Monday, April 29, 2013


Paul finished up the raised garden beds in the garden, at least the ones we have materials for. So we got some dirt and the boys shoveled away. It was fun to watch. Zander and Drezden LOVE helping, these boys are getting to be bigger and bigger helpers every single day. 

Proof I was there too :)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

More Tree work

Another day working on the down tree in the back yard. Thanks again to Ben and Liz for helping and bringing the chainsaws required to cut through that huge trunk. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Learning to cut.

No one ever told me when to introduce certain skills to my children and I am pretty sure there is not a right time for anything. Recently however both Zander and Drezden have wanted to use scissors, more specifically when I am doing something using scissors. 

So when at Costco the other day I found these AWESOME books by Kumon.

I picked up Lets cut paper and More lets cut paper.
Yeah I probably could have just handed them some kid scissors and some scrap paper and they would have been just as happy, but these books you had to cut along a line which then made the page interactive. So it either became a puzzle or a mouth that opened or a door that closed, or a box you folded.

They loved them, would cut the line make the puzzle or whatever interactive piece the page was intended for and then ask if they could keep cutting it anyway. Yes of course you can!

Drezden concentrates with his mouth open. LOL

Syler still being to young for scissors in my book was having fun pushing around his shopping cart!

Monday, April 15, 2013


We have started getting the cousins together on occasion, its nice to catch up with the SIL's and let the littles play. :) This visit was at Clare's place. We decided that alternating locations was only going to be fair to everyone. That way one person wasnt always driving long.

Sadly that is the only picture I got. LOL we were so busy having fun and letting them play that time flew right on by. It was so nice to have the kids together and see my SIL's all in one place at one time. Sure makes for lots of fun. We plan on trying to get together once a month when no other major family gatherings are happening. Next on the calendar is for Early June, zoo or omsi or Angela's house :)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Fun times

Just some pictures of all the fun we have around here.

Costco trip led to matching jammies :)

Spaghetti, now that is fun!