Sunday, September 23, 2012

Simply Sunday

Sunday is coming to a close again. It was a nice day today-the temps crept up and turned out to be a beautiful fall day. Ryder and I headed out to my parents house around 11am. We went for a walk down the road with my dad, the dog, and 3 of my brothers. We saw 3 snakes on our walk {one was dead} out sunning themselves. When we got back it was time for lunch and some FOOTBALL! There were lots of good games today, and it's always more fun to watch with more people. Quay got up and came out at about 12:30pm, so we got to spend the afternoon with him as well. 

We came home this evening to get Ryder ready for school again tomorrow. He practiced piano {he started lessons last week}, and read some books.  He got a few new books through the book order at school. One was titled, "There was an old lady that swallowed some books". As I was reading it I couldn't help but 'sing' it. Ryder was having a cow because "that's not a song mom!" Well....when I was done reading that to him I proceeded to sing the real song, "there was an old lady who swallowed a fly". He listened to me sing the whole song with delight on his face and a smile on his lips.  When I was done he says to me, "sing it again!" So I did. And he sang along.  He claims to have never heard that song, I just think it's been that long. 
I love that I can still make him look at me like I am a superhero for teaching him a new funny song. I've still got it! He is growing up so fast, I just want him to stay little so I can remain "supermom".

Thursday, September 20, 2012

School pictures

I am never overly impressed with school pictures. I normally have a family member {my SIL and my brother have nice DSLR cameras} take Ryder's pics. But this year, I have my own camera, so I am thinking of heading out to our land {it's almost ours--getting closer anyway} and snapping away at Ryder. 

But, since the school does them and I want my child in the school yearbook, we get them taken and I order the smallest package so that we get a class photo as well. Yesterday was picture day in the elementary school, so before he got on the bus we did a few practice shots at home.  I hope he picked the  smile he has in the large photo here!! Ha!
He is very photogenic {I am not bias at all!} His dad is as well, I don't feel that I am.  He has a nice smile, even with missing teeth.

Monday, September 17, 2012


I have done a few craft things as of late. My sister-in-law {who is expecting a baby within the next few weeks} had this mirror that she wanted in the baby's room. So I came up with an idea and she let me run with it.

Here is the mirror before. It once had a shelf on it where the light colored narrow piece of wood is now. My SIL suggested just cutting that bottom half off but I had bigger ideas!! I had my hubby add this piece and he sanded it all down nice and smooth.

Here is the AFTER!  Her nursery is grey with teal accents. So I primed and painted this, and cut out the vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo for the saying. It turned out so cute!

The next project I did was a fun gift for the new parents. She had two showers {of course I was invited to both}, so for one she got a baby gift, for the other a parent gift. I found the idea on pinterest and ran with it. It was so fun to find all the stuff for it, and I made the little sign in Publisher and tied it on with ribbon.

The "sanitize before snuggles" was also a pinterest idea. I just bought a hand sanitizer, peeled off the label {and used a ton of goo-gone to get the sticky off!}, then cut out the words with my Cameo.

Here are the goodies that this Birth Day Comfort Kit includes: The bag is from Mary Kay that I have had for awhile, it's normally pink on the outside, so I turned it inside out. It came with the neck pillow {perfect for this project!}. On the inside~magazine, cute socks for mom in the hospital, hand sanitizer, chap stick, mouthwash, soft tissues, wet ones, lotion, tic tacs, small notebook and pen, water with small flavor pack, bobby pins and hair rubber band, m&m's, skinny cow candy bars.

You could put any kind of snacks in there. I just chose something I knew they would like.  I hope they enjoy it on the big day! I know I would!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Simply Sunday

So it's once again Sunday, one of my favorite days of the week. It's a relaxing day. Day for family. I sit here typing in a quiet house. My hubby is at work, the boy is at the lake with his grandparents. There is a slight breeze outside and a sprinkle or two of rain. What a beautiful day!! A day of reflection, a day of hope for the future.

A couple weeks ago we took the hunting dog out for a little exercise (we got some as well!). He was tired out by the end of our jaunt, and the heat was setting in for the day, so we stopped in the stubble field and Ryder got his first taste at shooting a gun. Quay gave him a quick lesson on gun safety and how to aim. We set up a beer can about 20 yards out and the little stinker hit it his first shot!! I even got in on the action a little bit.

Looking down the road toward my parents farm.

We have had frost several nights now, so last week we picked all of our garden produce. I canned some tomatoes a few days ago for stews and cooking later. Much more needs to be done yet though.

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