you want to feel like a rock star in the kitchen, make this bread.  Just go to "all recipes" and search parmesan herb bread.  I promise it's easy.  The keys to making it great are a round casserole dish and a kitchen aid.  All you need.  
And here is our birthday boy!  Grateful for another year of Shane. 
Happy birthday Shane!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

This is what it is.

Sigh. This is what it is.  Catching up every few weeks.  I'm glad that I still have some fans left. :)  
Gav's first sled ride.  He LOVED it! 
And for those of you who haven't been here, that's our driveway.  Half of it.  I have never been more thankful for salt that melts ice and snow than I have living here! 
No yard by your house?  Just use the driveway! 
The snow has been so pretty.  I am also super thankful for that big pile of wood that is now gone!  We have heated our house well this year.  Shane and his dad did a great job setting us up with wood. 
Gracie skis!  Shane took her twice this winter and she loved it.  She caught on so quickly.  I thought for sure she'd hate it but she didn't.  :)
My big girl.