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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

One Down

So I have made myself a goal
all Christmas gifts this year (or at least most)
must be handmade

In keeping with the new theme
here is the first one

for Lilly
from Mommy

one down
and lots to go

Monday, October 25, 2010

Butt Snorts

So Scott went out bow hunting for the first time this year
he got all his hunting gear out and ready to go
including his buck snort call
which if you blow into it sounds just like a really bad fart
which is absolutely hilarious to a 3 year old and 1 year old (okay and a 31 year old)
so of course Lilly and I have officially renamed in the butt snort
and we spennt about a 1/2 hour passing it between the 3 of us
making all kinds of butt snorts
and laughing
the funniest part is that Nolee can make some of the best butt snorts
and now carries the butt snort around the house
making fart noises
so whether I'm in the kitchen, bathroom or bedroom
I got to hear butt snorts all day Sunday
followed by a giggle

Sorry about all the spit in your butt snort Scott :)

New Table

What could be better than a picnic table in the kitchen
that is just your size

Dance Party

What to do on a rainy Saturday afternoon?
have a crazy dance party in Lilly's room of course

must get the dog involved too

and put on our dance costumes

which include leg warmers

I love my life :).

Thrift Store Find

Found this colorful sweater at a local thrift store for $1.50
Was going to make a Christmas present out of it
but I couldn't bear to cut it up

so after Lilly see's me try it on
she strips down
underwear and all
and parades around the house
in her new colorful sweater


Fun non-carving pumpkin decorating

Now both the girls love going out on the porch to look at the scary pumpkins

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Practice makes perfect

So we decided to check and see if the halloween costumes fit
and of course it was just fun to play dress up
Lilly then decided they needed to practice for th big night

Meet Lilly the petite & playful pirate
& Novalee the bubbly & babbling bumblebee
the bumblebee is still working on her buzzzz
but the pirate already has down the following sayings
"Arggg Matey"
"Shiver me Timbers"
"Walk the Plank"
& thanks to my husband....
"Yo ho ho & a bottle of rum!"

Happy Tuesday

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Love him

To the man I love

who is always up for a tickle fight
who knows when I need a hug
& can always make me smile

who loves to playing hide & seek with our girls
and snuggling up together with a good book
and will stuff his 6ft 7in frame in Lilly's twin bed
when she has had a bad dream

who is not afraid to change a dirty diaper
and enjoys playing baby dolls
who cannot, although he tries, do a ponytail
who lights up at 6:30 am on a Saturday
when Nolee wakes up all smiles & giggles (and poopy)

who makes the best breakfasts in the whole wide world
who is always willing to listen to my next crazy idea
and always puts his family first
who is the person I love waking up to every morning
and makes every day more fun because he is there

Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Photo session

tried to get a cute fall picture of the girls on my day off
getting a 1 year old and 3 year old
to smile & sit still at the same time is hard work!

1st haircut

it only took 3 years
but Lilly finally got her first haircut
she talked about it the whole morning
and the whole car ride there
about how she wanted it cut up to here
just like Daddy & Papa
& when we got there - nothing
not a peep would come out of her mouth
she just sat there with a grumpy face
like it was complete torture

of course as soon as we were back in the car
she was non-stop telling me everything about it
and that it didn't hurt one bit.


i just love walking into Lilly's room
and finding this

hopefully they get along this well when they are teenagers!

Camp Party

Annual Camp Party

wagon rides
4-wheeler rides

even with one with a temp of 102 and the other cutting a new tooth
we had a blast!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I just love this time of year
the smells, the colors
the jeans & t-shrit kind of weather
the football, the harvesting
the warm apple cider & homemade apple crisp (thank you Nana Leppert)
evertyhing about this season just makes me smile
Happy Fall!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Reminds me of Smurfs...

Seriously if these were blue I might consider smurf costumes for Halloween!

Bath Time

Getting ready for your bath
should absolutely involve
playing first
with no clothes on
because how could this get old