Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fall, pumpkins, apples and more

We have an apple orchard just down the road from where we live and each year they set up wagon rides so you can go pick your own apples. They also have a hay maze, a mini pumpkin patch and animals to look at. We went a few times this year with family and friends. Here are a few snap shots.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sandwiches and Such

When there are children in the home you can never be sure what is going to be said, or done.
Here's a few examples from this week.

T.J., Mak and Chatham decided they were going to make their own sandwiches and I was going to be the judge of which was best. They all had secret ingredients, as well as one common ingredient: Garlic Powder.

First taste: Toasted cheese with pistachios and garlic powder.
Second taste: Toasted cheese with turkey and garlic powder.
Third taste: Toasted cheese with smooshed banana and garlic powder.

Thankfully I only had to take one bite. They all finished their own sandwiches.

Chatham was assigned to read a book but he only read three chapters, I asked him why and he said "Mom, my hands got too sweaty!"

Then there is Jack, the king of the poochy lip. He was crying because I had told him no TV. So I said to stop the tears and the poochy lip, but he said "but it makes me happy".

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


We were able to see lots of family while in Flordia. My cousin, who used to live next door to me in California, now lives in Florida, so she and her husband brought their kids down to visit us. We had fun swimming and just hanging out. The other thing our family does is play games. Here we are getting a quick game of scrabble in before Disney World. Did I mention we happen to be early risers?

Bubba and Nana loved seeing their grandkids, but since Kayte had changed so much since they last saw her they had lots of fun with her.
Aunt Kayce and G.G.(Great Grandma) also flew out. The boys had lots of fun pointing out their Christmas wishes in all the magazines...especially Jack!


Since we were in Orlando we decided to do the Disney thing. We spent a very hot day at EPCOT, and never figured out where the name came from. Anyone know? Our Favorite thing was playing Viking after the Norwegian ride.

Though we enjoyed it there was something that didn't sit well with G.G. She's Swedish and so the Viking helmet didn't last long on her head.

Our Third stop: St. Augustine, Florida

We stopped at St. Augustine for a few hours, a place David and I visited over 12 years ago when we were engaged. We had TJ take a picture of us for old times sake - we've changed a bit since then!

The boys thought the old school house was neat, but they loved the "castle". The oldest fortress in the USA, complete with moat and draw bridge. But I think they liked the cannon demonstration by the dressed up soliders the best.

Such a fun thing for the boys....good thing Kayte didn't know it was her first birthday!

Our Second stop: Savannah, Georgia

Trying to break up our long drive to Florida, we stopped in Historic Savannah, Georgia. It was fun for Chatham, because Savannah is in Chatham County and he saw his name everywhere - he even said hi to the police officers with his name on their sleeves.

Our favorite spot was the candy store...of course.

We did the touristy thing and took a trolley tour of the town.

First stop

The first stop on our recent trip was to the Creation Science museum. We started our in the planetarium with an amazing view of our world and beyond. Then we walked through and saw all the different and interesting science presented that backs up the accounts in the Bible.

One of our favorites was the dinosaur display.
The word dinosaur wasn't created until the mid 1800's, but has it ever been called by another name? In the Bible there is an animal called Behemoth, and is described like this in Job 15-18,23-24:
Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you; He eats grass like an ox. Behold now, his strength in his loins and his power in the muscles of his belly. He bends his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are knit together. His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron….If a river rages, he is not alarmed; He is confident, though the  Jordan rushes to his mouth. Can anyone capture him when he is on watch, With barbs can anyone pierce his nose?
Dinosaurs also fit many of the descriptions of legendary dragons.
Check out the link to visit the museum's website.

My fun kids

My fun kids
In their favorite tree