Today the weather was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. 

The kids (mostly Buddy) found a pile of firewood.

…And put his masculinity to work.  Buddy built the “fire”

and Puddi asked for food to cook (so girly ~Mommy is smugly grinning~) 

Then they both took to the fire and made “fire food” 


…And, Oh, so ladylike.


1st Day of School

Ben’s classes begin today. This is his first day of seminary, his first day of online classes. Today is also Buddy’s first day of preschool!!  Let the homeschooling begin!  Daddy and Buddy both homeschooling at the same time.  Awww….

Oh NO!!  It looks like Daddy got confused on which book to read.


I KNOW, it’s Friday, and you must be hoping for a picture, but…I found the camera (YAY!), however, I cannot find the cord that connects the camera to the computer for photo transfers (bummer).  Therefore, today will be a non-photOp Friday.

 The weather this week has been wonderful for moving in. We have no a/c, and the kids have been running in and out like crazy. They are absolutely LOVING living on an acre on a dead-end. They are also loving rummaging through the garden. If I didn’t know better, I would think that the raccoons are getting REALLY good at stripping the sweet corn and cherry tomatoes. 

There have been TONS of flies in the house from having the doors open to move things in (and because of Buddy, Puddi, and Belle running in & out).  Puddi has taken to calling the flies her “best friend.”  She even started crying real tears when Ben was swatting them. 

The girls and I went to town to do a Wal-Mart run.  There was an Amish man and his 2 little boys with him.  Puddi stood up in the cart and yelled at the top of her 2-year-old lungs:  “LOOK, Mommy!!  A cowboy!!”  I tried to get her to sit down and quiet down, but pleas of “Mommy, please I wanna go see the cowboys,” continued for at least 5 minutes.  The funny thing is, the little Amish boys started looking around because they wanted to see the cowboy that the little Englisher girl had just seen.

AND speaking of cowboys….  today is the kickoff of the Wild West Days.  So we are driving to town to watch the parade tonight.  tomorrow is the hog wrassle and rodeo.  In 4 weeks is the FAIR. the week after that is the Horse and Colt Show (a fair in and of itself).  Oh, how I do love being back.

Safe & Sound

Finally! I am home.  After an insane-busy week (and weekend), I have arrived at my old/new home.  Mommy and 3 under 3 for a wedding and long ride while moving was quite the experience.  No pictures yet.  The camera is still packed.  Now to get to work so I can get to sleep.  Must find sheets for bed.  Must find bed.  OOF!

PhotoOp Fridays

I’m planning to do something simple every Friday.  I will post just a photograph (with perhaps a caption).  It will simply be entitled with the time it was snapped.  My hopes are that it will inspire replies, or new captions, or some sort of feedback.  Basically, it’s so I can see if anyone is actually paying any attention out there.  [And because I thought the data would be a little skewed if I posted a poll:  “Do you like polls?”  (Those who don’t probably wouldn’t answer anyway.)]  Happy Fridays!