Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Birthday fun

I realized I'm not taking the camera out very much lately ~ so here is a little bit of our Miss Ruth's 12th birthday celebration.

 The girls have found a neat little website/videos where a Mom teaches a bunch of cool and easy hair do's.  Thus, the Aunt Jemima head covering.
 Nothing like some sugar junk cereal for breakfast.  Guess it off sets the gluten free lemon poppy seed muffins.

 I think Mei is doing some tricky boxing maneuvers on the Wii.
 Then she was off to Nana & Papa's for the week.  Very blessed little girl....
...she left us here to shovel the snow...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cocoon Curls make your hair curly

How to make your hair curly without a curling iron?

Girls did this little trick called Cocoon Curls in Ruth's hair and this is the result

They were only in for a few hours, so you could do them longer.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

March Snow Days

Public schools were shut down for 2 days as we all got snowed in... oh so fun!  I told the girls to take a day off as well and we did home ec instead.  We're trying to make some things to sell at the local Farmer's Market this summer.  Girls have a sponsor child they were paying for with their chicken egg money, now they need another income source...Then the shoveling began, and the fun ensued!

 This cedar by the house has branches falling down because the snow is so heavy.
 Can you see Cocoa waiting patiently for the girls to dig more paths for him?
 I went to coffee group and this is what my girls did with the neighbor's help
 Mei was a little unsure and finally said "Push Me!"
 Then she was hooked!
There goes Ruth!

 Look how deep the snow is where we didn't even shovel!

The afternoon was spent with camera in hand, watching these cousins play and dig and fly like birds.  We ended it all with hot chocolate and marshmallows.  A fun treat for all.  Poor Daddy was still on the road home, so we may have to repeat some of the fun again.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Skating Fun

Our local community has an arena and there is a free public skate Sunday afternoons.  We headed on over and tried on some skates... by the 2nd time out the girls were greatly improved!

Now if I could just learn the fine art of tying skates, we'd be all set and ready to go!

First Visit to my folks

So everyone is curious where my folks have ended up ~ this is their new rental home for the time being.  Perfectly suited for their needs right now.  It is within walking (better yet, horse riding) distance to their South 1/4 land.  They are still in the decision phase of building/buying/moving on a house, etc for their property.

We went for a long weekend and really enjoyed ourselves.  The place is very bright and cheery and has a nice fireplace to cozy up to.

 Notice some things never change, like the silliness factor

 Kate is taking a photography course, but her subjects were not always cooperative
 Something doesn't belong here, one of these things is not the same.... la lala
 Walking down the lane
 Best in Show and Best of Breed
 The landlord after he checked his traps
 Walking through some of the trails, you can get a clear picture as what the countryside looks like

 The horses are housed temporarily at my Uncles farm

 Ain't he sweet?  My Aunt's little lovies.
 Out for a fish fry with at the Metis community hall
 Got to visit with my Mom's oldest sister and her husband.  They used to take us to Brandon and we'd have a Big Mac... ooh the memories!
 Camp Koinonia 

 opps, lost one!
 Ever so helpful grandchildren, filling up the wood box.  They took 1 or 2 sticks at a time, the goofs!
Made sure Duchy could still pull the sled