Friday, August 26, 2016

September (2015)

Again, in an effort to catch up, I'm restraining my overly type-happy fingers from story-telling....short captions only!

This is one of our favorite little nooks in our woods wherethe stream bends.

Does anybody know what this is?? It's like a raspberry flower or strange.

Hannah made her first pot holder! I made so many of these as a kid...

Chip made me try the dirt bike first, and when I managed to not kill myself, he bucked up and gave it a go.

Hannah started growing shark teeth last year! Her new teeth tend to grow in quite a while before her old ones fall out. This was the very first one, and then the pic below shows her with smile with her first lost tooth.

My finished office!! I think the destruction pics were in the July 2015 post...

I forget the name of this festival--maybe some sort of fall day at the Baltimore County Ag center--it was pretty fun though. I think Hannah might be too big for the ponies...

The highlight was definitely the rides in these giant tractors.

Eric decided that a good way to get rid of all the wood he tore out of what is now my office was with a bonfire...a giant bonfire...I was worried that the tress were going to go up in flames, but fortunately, they did not.

This shirt belonged to my aunt when she was younger, and I rocked it in my twenties quite a bit (though I really shouldn't have--I'm not slender enough for the size), and now it's one of Hannah's favorites.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August (2015)

As we ramp up for Hannah's birthday, I'm plagued by the realization that if I don't post the pics from last August post haste, I will officially be a full year behind with the blog, and that's just too intimidating. I don't know if I can every return from that...Ever since we moved I've been saying that I'm just going to do photo dumps with no text, but I end up not being able to resist narrating the pictures. Today I am going to try really, really, really hard to just dump and not narrate...wish me luck.

Birthday waffles for Hannah on her 6th birthday!
Birthday carrot cake!

Random visit from Mason while the big kids were at school.

Spined micrathena--my favorite spider and abundant in our woods in July and August.

Our week in Michigan.

We visited an alligator sanctuary while there that is run by a guy who Eric was very close friends with growing up. Very awesome place!!

As usual, we swung by my Aunt Sharon's and Uncle Tom's house on our way home.

Dang. That was a chubby summer for me. Blaming it on the broken foot that forced me into a contraption from April through July.

We let Hannah invite some friends over to celebrate her birthday with her for the first time last year. I always promised her that we'd do it when we had a yard, and she held me to that promise!

Decorated visors at the Walter's Art Museum.

Good times at the state fair!

Jacob's first time milking a cow with veteran big sis to show him the ropes.

Hannah's first sleepover with a friend!