Tuesday, August 23, 2016


This little car

was the best deal I've ever gotten!

Our neighbor sat this car,

half assembled,

and the box for it

out by his trash.

I drove past it all day,

and finally got brave enough to ask

why it was in the trash.

The man had assembled it wrong, and

was unable to fix it,

so he was tossing it!

I asked if I could take it.

I figured I could always put it in

my trash can if I couldn't fix it.

I know the manufacture would sell me replacement parts,


We dragged it home and found the problem.

I had to pry a piece off, but was able

to put the rest together,

with ZERO problems.

I was feeling pretty lucky that I'd only need

to buy one tiny piece to make it complete,

and then I found the that they'd

included a spare!

I had a brand new Little Tykes car!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

All About the Buisness!

Hubs had a meeting out of town

for work this week,

so he smuggled us along!

Not only did we get to swim in a great pool,

but we got to visit some old friends!

Hurray for business trips!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Friends and Fun

This is my view

all day

every day.
 Playing inside,

playing outside,
 making friends!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Garden Romp

Some new friends invited us

to join them on a tour of a local garden.

I will admit I was less than enthusiastic

until the mentioned the Lego exhibit!

 And we managed to find

some more fun along the way!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Hide and Seek

His hide and seek skills

are getting better,


Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Babycakes has taken up a new sport.
 Every day he lines up the ottoman,

climbs on top

LEAPS to the couch

scrambles over the back
and races around to start again,

all the while yelling


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summer Nights

And this:
 I still find it wonderful
 that my big kids
will still play with chalk

in the driveway!

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Our new house came

with  a wonderful gift.

The gift of neighbor kids!

Not only are there so, so many kids,

but kids Babycake's age

and kids FULL of adventure!
 Every afternoon is a block party

or bikes, scooters,

sprinklers and Popsicles.
 And as a bonus,

one family is also an adoptive family

with black kids,

so Babycakes fits right in!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Creek Splashing

Our new homeschool group

hosts a LOT of outings

in the summer!
 Heading to the creek
 was a favorite
 and we most certainly will be spending
lots of time here!