Monday, August 11, 2014

Sewing Camp Fun...


Miss LouLou and Little Bitty participated in summer sewing camp this year.
This was Miss LouLou's second year.
Last year I went with her and helped her make lots of stitches.
She couldn't quite hold the project and make the stitches too.
After a year of practice at home, she was Miss Independent this year!
She wanted to complete each project all by herself.
She did a fabulous job with each project but she was a little slow because she insisted on doing everything from start to finish.

It was good that LouLou was independent because Little Bitty required my undivided attention.
This was her first year and she loved picking out fabric and buttons but those little hands could not hold the material and do stitches at the same time.  When momma held the material she was only good for about ten stitches before it was my turn.  I know she learned a lot and she will be on the road to becoming Miss Independent next year!

On Friday, they had a show and tell and MawMaw Tina came and looked at all of the beautiful things they has made...






Friday, July 25, 2014

A Brother and His Sisters...

I love the story that these pictures tell...





and this sister too...





Thursday, June 12, 2014

Silly Girl Makes Us Laugh...

Just when we least expect it, this little one makes us laugh and laugh with her silly faces and cuteness...






Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Little Bitty


Look who turned 5!
We are so proud of our Little Bitty.
Here are five things I love about you...
1.)You have a contagious smile that can light up a room.
2.)You asked me the other day if you were still my little girl and did I love you..
Of course you are. and why sure I do ever so much more than you know.
3.) I can tell you enjoy gardening and helping out in the kitchen, you seem to be willing to lend a helping hand whenever I need one!
4.)  You get very weepy sometimes at night when you are tired.  Talking about how you don't want to grow up and you always want to be our little girl.
5.)  You have a tender heart that doesn't like to see animals hurt.

What you enjoy at five...
playing dolls with your sisters
riding the four wheeler when daddy will let you
watching Curious George
learning about herbs with Herb Fairies
doing our Annie Manners book together.
snuggling with mommy at movie time
reading stories
collecting things for your nature notebook

Some interesting facts about you...
You are the best supper eater of all the girls.
You are afraid of bears and robbers at night.
Your hair tangles worse than your sisters
We took you to target and you picked out a doll for your birthday.
You chose to go out to eat at a Japanese Steakhouse for your birthday supper.
You wanted a pink birthday cake



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Nature Study Never Ends

There is always plenty of nature study to do around here with these two catching all kinds of critters...
 trapping...


 catching...
 

 

and yes even hunting...

this bullfrog was lucky...he was catch and release...
these guys weren't so lucky...
Yes, that is a cup of frog legs in the frig...just waiting to be fried for the frog bow hunters who shot them!




Dandelion Cookies....

We have lots of dandelions this year.
Most people call dandelions a weed, but they are really amazing for us nutritionally.
Dandelion can...
cleanse your skin
detoxify your liver
cleanse your blood
strengthen urinary system
and much more...
We learned dandelion petals make some pretty good cookies...
We all worked together to gather the petals...
 
the girls and I mixed and baked the cookies 
and we all ate them!  They were yummy.






Fishing Adventure

Daddy called from work last week and invited us all on an unplanned fishing trip.
Everyone was super excited and we all got ready in record time.
With half of our supper cooling on the stove to be used the next night...
we got to grab a quick bite before heading to our creek land.
the little ones and I sat in the sand and built sand castles with buckets and shovels, while daddy and the big boys tried to catch some fish.  We enjoyed the sights and sounds of nature all around us at dusk.
We heard...
frogs
mosquitoes buzzing
heron calling overhead
fish splashing
he'll be fishing one day...but for today his favorite thing to do is buckle the buckles on my sling...
 and when big sisters posed on the fallen tree for a picture...
little sis had to pose too...

picture with mommy...
and my two fisherman...
no luck fishing this time...but we had lots of fun together!