Sunday, July 31, 2011

Nolt Trip Part 1

On our way to Indiana, we stopped for the nite in Kentucky at a hotel.  We thought it would be fun to take the kids swimming after a long day in the van.  They did awesome in the van, by the way!  But lo and behold the pool was closed!  Did I mention that it was really HOT there too?  So I called up the hotel next door and they let us come swim in their pool!  I was pretty impressed by the Kentucky hospitality!  Then back in the hotel room, the kids found ways to entertain themselves while we took showers...


They played in the curtains...

          ...they played games on the computer...
                                                                        ...and they made faces in the mirror...


I always forget what it's like sleeping in the same room as my kids....let's just say we didn't sleep very well!  Thankfully, that was the only nite we has to do that...


The next day, we were planning on visiting a small state park that has a pioneer village, but it started raining, so we only got to see the mill and all the millstones before we had to leave....






The weather got nicer as we kept driving north...We stopped at a cute restaurant on a river for lunch.  We had to drive through quite a bit of the countryside to find it...but it was fun.

At this same exit was the site of a civil war fort that we did not take the time to find...it was way up the hill.



But we did stop at a replica of it to take some pictures...
Daniel Boone was said to have built the original fort...


After this we traveled the rest of the way to Ft Wayne where we visited Brendan's brother's family...And that will be PART 2...
NOTE: During this leg of the journey I realized that I had left the battery to my good camera at home!!!  So my sweet mother-in-law mailed it to one of our future destinations...This is why my pictures at this point leave much to be desired!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

More Fun With Iron-On Paper

Lately I have been getting all kinds of inspiration from other blogs, such as The Cottage and Bailey and Me
I thought I'd like to try to make some interesting pillows...so this is what happened!  I took iron-on paper from Walmart.  Printed my musical designs on them, and the ironed them onto squares that I cut out of an old tablecloth.  Gotta love being thrifty, or green, or what ever you wanna call it.  I sewed the squares into pillow covers and ...tada!  The black and off-white ruffly one was made awhile ago with grossgrain ribbon and off-white muslin that I had lying around.  I also made the blue pillow awhile ago too...such fun...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Photos and Festivities of the Fourth

 Love the Colors of Summer!
 Off to watch fireworks
 Trying to stay cool...
 Can't miss the Millers!
 Tired already?
 Bristol is SO cute!
 Met up with our friend Sam who is also five and is missing the same tooth as our Sam!  Love it...
 Gotta love the scenery...





Monday, July 4, 2011

Another Lost Tooth... A Sign of Growing up...

 What happened to my babies?
They Grow up so FAST!
  My smallest son lost his first tooth!  He came to me in my bed at 4:00AM and told me he pulled his tooth out!  He was excited, but scared at the same time...I would be too!  I'm just glad it wasn't bleeding all over the place...I think he's a little young to lose his teeth (he's only 5 and a half)...but alas, he's officially growing up and it is kinda sad because Sam is my "baby"...Even though he's not my youngest, he was my last son, and the third born...he's always seemed like my baby...maybe because Joanna has always been so independent...ANYWAY...it's bittersweet for this momma...
 Ben lost his first tooth at 6 and soon after that he lost his next one...
JJ lost his first tooth at 6.5...