Sunday, January 3, 2010


This icicle goes clear to the ground, it was pretty cool. Our average temp. has been about 20 degrees although one day on the way to work it was -28 degrees.

So I am playing amature photagrapher and thought this lead just looked cool, it had sunk into the snow and inch or so.

I took this during a snow storm but they were small flakes and the camera did not pick them up.

This Christmas we were able to get everyone together for a group photo.We always seem to be missing at least one person. Alan got me a sweet camera for Christmas, my old one was stolen from my cart at walmart. He also got me a tripod so I have been playing with it.

Amy really wanted a picture with all of her big brothers...not so big anymore.

I had a request to make some superhero capes for a couple of the boys, I decided they all needed one. This is a back view, with their initials on them.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Summer fun with grandsons.

After months of making them wait we were finally able to get two of our grandsons for a visit. I was very pleased that Jake is totally potty trained(phew). We went to the park a couple of times, slept out in the backyard one night and went to the fish hatchery not once but twice, it was so much fun we had to go again with Papa. We were lucky enough to be able to take Aunt Jean with us also, she was visiting from Kentucky and quickly became a fast favorite of the boys.
We went to the Alpaca farm and got to see the new babies, they are so cute.
Jake said at least a million times, "grandma know what"? "no Jake, what"? "I love you". Talk about cute. Poor Ammon was great during the day but missed his momma terribly at night, he even asked if he could sleep with the 8 x 10 picture of her on the wall. If I asked him if he was crying he would say "no my eyes are leaking".
Papa and I decided to try and make the trampoline a litte more child friendly and shortened the legs, the boys absolutly loved it, Poor Amy! We are in the process of trying to make it work somewhere in between.

Another fishy shower. Grandma and Jacob

Ammon getting a fish shower Everyones favorite Aunt Jean

Everyone wanted to ride the teeter totter "Giddy up"

Baby Alpaca at the Alpaca farm Jake and Ammon jumping

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Well, I don't have any photos this time, Amy and I got back from almost 2 weeks in California with my parents. It was alot of fun. We saw a lot of movies, and hung out. We also spent time with my brothers Matt and Walt and with Walts family. I really enjoyed our time but it is really nice to get home.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Our fourth grandson, derek was born March 1st, 2009.
Kay trying to sneak up backwards on an Alpaca.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Alpaca Farm

Today we went to an Alpaca Farm for a fieldtrip, it was really neat. They are very calm, docile animals and the kids just kind of wandered through the herd. I will attach some pictures later. There are 650 alpacas on the farm and raise them for their wool, they are amazingly soft, I was really surprised. It was one of the best fieldtrips I have ever been on.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My Classroom

So many of you have heard about my Montessori training and the fact that I have been a Montessori intern. Well the good news is I have passed my test wtih flying colors and I am awaiting my certificate. I decided I would post some pictures of my classroom. I hope you enjoy it, I am proud of it.

Miraculous, a hand fed baby, she is really sweet.

If we move real slow they won't see us coming, next year no red shirts.

The kids among the Momma Alpacas.

The kids among the Momma Alpacas.

Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month
This month: Wassily Kandinsky

Science area

Science area
Sunflowers and other flowers, botany is big in our science area

Science ARea

Science ARea
Our bean plant ready for the beans to be picked

Practical Life

Practical Life
The foundation in Montessori



Language area

Language area