Thursday, August 29, 2013

Color Your Own Backdrop

I wanted to take some new pictures of the kids, and decided that it would be fun to have them create their own backdrops for a unique touch.   It was fun!!
I love how they turned out:

Could she Be any more colorful?? =)

So Handsome!  (Yes, there is an extra "e" in his name behind his head) =)

So smiley - straight after naptime!

The process:

First, we started with a huge piece (about six feet long) of brown paper for each kid.  I taped them to the floor to keep them from rolling up, and they went to work!

Hard at work

It took several hours for the older two to complete theirs!   That's a lot of space to fill!

Caleb had some help with his when he got up =)

Fun collages with some other pictures I took:

All three cuties together

...and the crazy mom =)

I linked this post on Kammy's Korner Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Party, check it out!


* I will also link to this in my DIY projects post

Sunday, August 25, 2013

300th Geocache

We found our 300th cache today!    It was at the (overgrown) ruins of an 80 year old whiskey still!

Moriah with the cache

Philip and the kids on the edge of the huge vat!

Our three little cachers

Standing on other parts of the ruins

I almost ran into two huge spiders in their webs and nearly stepped on a snake.   I also got hot, sticky and mosquito bitten faster than anyone else and was dying for the A/C in the van.   I'm Clearly not the most hard core geocacher in our family, but it was fun to be along for this momentous one. =)

Not a geocaching picture, but super cute!   Keenan and Moriah were playing pretend this morning and dragged Caleb all over the house like this, calling him "Jack" =)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Girl's/Boy's Day

We did separate boys and girl's activities today!  This is what Moriah and I did:

-Did an early morning Walmart trip (and picked up donuts on the way home)
-Baked a Pavlova
-Went for a run
-Attended a Baby Shower
-Took Naps

Ready to go!

This dirt cake was the cutest I've seen!

It was a diaper shower - she received close to 1300!

The food was awesome!

Moriah playing dolls with some other little girls

I bought these shoes when Moriah was... probably still a baby.  She and I have been dying for the day when she could wear them!  They are adorable and she got lots of compliments at the shower!

I just posted this Cheesy Potato recipe on the food blog

...and the boys:

-Went to the Ranger Camp
- Saw (and touched) several kinds of snakes
-Watched some alligators being fed (no touching here)
-Rode horses
-Played on playgrounds
-Ate delicious BBQ
-Found a bunch of geocaches on the way home

Okay, now for the pictures (I am SOO proud of Philip for taking so many for me!) =)

 Keenan getting right into the snake action

 This is a rattlesnake - some type of Pit Viper

 Look at this huge python!
(No that is not Moriah in the front, but doesn't it look like her???)

 Yes, this picture creeped me out until I realized it was stuffed =)


Then they got to go see some real ones being fed!

 Nice shot, Philip!

 This shows how close Keenan (in the background) got to be

 A baby gator

 This guy is the big daddy - he was 13 feet long!
 This guy is braver (or more stupid) than I!

 Fun bouncy houses!

 Nice work, Keenan!

 Keenan with a piece of artillery

 Horseback riding!

 I am so in love with this picture!!!

 Happy cowboy

 My baby is ON A HORSE!  How awesome is that??

 Inside the reptile house

 Petting someone's dog

 He apparently told Philp to take a picture of him holding the leash =)

 A sneaky geocache on the way home

You unscrew these two pieces and the log is inside the connector!

All this to say, a fun day was had by all!