Friday, August 31, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

School Orientation

To help all the new kids coming into the school, the class one year ahead puts on a show.  

Naomi's class did this for Eyan's class.  They sang songs, did skits and danced. What a great way to welcome in the new kids. 

At the very end of the show your class number is called you walk through the pretzel tunnel and take a tour of the school with your new teachers and classmates.  The whole first week is getting to know the school, classes, and teachers.

Monday, August 27, 2012


This year Eyan moved up to the big school.  It was a difficult transition going; from super star status to not knowing any teachers or the way around a new building, taking the bus, new lunch system and finding the elective classes.  He is now changing classes every hour and is one in about 900 kids. 
Overwhelming after going to school a block away and knowing everyone by name.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturday Cartoons

We haven't had any TV for the last year.  I was feeling generous the other day and tried figuring out the Satellite connection.  It wasn't very hard, but I can only find the British channels.  Looks like we'll be speaking British English and German. 

But, what makes me most happy about all of this is that the 3 little boys are watching Saturday morning cartoons under quilts that I have made!   I love that.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

At the Lake

Looking for fish

Catch of the day, less than 3 inches

Holding a little fish.
After a roll in the red dirt.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

First Day of School

Naomi 7th grade

Eyan 5th grade
Silus 2nd grade

Toben kindergarten

Monday, August 13, 2012

My Side Kicks

These two little guys are my side kicks when I'm out and about. 
Grocery shopping or out on a photo opp.  

They make things fun, and help me keep snapping shots and moving quick.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Cinnamon Pull-Aparts

The Dough

Yeast 2 TBS sugar  1 1/2 cups warm water
 Let Rise

1 egg
3 TBS oil
about 2 1/2 cups flour

Pre-heat oven to 350

Slowly mix in flour until you have made a ball of dough that is smooth.  I kneed with my hands once most of the flour is mixed in.

When the dough is rising melt 1/2 cup butter in a bowl
In a separate bowl mix 1 cup sugar and 3 TBS Cinnamon Roll into balls

Roll balls in groups of 3-4 in a bowl of  melted butter
Place balls in bowl with sugar and cinnamon mixture, roll until coated and place into baking pan I use a bunt pan, but you can use anything.

Cook about 35 minutes, until golden brown and enjoy!

Friday, August 10, 2012


What do we check out?  All kinds of books.  Craft books. Dinosaurs books.  World Record books. Kid books. Fiction.  Non-fiction.  Joke Books.  Music. And on occasion even a movie.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Evening Walk

 Summer is winding down, and the kids are going sturr crazy!  They laugh crazy, cry, scream and drive each other mad.  We can go from 0 to 60 in less than 4 seconds that's for sure. 

So, to try and keep some peace we try and get out of the house, even if it's for a short walk. 

Martin worked the 9-5 shift this week, so when he came home we went on a walk, the air is nice and cool, plus the kids can get out a bit of energy.

And I get to take pictures.  One of my favorite things to do.

Saturday, August 4, 2012