Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall-ing in Love!

Fall where we live is probably the most glorious season! Here is some early proof:

My first attempt at Apple Dumplings.**

All prettied up with vanilla ice cream--yumm!

An evening stroll around our land.

The cutest little bundle of all!!!

Ben and I were bringing up the rear, holding hands while the grandparents did the real work this loop around. ;)

**Added September 29: For all of those curious about the dumplings, I just linked to the recipe I used above. I cheated and used Pillsbury pie crusts from the refrigerated section of the grocery store, and in the comments on allrecipes, I followed this one for the sauce, because it sounded better to me--

I've made these a couple of times w/ a ready-made crust & homemade. A little involved to make but both looked impressive and were DELICIOUS. Sauce could be improved, instead, use the following caramel sauce from another recipe on this site: 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 tablespoons light corn syrup Heat brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter until melted. **Remove from heat** stir in corn syrup. (Add crushed pecans w/ sauce for a beautiful presentation!) Great Recipe!

--though I never tried the original sauce. It is very caramelly, and Ben thought a little too decadent, but then again, I really loved it with that vanilla ice cream!

Friendly Football and Dress-up

A week ago last Sunday, we went to friend's to watch the Vikings game and eat yummy's what the kids did:

Hunting season, anyone? And yes, it IS fake!

Growing up fast *tear*

Here's Nehemiah enjoying his new big boy bed and quilt courtesy Grammy. She calls it Nehemiah's crayon box. :)

So BIG, and proud!

But not too big to be goofy...

or to jump on the bed! I see 2 little monkeys jumping on the bed! Love ya' munchkin! :D

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


trying some new bloggy stuff...bear with me! :)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My baby girl is growing, growing, growing!

I can hardly believe Adelynne is 6 months old--wowzers! She is growing like a beautiful little weed! She is in the 97th percentile for height and the 90th for weight, and she is still nearly 2 pounds under where Nehemiah was at this age. She is such a mover and shaker! I have a feeling between the two of them, they will always keep me on their toes! What a blessing children are!

Moments in time

"Yumm...watermelon," Adelynne exclaims.

"Look at my apple!"

"Mama has almost finished my super hero cape!"

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Snapshots of Vacation

At the park with our new friend Jack, son of our old friends, from camp, Steve and Amy.

One of the resident fawns. Nehemiah loved this little guy!

Nehemiah pulling Papa into the Playplace that parents are allowed in too.

See the rules? My Dad was being antinomian, as it does not specify grandparents!

Proof! What a Grandpa!

On the playground at the camp where we stayed.

Walking in the State Park together.

The cool wooden playground before church.

Making s'mores with Meji (Grandma)

A proud tradition of smooches!

Man on a mission!

Sliding with Mommy.

Hiking on the hill at camp.

Blowing bubbles on the boardwalk outside our hacienda!

Being cute and showing off the muscles all at once! You go girl!

Hunter-Tate's birthday party!!!

We have some close friends with kids named Hunter, Tate, and Callie. Only Nehemiah refers to the boys as Hunter-Tate. They don't seem to have separate names, and they are both named the same thing! So here are pictures of good ole' Hunter-Tate's (actually, just Tate's) 3rd birthday party earlier on in August!

The awesome Dino-cake! I didn't catch it until after the marshmallow eyes were gone...darn!

Callie and Tate chowin'

Happy birthday Goofy Guy!

The cake eatin' crew!

My muncher <3