Thursday, November 11, 2010
Here she is sewing away. She is a natural seamstress. I am so impressed with how well she has done.
Here she is with her table runner without the binding on.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
On our end of summer trip home, we spent as much time as possible with my dad. My dad is living in a nursing home, which is very painful for me to even type. At first he went there just to get stronger to go home, but he will probably never make it back to his home. It is rather difficult to visit someone in a nursing home for any length of time when you have small children along. We wanted to do things that would be a change for my dad and let the kids have some time with him. He does not like the food there, so we brought him meals when we could also.
This day we brought him lunch and had a picnic with him outside in the patio area in some shade. Yoda always wanted to help push Papa. He couldn't do it without help, but he always wanted to be the pusher.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
This is Leia's favorite friend back home. She had a sleep over with us and the kids were all watching a movie together. Notice my girls can't take their eyes off the movie, even for a picture!
This little guy is Padme's buddy. They were playing with blocks in his yard. He is the 5th child in their family, just like Padme is in ours.
Monday, November 1, 2010
I have this friend who has milk goats. She volunteered to give our Keeper's of the Faith group a demonstration of the milking and she made some cheese for us, too. Our whole family came to the demonstration to see if everyone would even like the milk and if the kids were up for the challenge of keeping and milking goats. Everyone loved the milk (except me, and I don't like cow milk either) and the kids are excited about the prospect of goats.
What really sold me on the idea is that my friend gets about 1 gallon of milk a day. And she pays less to keep her goats than she does to keep her dogs. And the kids think they are getting pets out of the deal, also. We need to do some rearranging of our fence and build some shelters and fences before we can actually get a goat or two, but it is in our future plans. And then there should be some chickens for eggs in the future as well. I guess we are want to be homesteaders or something! And Leia is still praying for a horse.
A few pictures of our future goat milkers in action.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Luke trying out the fire truck.
Our fireman guide showing us the the Jaws of Life equipment. Luke loved all the big saws and tools.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Padme especially loved to hold them once she figured out how to do it without getting scratched.
Yoda liked the bunnies, but was very concerned the entire time. He didn't want them to get away, and he wanted someone to help him. He did not want the bunnies to be taken away, just to have help with them.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Padme ready to play in the water!