Friday, October 24, 2014


Lego Club is new to us this year. 
The library has a day once a month to get together and build!
We had other commitments last year on Lego Club days, but it has been working out so far this school year!

By the way, if you couldn't tell, these pictures are from two different sessions.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


This was from a week or two ago..we now have two little frogs (no tails!) 
with several more on the way.  It has been pretty cool to see them grow.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Anyone else have children that read the dictionary for fun?

Thursday, October 9, 2014


About a month ago, a friend ended up with thousands of Australian Tree Frog tadpoles.
We were asked if we wanted any.
Why not?  Right?
So, we took a few.

They were so tiny, really rather impossible to take a picture of.
They were probably the size of this "o" or thereabout.
They also did not stay still for any extended period of time.
 This is about the best I could do:

Fast forward a couple of weeks and...
We have legs!!

This is the biggest of the bunch,
probably about as big as the pad of my ring finger..or a bit smaller.
We have not named them yet.  I thought it wise to wait until they all change into frogs and we see how many are left.  The difference in size between some of them is significant and some have "mysteriously" cannibalized we fear.

We will keep you posted.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Yesterday, nine years ago, we said our vows.
Actually we responded to our vows--"yes, yes, I do."
I think if we were to go back and re-do that is one of the things I would change.
Anyway, that doesn't change anything, now does it?

Nine years.
The old folks say we're still newlyweds.
In the grand scheme of things, that would be true.
However, it is not always easy to keep that mindset especially with so many little feet running around, not to mention the cares of day to day life.

We rarely get out alone or do those things that "people" say you have to do to maintain a healthy relationship..

but you know what?

Love is a choice.

And I choose you.

Happy Anniversary!

By the way, this picture is NOT from our wedding day.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Apples, apples and more apples!!

We went apple picking 2 weeks ago at a local farm.

Here are a few pictures:

The trees were really pretty much picked clean where the kids could reach, 
so pickers were necessary.

The crew.

What is your favorite thing about Fall?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


After we visited Insectropolis, we headed towards home...and the beach!

We have not been to the ocean in about 3 1/2 years.

We couldn't NOT go, being THAT close.

It was a beautiful day..I figured we'd just play on the beach for an hour or two, maybe put our feet in and call it a day..


The kids had a blast!
Everyone got soaked to the skin.
It was fun just to watch them.
The water was surprisingly warm, as in if we had had our bathing suits, Mike probably would have went in too.
There were several people in the water.

Good thing I had extra clothes for all.  It would have been a miserable ride home otherwise.

Mike has a few more pictures I'll have to snag...but it was a really nice day.
I think everyone was hard pressed to decide which was better--the beach or the museum!
We will have to make a point of heading down the shore next summer.