Sunday, September 25, 2011

Macro Monday-The "catch" of the day

Mark caught us a baby garter snake at Grandpa's house today.
The little fellow was happy to pose for some macro photos

Friday, September 16, 2011

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments over at SouleMama, for all to find and see.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The First Autumn Campfire

It was the perfect afternoon for the first autumn campfire with Grandma and Grandpa. In fact, by the time we headed indoors, there was a chill in the air.
Mark is our official fire started these days, and boy, does it make him happy!

We have flames.

The "putting on" of the bug spray

Getting the marshmallow sticks ready

Kimmy is a "tree man"

Some folks continue with their schoolwork

Becky, with the handy dandy hot dog cooker

pure joy

Grace, Mark and Laura waiting for a hotdog.

Kimmy, Grace and Laura

The perfect picnic spot

Hotdogs are ready

Luke, Grandpa and Kimmy

s'more time!

The look of a deep thinking marshmallow roaster.

Someone got Grandpa's s'more a little too gooey.

Flip flop weather is just about over for the year.

Roasting with style

Happy campfire season, everyone!

Macro Monday--Campfire

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Johnny Appleseed Day

Gracie as Johnny Appleseed

We made a very cute Johnny Appleseed craft from a kit from Oriental Trading Company.

We also enjoyed apples for a snack, and many books and a movie....a movie that one of my grown up children remarked was one of their favorites from years past.

"One little seed

will sprout a tree

filled with apples

for you and me"

One of the "apples" of my eye!!