Monday, September 22, 2014


"Can we make caramel apples now?"
"Not yet... later today we will."

Dragons.  Movie, and dress up.

"Can we make caramel apples, now?"
"Not yet, Love.  Later today."


"I finished one, Maddie.  Do you like her?"

Her turn.

The heads are finished!

"Caramel apples now?"
Laughing, "No, not yet.  Around lunch time, okay?"

Outside to get some corn husks.

Corn husk doll.

"Oooh... I need to make that paper house that I made up last night.  Remember?"
"I do."

"What?" she calls from the other room.
"Ready to make caramel apples?"
"In just a minute... I'm making my house!"
"Oh, I forgot!  Okay... I'll get stuff ready..."


"Mom... how do I edit photos?"
"Uh...... What exactly are you thinking?  What would you like to do?"
"I want to have a blog.  With pictures.  Like you do."
Well.... s'pose when she gets her laptop back, we could delve into Photoshop's Elements.....



"Mom... will you jump with me?"

"Can I have another caramel apple?"

Time to go....

Eric wanted a bike ride, so we took him up the mountain.
"Silver Lake," I told the children, "we've been up there, before.  I really think you'll enjoy yourself."

....And it was good.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


First we had to pick up a little bit.

Then we got on with our day.


and Pinwheels for Peace.

 Tracks : snake, puppy, horse, bird, and butterfly on the bottom.  I love it so much.



Menu writing.

Harmons (local grocer).

Preserving leaves.

Tin lanterns.

Phone repair.


From scratch.

Icecream cones.

And pretend play.



The eating, this time.

"Can we go cuddle in bed, now?"

That's that, then. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014


There wasn't anything wrong, really.

After a morning of playing on computers,

(editing photos for the mama of the house)

making up games with a neighbor friend

seeing daddy off to work....

something was just....

not quite right.

It's a little hot.

Have a list of Things To Do...

things that aren't even my things, but delegated by the phone repair man that will show up in our yard, tomorrow (and the off-chance that he'll need access to inside).

This life belongs to us, not anyone else.

"Come to the woods with me?  Let's go look for woolly bear caterpillars."

And so.

"Maybe just fifteen minutes, okay?" said Madd.

"Eh... I guess..." said Trev.

I quickly grabbed the adventure pack (already packed from days gone by), and my camera.

"Thanks, guys.  I need this.  And I want my two best friends with me."

Soon I was happily wandering with my camera.

"Want to see my leaves?" she asked me.

"Mom... can I go walk up the trail?
"Hike up the bike trail?"  The pioneer trail.
"Okay.  Stay on the trail, though, okay?  So you don't get lost."
His first time out there, all alone.

He loved it.  ♥

While wandering close by,
"Want to check the adventure pack, Madd?  There might be some things in there that you'll like."

A couple hours later, or so...
we were quite, quite happy with ourselves,
and ready again for our
city life.

and popsicles
and home.

And all is well.