Friday, December 12, 2014

Spending The Day On Our Land...

My heart longs to be here...our little piece of God's beautiful creation...
Before my boys are grown and gone, I want to see them roaming over these hills,
taming this land.  I want to get there in time to see them building forts and cabins and marching up the dirt road playing civil war.  I want to see camp-outs and animals roaming the pastures and the beginnings of an orchard.  I want to take the hands of my youngest littles and walk with nature notebooks and eyes full of wonder.  I want to take a stroll hand in hand with my love dreaming our dreams for this beautiful place.





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...





Monday, July 21, 2014

Guntersville State Park

My little cuties at a friends wedding...
We had such a nice time...beautiful views...sit down dinner...
and of course the girls had to see the kiss.




Thursday, June 12, 2014

White Clover Crowns and Daddy Time

I peeked out the window and caught a glimpse of a beautiful picture...
The yard full of white clover flowers...
and right in the middle...daddy...making white clover crowns for his girls...
The shots were a bit blurry, but its a memory I don't want to forget...






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 28, 2014

Playing In The Rain...

These kiddos love to play in the rain...
saying "yes"...means a big mess on rainy days...

There is just something about kiddos and puddles!







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!