Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Friday we had our first family camping experience. We camped just a few miles from our house at a small state park.
We grilled out at the play ground first. We went with the traditional first time camping food; hotdogs, chips, baked beans and coleslaw.
Our campsite was really nice. It was a cement slab with a fire pit and picnic table.
This was probably the most vital part of our sucess. I had 4 going.
I'm not a big fan of charred marshmellows.
Monkey see monkey do. When Roman saw my marshmellow catch fire, he tried the same trick, sucessfully. We tried to get him to eat it, but he explained to us he didn't like his marshmellows "camped"
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Preschool and a Mad Face.
Summer is in full swing here. It's been unseasonable warm here in Washington. We had a week of 90 deg weather. Now it's back in the 7os and we are enjoying it.
After house hunting for a few months we still have not found a house. The house we want to buy is in short sale and that process is taking WAY too long. We'll resign our rental lease sometime this month. We tired; it's just not the right time for us I guess.
Roman started summer preschool last week. He likes it there so much! The teachers are really nice and it's a fun and comfortable environment.
I had to show you all Griffin's "Mad Face". He makes this face on command when we say, "hey Griffin, show us your mad face," with out cracking a smile. It brings lots of laughs around the house. He does show this face spontaneously on occasion when he disapproves what's going on or feels he's being slighted in anyway. It's very intimidating!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
This is where I'm from.
When I was growing up on this farm in Missouri I felt like nothing could be more insignificant. Now when I go back to visit, I feel so lucky to have this farm and this small chunk of the world part of my life. I'm proud to say this is where I'm from.
This is just a snap shot of what my parents see every morning.
We're BaAAck!! After spending 3 1/2 weeks back on the farm in MO we are back home.
Here are a few snip-its from our time back in MO.
Grandma Randi and her boys. Grandma Randi was a true trooper during our invasion. We took over her house and she welcomed us with open arms.
Grandma Randi attempting to sew a quilt, give a horsey ride to Griffin with her leg and trying to avoid getting stuck with a "sharp" (sewing pin) by Roman, who insisted on having full control of the pin cushion.
Such a sad picture!
My Aunt Gertrude turned 95 years old while I was home. She rode a train from California to Missouri with out a sleeping car at 95 years old. Can you imagine?? I'm really glad I've got just a little of her DNA in me.