Monday, October 20, 2008

Stoney Ridge Farm

The kids had no school on Friday so we took them to Stoney Ridge Farm to pick out pumpkins, go through the corn maze, ride the tractor and eat yummy pie! It was so fun. The weather was great, nice and sunny but it was a tad windy so down at the patch if you were in the wind just right it was chilly! Carter thought the pumpkins were pretty cool but his favorite thing was the tractor. He freaked out when we got off and it drove away. The girls loved everything of course, especially the pie! Malaya picked out a 40 lb pumpkin and dad hauled it all the way up to the farm only to find out it was going to cost us about $20. So we had to leave it behind, we did come away with a pumpkin for each of us and a fun filled day!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ready for Fall!

I love fall. I love decorations, candles, pumpkins, scarecrows, apple cider, pie, pot roast, fall leaves and foggy nights. I love it all. time to get out the Halloween decorations and put them up. All our corn has been harvested so I have all the stalks I need from my own backyard this year. We are looking forward to taking Carter on his first trick-or-treating trip around the neighborhood this year. He is going to be a horse, Gramma got him a horsey outfit several months ago and it's sooooooo cute on him! Natalya picked out a princess dress (imagine that!) but this year she doesn't want to go trick-or-treating, she wants to see all the kids dressed up and hand out the candy. She told me the other day that she will just steal some of Carter's candy since he can't eat it. And she doeesn't want that much anyways because it's not good for her teeth. How's that for levelheaded??? Just like her mama! Malaya is going to be a Lynden Lions Cheerleader this year. It should be a lot of fun. Hopefully Gramma and Papa will be over to help hand out candy and scare the little ones. It's a family tradition around here!

I think we will make a trip to Stoney Ridge Farm this friday since there is no school and get some pumpkins and some fresh cider. Hoping to get some great pictures so I will post again friday afternoon after our trip. Happy Fall Everyone!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

"Brownie" the bunny

So we got a bunny. Yep. The girls have been bugging me for a year to get a pet. First it was a dog, then a cat but we just don't have the time to pay real attention to those animals that need a lot of human contact and attention. So as we are walking thru the barns at the fair a great thought came to my mind.....a bunny! They are low maintenance and cute. They totally went for it. Browine is a part of our family now. She's almost like a dog, she stays near the house and comes when you call her.....what more could you ask for right? So the other day the neighbors cat came over and had her eye on Brownie. We thought....uh oh, there goes the bunny. But much to our surprise Browine stood up to that cat! She even had her running away and up a tree! We got out the camera just in time. Pretty comical.

Soccer Days

Malaya is playing soccer again this year. She loves it and is a really good player. Although sometimes we have to remind her that she needs to pay attention and stop socializing with her friends on the other team during the game! Ha I can talk right? Ah to be in 3rd grade again. We are very proud of her and are trying to teach her that it's about learning the game and teamwork and not about who wins or loses. She has a pretty firm grip on the game and has great sportsmanship! She plays 9am Saturdays at Bender Field if anyone would like to come watch.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Carter's 1st Birthday

We celebrated Carter's 1st Birthday on his actual Birthday,Sept.28, at the Lynden City Park. It was wonderful and the weather was fantastic! We had almost all our family and friends there to join in the fun. Carter loved his cake! And his presents. Thank you to everyone who came and for the gifts. He plays will all of his toys everyday. We appreciate all the love you give to all our kids.

Our Life

Well TJ has started his own business with a partner and I have to say for right now things are going great. Business is good and work is steady. I am very thankful for that. What really sucks is that he is gone all the time. He was in Fort Collins, Colorado for 3 months and this week he is in Maui.........yes Maui. Everytime he calls I ask him to tell me it's terrible and raining but I know that is isn't and it's not!!! He will be home this weekend and then it's back to a new job. I hate being alone. It's very lonely and really stressful sometimes but I do what I have to do. I am a good wife and promised to support him in anything he does so I love you honey and I miss you!

I am back to work 4 days a week and it's crazy. I don't know how some of you do it 5 days a week. I find myself exhausted at the end of the day. My housework and laundry is way behind. All 3 kids want my attention and it's hard to juggle housework, homework, attention, playing and keeping up with Carter and getting to and from activities in a 3 hour time period after we get home and before bedtime. I miss staying home and having a clean house and being in a state of mind at the end of the day to really focus all my attention on the kids. But in the current economic situation we are in, I just don't see myself not working right now. I mean don't get me wrong I love my job and the people I work with. I really do. I just feel stretched so far right now and am struggling to find a happy medium that everyone can be happy with. Hoping I will soon! So come on over and have a drink or a cup of coffee, these days I am up for either!

I Finally Did It!

For months friends and family have been bugging me to start up one of these blogs and I have decided it's finally time to do it. I mean who am I kidding? Life is not going to slow down for me anytime soon so now is as good a time as ever. The kids are growing and changing so fast and I have come to a conclusion that this would be a great way to document my daily chaos and pictures. So someday I can look back and remember what life with 3 small children was REALLY like! I will try and update as often as I can!