Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fall Farm Fotos

We made our 2nd annual trip to Mother Nature Farm this year; this time in daylight...waaay more fun. Maddie was in fine form; easily provoked into hearty laughter with each new task. She loved feeding animals, loved the hay maze, loved the playhouse, loved decorating her pumpkin and EVEN loved taking pictures. My favorite part: the 5 day old piglets. I could never raise a piglet to later slaughter or sale for slaughter. They are ADORABLE! I think the whole family had a great time watching the excitement of Maddie. Happy Fall!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Maddie is so lucky to leave close to all her cousins (all three of them). She especially loves playing with Nikolas, who she strives very hard to be like. Maddie can tumble with the best of them, and loves to wrestle and roll with her cousin. Poor Raheem sometimes has to endure her fits of excitement; he's a good sport and even attempts to play back, but is usually a little rough with his nipping when he's excited. Maddie is such a good blend of girlie girl and tomboy. She loves her princess gear and fancy shoes, but she also loves Batman and rough housing. I hope she keeps a good balance throughout life; there's much to be enjoyed on both sides.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Girls Night Out

This past weekend 7 friends and I packed into a Honda Pilot and drove 1 and a half hours to escape reality for about 20 hours. We enjoyed eating out, eating in, playing games, chatting and laughing the night away. We woke far too early for mother's trying to escape reality. I was the last riser at an awful 7:30 am. But that just meant we got to enjoy the cool morning and beautiful view for that much longer. I love great friends and enjoyed my time away from mothering duties, even for a short time. I'm sure any longer and I would have wished to be home sooner to my family.

Happy birthday Bekah! Farewell Jill! It was a great night!