"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, August 18, 2012

a weenie roast

my mother in law called us friday afternoon
and said she'd love to have us for a weenie roast
and s'mores that night.
and maybe the kids would like to ride the go cart while they were there.
we said yes before she finished saying weenie.
i learned that when a hot dog is done it makes a smile.
at least if you're a glass half FULL kind of gal.
which i am.
that i like my s'mores open faced.
why did i never try this before???
the nights are perfectly warm right now.
and the watermelon in my garden is almost ready for the picking.
oh happy day:)

Friday, August 17, 2012

sprinkle me hot

running through the sprinklers on a hot august night with grandma carol.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

"you say it's your birthday"

grandma sandie!!!
there's no way you're old enough to be a grandmother,
let alone a grandmother of 3.
we love you, and wish we could have you here with us to make you a big yellow cake with chocolate frosting.
{so grandpa can eat the leftovers for breakfast the next day.}
HAPPY HAPPY from the gibbies!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

more calories

at his 4 month check this week it was decided that chase is lacking calories.
all in favor of having this problem say "EYE"!!!
let the fattening begin:)

august calendars {sunflowers}

i never knew why calendars always had pictures sunflowers on the month of august.
i didn't really think about it.
i guess i've always thought the calendar makers just thought sunflowers were pretty and put them there for no particular reason at all.
turns out it's because sunflowers bloom in august.
at least,
that's what i'm thinking now.
amazing what you learn when you garden.
day 1
day 2

day 3
day 4

i've said it before,
and i'll say it again,
{i'm really great at growing weeds too.}

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

trick or treat!

my mother in law and i went halloween costume shopping last weekend.
she is quite the seamstress,
so sean and i have enlisted her help for our costumes this year.
i don't think sean will ever let me live down the year i made him be a fire hydrant.
for years past.
oh i just can't wait!
is it halloween yet??!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

blended with apple juice

whole quick oats blended and cooked with apple juice.
less offensive than the gerber ingredients box and just as easy to make.
chase only gagged a few times at the end b/c it got lumpy.
less cooking next time.

harvest days '12

saturday was the harvest day's parade.
it is our favorite.
b/c grandma & grandpa casper's house is on the route.
and it starts at 10am.
{early parades just don't work for us.}
so we roll out of bed.
drive in from the back.
and enjoy the festivities.
our favorite part is when they pass out otter pops, 
and the motor police do synchronized motorcycle driving tricks:)
andrea's float was in this parade too.
it won another award.
the harvest spirit award.
i can't believe how much max has grown.
{i found out i was pregnant with chase the morning of last year's parade.}
for last year's parade,
click here.