Friday, November 23, 2007

A Walk in the Woods

The other day we took a nice walk in the woods. Jetty was on a mission to collect items to make a fairy house and pine cones to make turkeys for Thanksgiving. It is a nice slow walk when you have a 22 month old and a 4 year old on a mission to pick up anything that looks like a pine cone, acorn, hickory nut, or moss. It is a good reminder to be more observant and enjoy nature. Daddy rides his bike on these trails and we even passed some of his fellow cyclists that were out for a run.

The fairy house turned out fabulous and is now located in our back yard. All 11 sweet little pine cone turkeys have found new homes with family members.
I probably won't be able to post for a week because I am getting ready for my annual Studio Open House. I will have lots of handmade goods for sale and the wine is chilling.


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Doug worked :( and the girls and I spent the day enjoying wonderful food and a great time with family. The weather was actually warm enough for Jetty to take a dip in the pool with her fun cousins.

We are so ready for cool weather by the time fall rolls around. The backyard is calling for us to hang out , enjoy dinner outside, and hang out by the fireplace. We love the cooler weather.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Fair

We took the girls to the county fair for the first time. I really wasn't expecting to stay long but it turned out to be a big hit. Jetty LOVED the fair. I never would have guessed it. My little girl who doesn't like loud noises and lots of stimulation couldn't get enough. We ended up being there for 4 hours. I really wasn't prepared for that and I didn't even bring the stroller. Doug rode most of the rides with Jetty and poor Ella wasn't big enough for even the kiddie rides. There is a photo of her standing at the gate looking into the ride. She got to the point she tried to pry the gates apart to get in... she didn't get upset she was just very determined. She did enjoy running around and having me chase her since I nixed the stroller. Next time I will bring the stroller:) The last photo is the rush she received from the sugar in the funnel cake. Ahhhh funnel cakes and fairs.

Sea World

This post is about 2 weeks late.. We were lucky enough to meet up with Lisa and Maisie a couple of weeks ago at Sea World. Lisa and Eammon were in our travel group when we went to China to get Ella. Maisie and Ella lived together at the same SWI in China. Maisie is doing so wonderful and it was so great to see them both. Lisa never saw much of Ella in China because she spent the whole time bundled up in my sling. She liked it so much that she decided to stay in there for about 4 months:) I can't believe it has been almost a year since our beautiful daughters were placed in our arms.

We also met Lisa's blogging friend . It was so great meeting Rebecca and even cooler was that her beautiful daughter was from the same SWI as Jetty. Their second daughter is still in China and I can't wait to see her home with her family.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Lucky Mama, Lucky Daughters

Jetty and Ella's Daddy finished the rock wall for his girls last week. He did a great job and Jetty is in heaven. He already plans on making it taller which will thrill Jetty. The taller the better. I was also pampered here last weekend. It was a wonderful girls day and very relaxing. We are truly some lucky girls to have such a wonderful man in our life. Thanks Sweetie.
We also had the privilege of meeting friends at Sea World on Tuesday. Old friends and new. I will post more about it as soon as I load the photos.