funny faces

Pollywog loves to make us laugh with her silly faces. The second one from the top is the face she makes when we say, "make mommy's face"...haha On another note, I am going to do another "Life in Quotes" series. I loved it so much last year.

A cold Autumn Day -by pollywog (Part Two)

The very next day was chilly outside. So cold I had to wear a coat, hat and gloves. I like cold days just as much as warm ones. When it's cold outside I find different fun things to do. On this day I decided to make a pine cone, acorn, mud pie...they're my specialty. First we had to gather acorns, wild strawberries,mud, and leaves in the woods.
Then I made my pie and put it in the oven to bake.
While it was baking I swept up my mess.
Next mommy and me made a special farm for my animals.
The animals were having so much fun.
My new favorite movie at the moment is Charlotte's Web, so my pig is special to me.
Later that evening Daddy, mommy, bubbie and me made a fire and roasted hot dogs, played music and looked at the night sky. (thats my daddy and me roasting hot dogs)
That's my mommy.
I like Autumn because you get to have special warm days and special cold ones.

A warm Autum Day -by pollywog (Part One)

Today was a very special warm day. So warm I didn't have to wear my coat or hat. So warm that mommy let me paint pumpkins on our really was a sunny porch.
Sometimes when I paint I concentrate very hard
So warm I even got to eat my favorite lunch outside...peanut butter and jelly sandwich with pretzel sticks!
I also had a yummy green smoothie.
So warm that mommy took me to the park so I could run in the grass. It's my most favorite thing to do.
Today was a very special warm day...and I loved it sooo much!

at home today

Since moving into our new home we haven't felt like straying too far away.
All that we need or want is around us. B was working,no classes for me today, and CJ was busy with school...sooo Pollywog and I explored, created and enjoyed our imaginations. Our exploring took place in our backyard.
There were birds everywhere. Blue jays, Robins, the cutest woodpecker and finches. We fed them, observed them and listen to there songs surround us. We collected items that caught our eyes and added them to our "nature walk" table.
Some items ended up in playtime. Then I tried my hand at some yarn dolls...We named them Sycamore, Banjo and baby (I apologize for the horrible picture quality) They were a hit with Pollywog and now...I am off to a hot bath and a good book.

black and white scenes: Autumnal Home

trying to catch up in photos

Although this cannot even begin to do our summer justice, here are some highlights. At the start of summer B and two ol' college buddies took a road trip to Utah, and spent 9 days hiking and camping and making wonderful memories. I worked out religiously all summer and fell in love with bike riding again. The rest of the summer was spent picnicking and swimming at a favorite water hole. tossing footballs exploring and often soaking in a backyard pool or the one in town, trying to stay cool. We were blessed with loads of quality, family time...and even managed to wrap up our summer with a mini vacation. Then school, football season and well...the rest we shall see