Friday, September 24, 2010

Out Back Stories

So, I have somewhat neglected my gardens.  :(   They've had a hard time this year for some's just been so hot, and I got my shade cloth up kinda late.  The huge garden spiders don't help either!  

Anyway, our cucumber plant took over all the flowers in the side planter that I planted forever ago.  I let it wind itself around the plants (mostly just the greens) because I'm about to plant fall flowers there anyway, and I can't believe they survived the summer anyway! Well, it was a big bushy mess and so it was fun to lift up some vines and VOILA-- we found 4 big cucumbers like this one hiding underneath!  And a bunch of small ones too.  It made me feel good that not EVERYTHING was fruitless this year.  

I'm wrong though.  We got TONS of artichokes, and a few handfuls of delicious strawberries, some herbs, and lots of I guess it wasn't all fruitless.  I'm learning.

Abbies such a goof!  :)  Last time I tried to grow cucumbers the plant got all white and not much came out of it.  (it did make my melons taste like cucumbers though-weird)

I thought this was so cute...Joey's use of the stroller lately.  He LOVES soccer!  I think it's so funny... him caring for his soccer ball like it's a baby!  

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Show & Tell

Our preschool week was about Pets.   So the kids all brought their pets for show and tell.  It was a hit!
Andy brought his cat, Cassie.  Kinsey brought her fish Gulpy.  Noah brought a couple pictures of his dog, Dash.  And Abby brought her stuffed animal dog that she named "Abby" one day and the next day it was "Dog", now when I ask her it is "Eewah"???  What in the world?  Crazy girl.  Anyway, the kids LOVED talking about their pets and asked if they could pet the fish of course!  :)  Don't worry, all pets returned home unharmed!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Our Sleeping Beauty

Abby has quiet time in the afternoons and this day she had been overly quiet.  I went in to peek on her and this is the scene I found...
Decked out in a princess dress, shoes next to the bed, blanket laid over her, hands clasped like she had just touched a spindle or bitten a poisonous apple and had been generously laid in a glass coffin to sleep until her magic kiss arrived!  
I got a great kick out of it.  She was really asleep too.  :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Omer Bunnies

Abby made these awesome rabbit ears in preschool.  Our theme this month is animals and we're having a lot of fun with it!  

This is what happened when Joey tried them on!  

It was super cute!

I guess he'll just have to grow into his ears!  :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Preschool Lover

So here's our little Abby.  This isn't "the first" day of preschool...but it's pretty close.  She earned her new princess backpack this day and was excited to take a picture of it.  

This girl LOVES preschool!  Me and a few friends of mine with kids close to Abbies age are doing a little home preschool set up.  The kids just love it! 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Double Garage Fulfills it's Destiny

THEY FIT!!!!  Both cars actually fit into the garage!  
It may sound silly, but we FINALLY found a Saturday to work on the garage and finish giving everything a place out there...even if it isn't the prettiest.  :)  It feels so great!  We had a party that night!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Field Trip to the Children's Museum

For Abbies first preschool field trip we went to the Children's Museum.  The kids had a GREAT time!  So much to play with and do, and it's nice and A/C'd, so us parents were happy!  :)

Abby can barely stand a tiny hangnail on herself...but she loves seeing other people's "owees" maybe an M.D. would work for her...??   :) 

Dr. actually does have a ring to it doesn't it?  

This was the train room tunnel.  If you look all the way through you'll see Ada & Joey too.  :)

This was in the Animal Vet section.  Funny how my little puppies fit in those cages so well!  ;)

Voila- Chef Abigail!

I think Joey would have sat in the submarine driver seat all day!  

We barely missed their foam craft time... bumma.  But the kids had fun coloring in the art section.

After lunch, we attacked the last little section with the firetruck and police motorcycle in it!  Joey was all over it!
And this was a other kids climbing all over each other and the seat!!  

Goin for a ride....

Until Abby lost her driver....

Yes, Joey's true future profession....a STUNT MAN!  He constantly wanted up on this thing, but insisted on climbing up and sitting at the very top!  LOL

So, second picture now of Abby sitting behind a boy on a motorcycle...I hope this isn't foreshadowing.  It probably is.  Uh-oh!