Saturday, July 30, 2011

Poor baby...

What happens when you put a sweet baby into cold pool water.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

At the beach

We had a great time at the beach this year.  Great weather and good times with family.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A business venture

We had a yard sale this past Saturday at a friends' house.  Matthew decided he would like to try and earn some money so we suggested he sell muffins and coffee.  We thought this would be a great homeschooling/life lesson.   We went to the store and he compared prices of products.  He purchased all of the items with his own money and then came home and we tallied what he spent, what his goal was, and what he could profit after his expenses if he sold everything.
He made everything himself(with a little help from mama)

I love the poster he made.  He made a breakfast special and everything!
He did very well and some folks just gave him money and didn't take any coffee or muffins.
A couple hours in though and he was ready to be done and play with his friends.  He started just giving the muffins and brownies away by the end but he learned alot and had a lot of fun. It seemed to ignite an entrepreneurial spirit in him!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What I've been up to lately...

A whole lotta  this!

This little one loves to be held constantly and I'm so thankful for the Toby wrap!
(My friend, Heather named my wrap the Toby wrap because it's a homemade(by me) Moby style wrap)

Some of this...

The garden isn't as big as I had envisioned due to our newest blessing, but we still have 3 beds and everything is started to progress nicely(except for the eggplant)..

Not enough of this...

I've been able to steal a few moments here and there to sew but it hasn't been much.  I was able to whip this little summer top up but it took three weeks!  Only sewing 5 minutes here and there makes for a very long project, but I'm glad I did get those moments even if they are few.

(If you'd like to sew this, it's a tutorial on the SewMamaSew blog-it's the spring ruffle top)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Saturday morning on the porch...

Don't ya' love those Saturday mornings when you have no where to be and nothing to do?
Darryl and I love to sit on the porch, him with his coffee, me with my tea or water and just catch up, watch the chickens peck around the yard, and relax.  The big boys usually are watching Saturday morning cartoons but now we have a new family member that joins our Saturday morning rituals.  He seems to enjoy it as well...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July

We had a wonderful(but wet) 4th of July this year.
Friends invited us to their farm for food and fellowship.  It started raining just as we pulled in and everyone was scrambling to bring all the food and fixin's inside but we all still had so much fun.  We had all the traditional fare:  hamburgers and hotdogs, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, watermelon, banana cake and cookies.  We also had the best sweet tea!  My friend's daughter could sell her's that good!
After we ate the kids all went outside and got muddy.  They didn't mind the rain at all!  They all went on a tractor ride and then the boys decide to blow up some tomatoes and army men with fireworks.
After the sun went down, we had a great fireworks display and the boys kept telling me how much they enjoyed the show!
They were so excited after we left at how much fun they had and it was evident because we only live about 8 miles away and they were both passed out by the time we got was a great night!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July parade

We got to experience our first small town 4th of July parade this year(last year we had a baseball tournament).  It was perfect!  Tractors, hillbilly wagons, horses and of course, a civil war brigade...oh, and candy..lots of candy!