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Monday, December 26, 2011

Sesame Street:Song: I Love My Hair

We've watched this quite a few times this morning. :)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Quick Catch Up

Iron Man Pumpkin
It's been a while since I put anything up here, we've been BUSY lately.

Making pumpkin soup

Need more goop please

Reading with Grandma P

Making rolls for Thanksgiving dinner

Now for the sweet potatoes

The bestest birthday cake

Safety goggles

REAL tools!!!!

The three trouble makers.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Great Grandpa Crosby

 We were in Kansas City over the weekend and had a great time! We spent the day with Great Grandpa at his house. Autumn explored the backyards of the neighborhood and found some great bird feathers and sticks and rocks. She had fun playing with Grandpa's pattern blocks. She pretended they were a birthday cake and we had to take turns blowing out the candles and singing Happy Birthday. She also discovered that one of his chairs goes WAY up and you have to work hard to keep from sliding off of it. I'll put more pictures in another post, I just wanted to get these up.
It's your birthday Grandpa

These sticks are your present for your collection

I'll take a piece of cake, thanks

WOW this chair goes high

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Renaissance Festival

Today we went to the Renaissance Festival. It is Pirate weekend this weekend and Autumn wore her pirate costume, she had a lot of fun and got a lot of compliments.
Let's be off me hearties

He's pretty good at that.

Pirates can belly dance too

Come on fella, you need to sit down a bit

Owls are very cool

She's really really big

Elephants are good pirate transportation

Snake or parrot.....hmmmmmm

This pirate needs some food

This way me hearties

A good pirate can entertain the crew


Monday, September 05, 2011

My Sunday

Here is a summary of yesterday:

Drag home from church because the coffee never did kick in. Make lunch for Autumn and then crash on a bed and attempt to take a nap. Autumn and Shadow are making lots of noise, ignore and try to sleep anyway. Kurt comes in and needs help getting a chicken bone from Shadow: forget nap, ain't gonna happen. Get bone away from dog and make myself lunch. Discover the dishwasher needs to be emptied, ignore it. 

Try to get a couple of things done on the computer, end up turning on a game for Autumn to play instead. Get Kurt to help Autumn so I can go start laundry. Get all the laundry downstairs and start to sort, can't find any laundry baskets. Go on a hunt and have to empty them of all the things that don't belong and put them all away. Back in the laundry room open the washer to put a load in only to discover there is already a load in there. Open the dryer to put wet sheets and only to discover there is a load in there as well. Apparently I actually started laundry yesterday! Fold dry sheets, put wet sheets in dryer, toss load of clothes in washer. Take hamper back upstairs with intention of setting timer to remind me to go check laundry. Get upstairs and have to take the dog outside, help Autumn with some thing or other, answer a question for it's supper time, so I start supper only to hear "i don't want that" "i don't like that" give up and make popcorn. Get Autumn in her pjs, read a couple of books, sit at the piano and play through a few tunes, take a shower and head to bed.....oh, wait.....there's wet laundry in the washer....fold dry sheets toss clothes in dryer head back upstairs. I think I want some ice cream, discover the dishwasher still needs to be emptied.......Throw up my hands and go to bed.

And yet at the end of the day, the spontaneous hugs, the singing shows on the deck, the "special rock just for you mommy" and snuggling at's totally worth it!

Definitely worth seeing the neighbors faces when your child is singing at the top of her lungs on the deck "every dinosaur poops"

Now what was I going to do yesterday? mend a costume for Autumn, work on some prep for school, go for a walk (by myself!) and play a game with Kurt and Autumn. :P Good thing today is a holiday!

Friday, September 02, 2011


Wednesday evening Autumn and I took Shadow for a walk. A half mile into our mile and a half walk we met Furry. Autumn decided he needed to come home with us so she carried him all the way home and then we put him on our tree in the front yard where he can have a new home.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Autumn's Story

Autumn has told me her story a few times now and the more she tells it the more it is the same each time so I thought I'd let you all read what she has been telling me     :)

Once in a time there was a little girl with a green cape, a cookie boy, and 3 little pigs. One day the little girl was going to her grandma’s house with soup cause she was sick and then Rexy knocked on the door of the 1st pigs house and said “little pig let me eat you” and the pig said “not by my hairy chin” and he jumped out the chimney and ran with the cookie boy to his brother’s house. Then  the spinosaurus ate the grandma and when the green girl came in she said “grandma what big eyes you have” and the spinosaurus said “the better to see you with” and the girl said “grandma what a big nose you have” and she said “so I can smell the soup”. Then Rexy knocked on the 2nd little pigs house and said “little pig let me eat you” and the pig said “not by my hairy chinny chin” and then Rexy roared and stomped the door down but the brothers ran through the window and went to their brother’s house made out of bricks. The cookie boy kept running saying “running running can’t catch me” and there was a cow and a duck and a dog and a old grandma and old grandpa chasing him. He runed and runed to a river where there was no boats. Then the little girl said “grandma what a big spine you have” and the spinosaurus said “so I can eat you up” and he gulped her right down to his tummy. She found her grandma in there and they jumped and yelled “HELLLLPP” till a tree man came and told the spinosaurus that he can’t eat people and he’d just have to throw them up. 

 so he did and the little green girl gave her grandma and the tree man the soup. Then the Teratops saw the cookie boy and said “I can help you get over the river” but the cookie boy said “nope you’ll eat me” and the teratops said “no I promise” and so the cookie boy jumped on the teratps’ back and the went into the water. The cookie boy said “I don’t want to go under” and the teratops said then jump on my frill so you are taller. The cookie boy did and then Rexy said to the little pig “little pig let me eat you” and the pigs said “not on our chinny hairs” and Rexy tried to stomp the house but the bricks was too strong. So he climbed in the chimney but the pigs were making soup in there  and he fall in and got burned so he jumped out the window and ran away. A End (wait what happened to the cookie?) Oh, the cookie jumped on the teratops frill and fell onto his horn where he was stuck.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Autumn's New Room

The switch took a few days. One night to move everything out of the downstairs room, one day to paint said room, one day for a friend to help move the heavy stuff up and down, one day to get the new spare room mostly set up. :)
A work in process...

Autumn has officially moved downstairs. She's been sleeping downstairs in the "guest room" for almost a month and a half and we finally got it painted the way she wanted and her things moved down. We can't put the dinosaurs on the walls yet because the paint has to cure. Who knew? (I sure didn't). So it's all done except for the decorating. Autumn picked the colors and the curtains. We were at Target one day and she picked the green curtains. They are almost a perfect match for the wall, I just need to hem them. :)
My New Room

See the Grandmas by my pillow?

Reading Corner

A Rainy Day

 We had a good storm the other day and when the rain calmed down a little Autumn and Shadow went outside to play and get wet. They found a great mud puddle in the drive way and watched stick boats float down the gutter. 
They were both soaking wet by the time they came in, and both muddy as well. Autumn thought it was funny that she took a shower in the rain and then had to take a bath to get all the mud off. :)