Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Photography from a child's Perspective

There is something about camera's that fascinate children.  Come to think about it, any electronic or other tool that we use on a regular basis seems to be an instant magnet for my children.  Lately I've been allowing William & Miriam to take a picture or two when I have my camera out an the pictures they take are fascinating.  Here are a few for your enjoyment:

Picture of Luke taken by Miriam

Close-up by Miriam

The Wood Stove by William

The couch by William

Taken by Miriam

Cars by Miriam

Dinosaur by Miriam

Race Car by Miriam

William's' Care Bear by Miriam

By Miriam
by Miriam

"I cut off your head Mom" by William

Gotta love the kids' view of the world!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day, Phil!

Happy Father's Day to a wonderful Father and Husband.  I couldn't have asked for a better Father for our children!
Thanks for all the fun days you've planned for us!
Thanks for playing with me Dad!

You light up our lives Dad!
Thanks for helping us build things.

Thanks for helping us grow in faith!
Thanks for letting us help with projects.

Thanks for holding me Dad!

We Love you Dad...HAPPY FATHER'S DAY...Love, William, Miriam & Luke

A New Playhouse

Phil took a week of his vacation time this year for a stay-cation.  The past few months have been so busy! It was a blessing and quite refreshing for our family to be home and not feel the pressure of deadlines or having to be somewhere.  It was also nice to have time to work on projects around the house like our new kitchen and bathroom floors.  Phil took advanage of this time to build a playhouse for the kids with their help.  It was William's idea and request to build a playhouse.

Step 1: Lay the foundation and the posts for the walls.

Step 2: Put up the walls

Step 3: Now for some windows.

Step 4: Add the roof...

Step 5: Painting Fun

A look at the inside

And Ta Da the finished house!

We'll be painting and making it homey over the summer so check back for updates.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Let's go fly a kite!

On a windy day in May, William asked Dad if he could fly his kite. 

And so they attempted to fly it.  Miriam decided to make her own pink kite (with Mom's help of course.)

Though neither kite went very high - it sure was fun to try and the kids loved it.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The gardens are planted! Spring has finally sprung, just in time for Summer.

Our gardens are planted! Come see the Vegetable garden:

We planted zucchini, carrots, potatoes, onions, green beans, sweet peas, and broccoli.

 JMJ flower garden:
 Strawberry patch:
the strawberries are finally established, we're hoping for a good crop this year!

Here's a worm we found in the strawberry patch-I've never seenone so big!

Pumpkin Patch

and Apple Orchard.
We are so excited that Spring is finally here!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Luke is 1 year old today!

Hard to believe it's been a year since our Luke was born.  It's hard to believe he was so tiny!

Happy 1st Birthday Luke!