Friday, October 21, 2011

Name This Photo

I wanted to post a baby photo of Silas since his fourth birthday is fast approaching. I found this one by Abbie but didn't have any idea what to title it. I think it needs a title though so help me out. Leave a comment and let's name this photo.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Labor day weekend we took advantage of the extra day and made our way up to Arkansas to have some family time. We wanted to see if camping is our thing. We found a great spot close to the river and the bathrooms. We had neighbors on either side who were so sweet and helpful. They told us of places to explore and loaned us lanterns when they saw us sitting out in the dark.

We had a wonderful adventure swimming and hunting for gems,zinc and tumbled glass among the rocks

some of them were much too big to bring home

we hiked and picnicked in the 'air conditioning' of this old zinc mine

we cooked smores and chai tea

we fished a little and soaked up lots of vitamin D

we wore Camille here


and everywhere

we found this skull rock

and even spotted a mama and her baby deer.

It was quiet and peaceful and the kids were in there element enjoying so much nature.

As it turns out camping suits us quite well. So much so that we decided to go again last weekend. But that's a whole 'nother post.

Self Portrait

Friday, October 14, 2011


As promised here is some more on Camille's recent first birthday party. I can't believe a whole year has passed. She had a pink,yellow and orange lemon themed party.

For the first time Daddy helped open presents.

She had one fancy cake to share

and a small cake for her very own.

Doesn't she look like she is trying to blow out the candle?

What a messy face. She sat eating fistfuls of cake for quite a while. I took it away before she made herself sick.

She had a sweet guest of honor. They both had huge flowers on their heads and rhyming nicknames. Millie and Lili. Miss L wore the perfect dress if you look closely you will see why.

All grown up but not quite walking. Happy Birthday Camille!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sweet and Sour

Sometimes life hands you lemons whether you want them...

or not

and maybe you aren't quite sure what to do with them

and sometimes when it rains it pours but

just give them a try you might like them

or maybe they are too sour for your taste so

you might want to try making some lemonade

and that's pretty sweet!