Friday, October 09, 2015

Family Photos 2015

Family photo time once again. It seems like it was a long time ago when we took them and it was. Close to two years if not two years. Time flies by and even more so since little boy entered our lives.


Thursday, October 08, 2015

Boys and their Puppies.

These two love each other. It's amazing how perfectly content these two are when they are together.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Sidewalk Chalk

With summer coming to an end shortly, we are trying to get as much into the remaining warm days. Today's activity was sidewalk chalk but more like trampoline chalk. We spent the late afternoon coloring what little sidewalk we have and coloring the trampoline. We had a great time until I forced him in for the night. He was so mad at me but it was getting cold and storms were developing.

He made a ghost and mad him sad with a friend face.
He didn't want his picture taken and was letting me know.

Sidewalk chalk art of my not so little baby. I love this little boy

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

School Time

1st Day of Preschool

Today Lucas embarked on his first day of school, weird to think he is old enough to attend. Where has the time gone? But every parent asks that question. I hate seeing him grow so fast but love each new day and new experience it brings. Its very bitter sweet. Enough of the crying.
Lucas went to school down the road to Angela Larsen's preschool. He goes twice a week for two hours. What I am most excited for him is the time he will have with other children. It was hard to decide if he would attend preschool at all this year, but after much thought and prayers, we decided it was great for his social skills since he is always at home with mom and dad. Poor Kid.  
This morning he didn't wake up at his normal 7:30 or 8 am time, I actually had to pry him out of his bed and scurry to get him dressed, feed and ready for school. Oh by the way, he wasn't that excited to go to school as he was in the past, he kept saying "to later" meaning tomorrow or never. But once we got there he was just fine.  
Today's activities included painting his name visor, coloring  a puppy and story time. He was so excited to see us when we pulled up to get him and he incredibly excited to tell us all about his experience. He had a great time. 

He slept in too late to actually eat at the table but that is what muffins are for. The on the go breakfast.
Waiting for the other kids to arrive before they head down to school.
Lucas and his best buddy James Coles

Brooklyn Coles, James Coles and Lucas

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ole Tree Stump Project

Last fall when we cut down the big cottonwood tree in our yard we kept contemplating what to do with the old tree stump. We talked about turning it into a slide, building a deck into it so we could build a tree house for Luke and even talked about grinding it down to nothing. Finally we thought it would be a great planter but didn't know how to go about it and it kept being pushed back and didn't think we would do anything to it this summer. 

Well last week we came across the exact idea we had and went to investigate it and how they did it. It was so full of flowers we couldn't see how they did it, so we didn't know if the tree was already hollow or if they did something hollow it out.
Because we knew it was possible, we googled it and found that a company used a mattock to clear it out, so we tried that and it was taking way too long, so we tried chiseling it out with and the chain saw and then mattock, but that wasn't working either (chain was getting full all of the time) finally we decided to burn it out with charcoal.

Success- we could see it was the easiest way to get the depth we needed, though we had to do this 4 times. But it still worked.
Finally we scooped the ashes out drilled a drainage hole in the deepest part of the stump (we didn't have a long enough but so it took us awhile to get it lined up correctly. Finally we put gravel in to help drainage and added the soil and topped it with our flowers.
It turned out beautiful and can't wait to try it again on the next stump that ends up in our yard. Personally I think ours turned out prettier.