Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
They made foot prints today with paint that we will turn into ghosts next week. I did not get a pic while Avery's feet were painted since I was holding her, but here she is watching her friend get his feet painted. She cringed a little when the cold feet touched her feet, but handled the activity really well.
Leaving the library she always wants to climb on the bench outside. It is cold here today and very windy. Isn't she cute in her little jacket?
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Yes, the windmills really are used to pump water into these troughs for the cattle and horses to drink out of. The water is stored underground and is crystal clear. Casey made me taste it to prove it was clean and sure enough, it tasted fine. We passed about 6 windmills yesterday while Casey was putting out mineral.
The blocks of mineral weigh 50 pounds each. The cows lick the nutrients off of the blocks until they are gone. Sounds strange, doesn't it?
This is our new house. Obviously it is not finished, but we have been told that we might hopefully move in 2 weeks from now. We are excited as our time in the duplex has become more and more cramped. I will take more pics of the house when we get moved in for everyone to see.
We would love to have visitors if anyone wants to see the ranch or ride a horse! We are loving living here and so blessed to experience God's beautiful creation on a daily basis.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Since my camera is not working, my mom left hers for me to use until I get a new one. I don't think she wanted to go weeks without getting pics of Avery! I uploaded some cute pics from her camera to my computer that she had taken over the past few months and wanted to share them.
My dad and brother at his fire station.
My Aunt Karla at Pioneer Drive.
Uncle Lance again.
Monday, October 13, 2008
As you can see, Avery is wearing "cowboy boots" in this picture. She brings them to me periodically and says "boot" then holds up her foot. She loves them. I bought them at Dittos for Kiddos and they are 2 sizes too big, but she can keep them on and wears them everywhere. When she is finished with them she comes to me and says "mama boot out (off)" We are still working on that "f" sound :) Then she places them by the front door next to her Daddy's boots. So cute. Below is a closer picture of her boots and then one of her the other day in her boots and PJ's.
Ok, so since it is cold outside I thought it would be fun if I made playdough and we played with it. Avery has not ever been introduced to playdough. I had a few edible playdough recipes from a Focus on the Family magazine. The one I wanted to make on the stovetop called for cream of tarter which I did not have in the cabinet so I opted for the "Flavored" recipe that follows:
Pour 1 cup water & 2 tablespoons veg oil into bowl. Microwave on high 2 min. Add 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar and package of flavored drink powder to the mixture. Stir until well combined. Knead until desired consistency is reached.
Sounds easy right? Haha. Needless to say it didn't work out quite so well for me. I'm sure it was my fault, but how hard could it really be? After I combined the ingredients and stirred it up, the mixture was still a liquid consistency... so I added more flour... then more flour thinking that it would thicken up. Well it did thicken a little. So on the the kneading. Ummm, how are you supposed to knead a sticky mess? It was all over my hands. So I tried to knead it with the spatula. Still no success. I even let it sit there thinking it would thicken by itself. This was my final result. So if anyone has a suggestion, feel free to let me know. Otherwise I will go buy some cream of tarter and try the other recipe.
Oh, and if you're wondering why the bowl is on the table outside, it is because my camera is broken and does not work inside (must be the flash). So to continue with the blogging I have to take all my pics outside until I get a new camera.