13 August 2012

Delightful Dahlia's.

 There is a Dahlia farm a few miles down the road from our house.  These dahlia's have become an obsession of mine recently.  I can't have enough of them.
In this bouquet, I put dahlia's with fresh mint and sweet pea's from my garden.  The smell is out of this world.

 The farm has this shed in the front yard.  You pick your own flowers and leave the money in the drop box.  The flowers are just 5/ $1.00.  Wow!
 I love to drive by and just look at all the flowers.
 The day I took these pictures, Troy was driving.
He is so patient when I tell him to pull over so I can take pictures yet again.

 I love to have fresh cute flowers in the house.  Being so close to this farm makes it that much easier to have this little treat of mine more often.  

06 August 2012

Catching up with pictures and life.

Our neighbors a couple of fields over have several calves right now.  I went crazy over them.  Reminded me of  being on the Jones farm.  I showed Logan how the calves like to suck on fingers.  Now that was a funny thing to watch.
 One of the little girls is Olivia's age and grade.  The kids went swimming the other night over at their house while a crooned over the baby cows.  I really wanted to take one if the calves home with me.
There is a Dahlia farm down the road from us.  The farmer sets out buckets of flowers with a little cash box. Love, love, love them.
 Our fruit trees are loaded with fruit right now.  We have already had raspberries and plums.
 Poppy love to climb the trees.

 Troy with Olivia and Ella on a walk with Izzie.  This was right before bed, thus the PJ pants.
 One of the guys that Troy works for came over the other night with his family.  They are from South Africa and have the most lovely accents.  Troy took them down to the pond to see if they could catch some fish.  The kids get along will together and we hope to do more with their family.

 This is what they catch down at the pond.  The nastiest looking cat fish.  Of course they just release them.  It gives them something to do.  

One Directioners

 A little tid bit on my life right now.  Everything that goes on in the house has to do with the band One Direction.  Seriously!  The girls eat, breath, sleep everything about them.  One Directioners is a phrase someone came up with for people that are dedicated to all things One Direction.  I have to admit that I really do like the band.

The two top photo's are of Soren and Olivia.  They had been pulling each other on the rolly thing.  Don't ask me what it's called because I don't know.  It was fun to sit back and watch them.

 The girls were outside waiting for their friend Meredith.  Ella has finally past Anna in height.  Anna will be 15 in September and Ella will be Twelve in October.  They are both taller than I am.  So not liking this.

 Soren is still taller than Olivia,  but Olivia outweighs him.

 Here comes Meredith.  

 I love it when they are together.  All they do is laugh.  I love it when my kids are laughing.  It usually means they aren't fighting.

 I know these pictures are random.  I just fell in love with these ladies.  This one was talking to me.  Sometimes I will drive over to where they are and just sit and watch them.

 The other night we had a storm come through.  We had a double rainbow that was just stunning.

 With the rainbows and rain, the snails came out in full force.  Yuck.  

Picnic at Birchbay.

 Several weeks ago the kids and I needed a much needed break.  So we packed up a picnic lunch and ran down the road the the bay.  It was beautiful and sunny.  A little too much of a breeze for a swim, so the kids just waded in the water a bit.

 Anna got some seaweed wrapped around her foot and freaked out.

 I sit back in shock sometimes when I see a picture of all five of my kids together.  They are growing up way too fast.  I am so lucky to have them.

 I love the shots of Soren pulling up his shorts.  His little thighs are so white.
 Little Miss Muffet wasn't to keen on the seaweed on her feet.  I don't blame her.  I'm not one to put my feet in the water unless it's highly chlorinated.
 Logan caught a little crab and was trying to scare Olivia with it.  
What a mean big brother!

 Soren loves to pull the seaweed out and play with it.  It creeps me out.  Reminds me too much of snakes.
 I love to find the empty shells.  This one looked like a butterfly to me.

 The seeguls leave their left overs all over the place.  The kids love to find things like this and explore what they find.  We have really enjoyed all that this area has to offer.  So much to see and do.  Such a different world from where we came from.

These last two pictures are for my Mom.  I remember as a little girl the sweet pea flowers she would have in the house.  I can't give these to you Mom, but a least I can send you the pictures.