Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Chimney

Well I finally took all my kids back to the farm. I grew up on the farm well and had lots of wonderful memories there with my Grandparents. I wanted my kids to really experience some of the fun things that I did. It was a bit different since my Grandmother passed away about 4 years ago and my Grandfather has since remarried but even with the difference we all had fun. It was a very short visit due to circumstances beyond our control and I regret how short it was. One fun memory we had growing up was going out to the chimney and roasting hot dogs and marshmallows on coat hanger wires. That is what we did the first night. Bonnie my Grandfathers new wife made sure that was the first the we did.

We hopped on the back of the truck
ALL of us.... and drove out to the chimney that's a little ways back on the farm. It use to be a house and the only thing left of it is the chimney.

And tried to start the fire....

and tired....(the boys really pushed me out of the way so they could get it started) BOYS....
And We have fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Success. They were so proud of themselves.

And finally we can eat
And just relax and enjoy each others company.
This is Grandma Bonnie and she made my kids feel so at home. I am grateful for her. And glad she is part of the family.

And this is my Grandfather. He so enjoys having the great grand kids around.

Part of the experience of "the chimney" is taking card board boxes out there and sliding down the hill. I didn't get any pictures of that becuase well I was just too scared I would fall down the hill and bust my butt . The kids got absolutely filthy doing it but had a blast. One tick in a very special area and 7 baths later everyone was fast asleep in bed. That much fun can wear anyone out.

Stay tuned for part 2 of our farm adventures!!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

B's and D's oh my

Nathan our little man is now 11 years old. Yep 11!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it. This little dude, when he was born was born over 3 weeks early and gave me the hardest time the first week of his life. He was born and never really pinked up after delivery and I was so tired that I didn't realize something was wrong. I realized he wasn't crying really good but I was so tried I didn't think much beyond that. So they nurses very calmly told me they were going to take him and just have him looked at and they would be back. The next time I saw him he had already been intebated and had that taken out and was then under an oxygen hood. He was the biggest baby in the nicu. He was almost 7 pounds. I couldn't even hold him for the first couple of days. That was the hardest thing I think that I have had to do, well almost the hardest. He loves puzzles and origami ( he has even confiscated some of my origami stuff) He loves to read and has passionate about most of the stuff he does. He has bad eyes like his mama and is color blind as well. (his glasses were in the shop getting fixed the day of his birthday ) He doesn't want a lot of affection but when he is willing to give it its like a big bear cuddling you!!! He stepped up to the plate when I was sick and really helped the family out. He is a wonderful dude and I am so glad that he chose to come to our family!!!!!

He got an ipod and a CTR ring for his birthday. He wore the ring for a day and then started complaining about how tight it was. We had to pry it off with oil. I will be ordering him a new one becuase its sooo important to him.

My new projects: Top is the dress I have done for my niece. She will wear it after she gets baptized. I haven't hemmed it yet but you get the idea. Bottom: a dress for my other neice. She is such a little cutie and I have to add a few things to it but you get the idea. A friend suggested that I start selling my dresses at a boutique. OH the thought.... I can't even imagine. But I do LOVE sewing!!!