Friday, April 18, 2014


It's Dustin's Birthday,
so please comment and wish him
a wonderful day!
Dustin is my daughter, Heather's,
husband and Grace and Olivia's
Daddy. He is a hard worker
who loves him family and
he takes really good care of them.
I couldn't ask for a better
son in law. 

Happy Birthday, Dustin!
I hope you have a wonderful
day, a wonderful year and a
wonderful life!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Brilyn Goes Fishing

 Brilyn loves to go fishing.
 On this little trip, she only caught 
one fish. And it was WINDY! 
 She watched for this little bobber
to go under until she just couldn't watch 
it any more.
So, we went exploring!
 We saw a dragon fly!
 A pair of dragon flies!
 A frog in a bog!
And a little black duck!
But really, it's a different kind.
Her duck is at the pond on occasion,
but he often flies away to explore other places.
But to her... any BLACK DUCK is HERS!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Baby Giggles

Look who is making 
Weston laugh!
Or... is that Weston
making Grace and Olivia laugh?
Either way, it's pretty cute.
I love a house filled with laughter.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Look Who Is Wearing Olivia's Dress!

It's Abby!
Olivia loves to share with Abby!
I think this is one thing Abby
would be happy not to share, though.
I can't seem to convince these
girls that her coat is
clothing enough.
But, hey..... at least Olivia is
willing to share!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Home Made Play Dough

Grace and Olivia
wanted to play play dough
and we only had one little tub.
 So, Olivia helped me make some more.
 We mixed the ingredients and then
cooked it for maybe 5 minutes at 
the most. It was really quite simple.
 When it began to form and get really thick
we dumped it on the table and kneeded
it until it was soft and pliable
It was really good play dough.
 I made a double batch, because,
who wants to get into the middle of a
project and run out?
More is better... right?

Anyway... here is the recipe:

Home Made Play Dough

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • food coloring
 Mix the ingredients in a large pan and cook on the stove top until mixture thickens. Then cool slightly and kneed until pliable. Store in a large zipper bag or air tight container at room temperature. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Haunted Staircase and A Nature Hike

 After fishing we had lunch at
The Old Plantation.
It's a historic restaurant and it's
said to be haunted.
is supposed to be haunted.
 I think I counted three little spooks!
Did they scare you?
After lunch we hiked the trail.
 It was a beautiful day and we saw
a little bit of wildlife.
We had a really good time.
I think they'd all like to go again.
Only the fish are hungrier in our
neighborhood pond, so we might just
hike and eat next time.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fishing With Three Girls

 Brandy and I went on a little
fishing trip with 
Grace, Olivia and Brilyn!
(Asher went, too, but he didn't explore or fish..... maybe next time)
 Grace learned to cast her pole 
all by herself. She now needs very
little help when fishing.
And she loves EXPLORING!
 Olivia and Brilyn enjoyed
feeding the ducks.
And while they fed the ducks,
they were also feeding the fish.
 So.... there was really no need for
those fish to bite into our
worms and get stuck on or hooks.
(we didn't catch many)
 The girls enjoyed playing with the worms.
 They also got to touch the fish we caught.
 They even kissed them good bye
before throwing them back into the water.
Such a fun  adventure for little girls!