Sunday, September 28, 2014


Caught a lizard.

Checked it out.

Wore it like a broach.

Gave it some love.

Liked it.

So Silas really did catch the lizard out of the grass...after I had caught her and held her in one hand while trying to wrangle my son into some newly purchased rain boots with the opposite one. I think she was subdued by her terror.  She did hop off unscathed (physically) from the experience.  Anyways, cute boots, right?!?!

Some things from life these days.  

  • We are under budget this month, so we've been doing some shopping this weekend. Look forward to a future post with a new tent and tunnel where I will assuredly be having Silas wear his new house shoes to enhance the pictures.  
  • Silas is loving roaming the yard.  He cries when I try to take him inside.  Flailing, kicking, and the whole bit.  One day, I will admit that he won and I went out while raining and followed him around with an umbrella.  I kind of love that he is asserting himself and showing his personality lately, even if it is in the form of a tantrum.  I am sure I will feel differently later.  He really is a good baby, if I don't ruin it...
  • He is getting the hang of shape sorters, loves wallowing in laundry (clean or dirty), and randomly throws things in the trash.  I am hoping we don't lose anything valuable to this habit.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014


We went to Skytop Orchard this weekend to do some apple picking.  It was my birthday request.  The plan was perfect: a two hour car trip right at nap time.  Minutes slept = 0. He actually was still very pleasant even in his sleepy state, but we didn't want to push our luck. Maybe we will experience you next year, Giant Hay-Bale Spider, you and your fall photo-op friends.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Funnel Cake

Made this.  Turns out they are really easy and delicious.  Happy Birthday to Daron!

The 12-13 Month (plus a few days) Collection

Silas visits the 5th grade.

I thought this picture would be a great idea.  What little boy wouldn't think it was awesome to see a photo of himself covered in bugs at a young age.  A mixture of grossness and daredevilry anyone could be proud of.  It was all fun and games until the first taste test.  I'll give this win to his nay-saying dad.