Saturday, October 20, 2007

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip!






On Friday we went on a home school field trip with a bunch of fellow home schoolers. We went to the local pumpkin patch. We were expecting a nice breezy, cool fall day but instead got 84 degree weather! Hot and humid!! Ugg.. oh well we are used to it around here.







First we went on a hayride, then back to the common area to pet the animals.










Goats always make me nervous, they have the wierdest eyes!






My daughter tried to catch a chicken, but they were a little to fast for her. After scrubbing our hands with anti-bacterial gel to back sure we didn't succumb to any nasty e-coli we headed off to the pumpkin patch.
There we met up with Willow, she was so cute my daughter wanted to take her home and keep her in the back yard. For some reason Blogger is being a butt and won't let me upload the image of Sass and the horse, as a matter of fact it won't let me upload any pics now.. Hmm.. oh well. I will load more later, an entry with just pictures!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wordless Wednesday


WFMW!!!!


I am so excited to participate in WFMW! This is my first time. Okay! This works for me.. My hubby and I used this when we had babies, now that we are foster parents we continue to do this. You know how babies make a huge mess when eating right? Well, I bought one of the foaming soap dispensers and add baby bath to it. So, when the baby is done eating I just squirt a little of the soap right on their high chair and let them play in it while I get a little baby washcloth, wet it, and wipe them and the high chair up. It works incredibly well and you don't have to worry about getting soap in their little eyes, but yet they get very clean!

Balloon release!

The kids thought it would be fun to get some helium balloons together, attach a note and realease them. I put my email address in the note, I can't wait to see if someone finds them!
Release time!!!
There they go!
Todays weather was so awesome. Its still in the high 70's. Has anyone ever let balloons go with a note or something similar?

Monday, October 15, 2007

Field Trip


My hubby and Brandon had the opportunity to go on the USS George Washington with a neighbor for Friend and Family day. They had an awesome time! Some facts about the USS George Washington.
*It is a nuclear powered supercarrier
*It is 1,092 feet long and as tall as a 24 story building
*it can accommodate approximately 80 aircraft and has a flight deck 4.5 acres in size, using four elevators that are 3,880 ft each to move planes between the flight deck and the hangar bay.
*I obtained all this info at ask.com, check it for out for more cool fact.

Now for some pics and a video.


On the deck




Lots of stairs!



A table set for our MIA and POW

Isn't that incredible! They had a front row seat. My hubby said they also demonstrated breaking the speed of sound a couple of times. He said he chest just thumped with the incredible roar. Awesome!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Oh no!!! And.. Cookies!!!


I just had this nice, huge post of my dd and I making cookies.. And I lost it! 1/2 hours work down the drain!! Anyway.. I am going to make it short this time. I found a recipe for Oatmeal Crispies over at The Pioneer Woman Cooks and we made them, they were delicious! Everything Ree makes is delicious. Make sure you head over and check her out! She lives on a real ranch! How cool is that! Here are a few pics:

DD getting all the ingredients together!


Measuring the brown sugar!
Pecans! YUM!

The obligatory lick!


The only way to bake cookies.. on a Pampered Chef Stone!


The finished product! YUM!!