Monday, September 29, 2008

A night in the Canyon

It was a beautiful day to go to the canyon. When jake got off work we went up to see the leaves. They were beautiful!! By the time we got up there and hiked around it was a little dark to get some good pics. My kids love going up the canyon and just being outside. Tagg loved being up on dads shoulders looking at everything. Kate would not get some long pants on or a jacket so she was cold but kept telling me she wasn't, (She likes to be just like her dad).

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kates new room!

I worked really hard yesterday getting Kates room ready for her. She really wanted a big girl room. So she told me what colors of dragon flies she wanted on the wall and we painted them. With the two kids it took me all day to paint and get the vinyl lettering on the wall. But I really think it turned out cute! She loves it!!!

New Bag!

Thanks to Hollie I got a pattern and some advise on how to make this bag. Then on Saturday I made the bag. I think it turned out really cute and I am proud of my first bag. My mom was a big help by watching my kids while I worked on it. I would not have gotten in done in one day without her help.

The Zoo

kate, Mama, and Kelsey
Tagg Sleeping.

We went to the zoo last Thursday!! It was so much fun. I have always loved the zoo and all the animals. This is the perfect time to go because it is getting cooler and the animals like to come out and play. Tagg slept for the first part of it but he really enjoyed seeing the animals once he was awake. He loved to watch kate as she pretended to be every animal. Tigers are her favorite and she is very good at impersonating one!! Papa and mama Leetham and aunt Kelsey went with us, we all had a good time. Thanks for taking us Papa! My camera ran out of batteries before we even hit the animals!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Smart Dogs!

I often wondered how in the world my dogs were getting out. Cami and Aaron our neighbors would come knock on our door to tell us that they were out again. I could not figure it out. I thought (though very unlikely) that someone was opening the gate for them and they were getting out that way. I never expected to see what I saw when I looked out the window. Tug was at the kennel door using his paws and nose to push the gate latch up. He would use his paws to push up the latch a little bit then use his nose to keep it into place while he used his paws again to push it up so they could get out!! I could not believe it.

Using his paws

Using his nose
This is what he would do when he saw me looking out the window at him. He would sit at the opposite side of the kennel and pretend he was being good.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

Great Grandma was very nice to me and gave me lots of peaches from her tree. They were so good but getting very ripe so I recruited my mom to help me make peaches and jams and salsa and anything else we could think of.

It was a really busy day but we started off by canning some peaches. My mom taught me how to do this so now I know, thanks mom!!

Then we mad jams. We made strawberry-peach, Blackberry-peach, Peach-strawberry-blackberry, and Strawberry-blackberry. It was sooooooo good!

Then I decided to try to make fresh salsa. I have never made it before so we got a couple of recipes and combined them to make a yummy salsa. I did not like the way it tasted at first and was very disappointed, but after a couple of hours when we got it out for dinner all the flavors mixed together and it was really good. thanks again mom for helping me.

Then what is best with nice yummy jam.......Hot fresh bread. I just had to make bread for the jam. You can't have good jam without some good bread.

Then we went out and picked some nectarines from my moms tree and my mom dried some nectarines. We did not get to taste those yet but I am sure they were good to.

Thanks mom for all your time, knowledge, and hard work to teach me how to do these things and helping me get them done.
Kate picking fruit from the tree
Our sink full of peaches
The jam mess!
The finished projects, Lots of jams, peaches, bread and salsa.

Two Baby Blessings

Trinity on her blessing day. We did not get pictures of Lexie but she was also blessed yesterday.
Tagg playing with the cousins
Tagg, Kate and Grandpa with the blocks

We had two baby blessing to go to yesterday. Trinity and Lexie were both blessed. Lexie belongs to my cousins Jason and Nicole and Trintiy belongs to Adam and Stacy. I always love getting together with family. They were both very nice blessings. Then after the blessings and get togethers we went up to Jakes grandparents house and visited them for awhile. Great Grandpa Stephens entertained the kids with blocks!! We also had a great garden fresh dinner. It was wonderful.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Babe!!

Happy birthday to my sweet husband!! He turns 27 today. He got to spend his birthday doing exactly what he loves ..........Hunting!! He is so wonderful and hard working and he deserves to do whatever he wants to do for his birthday. Love you so much hunny.