Sunday, October 30, 2011

Totally Wicked Cute

There will be plenty more Halloweeny photos to come but here's just a taste these adorable girls.
Rockin' the socks.

 Love these skinny little legs!
"Cute shirt Sis."

 Work it,

 Cheese it,

Love it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The weather man says

that it's suppose to snow tonight. Here's some pictures from a week or two ago so I can remember how nice a fall we've been having!

Yup, this is how we chill at the pool!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011



I told you have had more plagiarized projects on my list. I saw this ghost dress and just knew my girls needed some. Thanks to pillowcases from yard sales and $1.66 a yard cloth at Wal-Mart I think it cost me all of $3.00 to make these. (I had enough leftovers to manage one more little dress for a friend)
 The baby kept escaping...

 Gotta have the "no one is listening shot"

At least they're happy...

Miss Camille

Nattie J

Emmie Em

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's Autumn time

We are total leaf peepers. We were told that it was prime season for leaf peeping up in the "High Peaks" of New York. So, last week we took a little trip up to Lake Placid to enjoy the fall colors. It did not disappoint.

We drove to the Olympic Sports Complex.  You can ride the bobsled course from the 1932 and 1980 games. I thought it sounded great but it cost mega money, so we decided against it.

Next, we went and hike High Gorge Falls
 Excited to get hiking!
 Being this close the waterfall/cliff made Camille nervous. (She's got a little Grandma Myrna in her.)

 Looking down to the water below.

 Three little monkeys sitting in a tree...


 Natalie is still learning the technique of hiking.

 Brad and his hiking buddy

 The girls thought this root "ladder" was awesome.

 Relaxing after the hike
 At least she's not a thumb sucker...

It's like the mountainside is on fire

On the way home we stopped at The Wild Center just to see what it was all about. The guy at the desk let us in for free. The place is awesome. We really liked watching the otters swim and play. There was lots of hands on stuff for the girls (and adults). Next time we're up that way I think we'd  pay and go again.

Plus, they had some really cute moose!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The big Three Zero

What's a birthday without some cake?

I just finished reading Unbroken and couldn't resist making shark infested waters.

Birthday girl wearing one of her presents
Thanks Cathy I love it!

All I have to say is, "30 you don't scare me!"

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A quiet Monday night

 Brad was out of town enjoying a boys weekend (see below) and I thought I'd spend the evening reading my book after I put the girls to bed. Somehow, I ending up not reading my book but making baby food.
I roasted and skinned a squash.

Used my Kitchen Aid with it's awesome attachments to puree the squash.
 Had a little helper that kept sneaking downstairs to spy on me. After the third time I made her unload the dishwasher.

When she came down again I threatened to make her eat the baby food for breakfast if she didn't stay in bed. She came out again and seriously asked, "Mom, were you just joking about making me eat that for breakfast?"
"No, I'm serious! You better get back up to your bed." She scampered pretty quickly. I thought I had conquered then I heard a pitter-patter on the stairs. Using every ounce of self-control not to lash out at her  I said through gritted teeth, "Camille!" To which she replied, "Natalie has diarrhea and needs you to help."  THAT is a valid excuse to get out of bed. Good thing it was true. I suppose we need to start telling the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf at bedtime.

Finished baby food ready for the freezer. (No, I didn't get to read my book. By the time making baby food was over it was my bedtime!)

Brad, his brothers, and his Dad in Texas