Thursday, October 28, 2010

Recipe Contest 2010

The kids also entered the Recipe Contest this year and they each won 2 ribbons! I will be posting the recipes and more pics on my recipe blog soon. I will be sure and post on this blog a link to that blog post as soon as I am done.

That boy is SO silly! I decided I would post this pic just to show how hard it can be sometimes to get a good picture of him :)

Showing their ribbons after the award ceremony!

I think each of you did a GREAT job and you know I am SO proud of you!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Contest 2010

It is that time of year again.  The kids entered the pumpkin decorating contest at our local fair. Can I tell you just how much they love doing this each year?

E decided to do a car race.

 B also went with a race car theme.

 Scot even got in on the action. Here is his painted pumpkin.

S decided to do a buried treasure theme.

I am so proud of their efforts win or lose!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Learning about Cotton

While out picking cotton, there were different stages of the cotton plant within the same field. I took pictures of each stage to show you who are not familiar with it. It was such a good learning experience for the kids! 

My cotton pickin kiddos :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

B and his friend

B loves T-Roy. He had the best time dogsitting him for several days. They spent many hours outside playing together. This particular day, B had been throwing the ball to T-Roy at dusk. They could barely see but that didn't matter to a boy with his borrowed dog.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Over the weekend we got almost all of the little cousins together at a local park to get their pictures taken together. Lots of fun memories were made during the 2 hours at the park! Memories like this one captured on film, and more importantly, memories forever etched in the hearts of all who came!

There is nothing like spending time with family! I am so fortunate to have a close knit family who (mostly) all live in the same area and can get together often! I love that my kids get to grow up with all their cousins!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Carl and Michelle Photoshoot

My cousin Carl and his wife Michelle are expecting their second child in January.

I took a few pregnancy pictures of Michelle when we got together for the cousin photoshoot.

Friday, October 15, 2010


We are dog sitting for a few days. The kids are absolutely loving it! They want a dog so bad. When we move to the new house, we have promised that they can get one.

I hope we are able to find one as good as T-Roy! He is a great, kid friendly, playful-without-being-annoying dog!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

M's Artwork

Yesterday I showed you some of B's artwork, so today, I thought I would show you what M's artwork.

She loves to use scissors and glue - what child doesn't huh?  - so I try to let her cut and paste as much as possible. If there are pages that she is suppose to color, I try to also let her cut and paste it to a sheet of construction paper. It gives her a little extra something fun to do while the others are still schooling.

 We have also started a notebook of all her art projects. It is a great way to keep all the projects organized and it will be fun to look back and see how much these skills have improved over the school year.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

B's Learning to Draw

I got this book from our local library for our art classes. 

The kids have spent hours learning to draw the animals as shown in the book. It is full of simple instructions to draw all kinds of animals.

Here are a few of B's favorite drawings.

He is really enjoying doing this and is becoming quite good at it too!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall Planters

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy 7th Birthday B!

This is one of my favorite pictures of B's 7 yr old photo shoot!

 He is such a sweet little boy! I am so thankful that God blessed our family with this brown eyed cutie!

 He loves to laugh and to make people laugh. He makes life fun :)

Happy Birthday buddy! We love you So much!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sneak Peak

I just thought I would share a sneak peak of B's 7 yr old pictures I took the other day. His birthday is Sunday and I will share the rest with you then.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cool Artwork

I saw this car recently at a local park and just couldn't resist taking some pictures to be used as artwork for B's room.

Which do you like better?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

All the Way My Saviour Leads Me

I love Chris Tomlin's version of this song.

What a comfort to know that MY Saviour leads me, carries me me close to His heart, and gives me grace through each trial! I hope this is song will remind you of the love God has for you!

All the way my Savior leads me
Who have I to ask beside
How could I doubt His tender mercy
Who through life has been my guide

All the way my Savior leads me
Cheers each winding path I tread
Gives me grace for every trial
Feeds me with the living Bread

You lead me and keep me from falling
You carry me close to Your heart
And surely Your goodness and mercy will follow me

All the way my Savior leads me
O, the fullness of His love
O, the sureness of His promise
In the triumph of His blood
And when my spirit clothed immortal
Wings its flight to realms of day
This my song through endless ages
Jesus led me all the way
Jesus led me all the way

You lead me and keep me from falling
You carry me close to Your heart
and surely Your goodness and mercy will follow me

All the way my Savior leads me
All the way my Savior leads me.