Monday, March 26, 2012

Too fast!

Call me a wimp, but I don't think I would have been as comfortable in that wagon if the horses were charging along at 25 mph! For once, I was quite happy to not be going the speed limit...

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ridin' High

Great big thanks to our friends who operate Meadow Creek Farm! We visited with them at the West Minot Maine Maple Sunday Celebration this morning. They invited the girls to ride up on the driver's seat of the wagon being pulled by their team of Belgian Horses. The girls were thrilled and loved every minute of it!

Saturday, March 24, 2012


The girls were sure excited to find these little beauties in our 'Lazy' garden today!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

In the Mirror

I was trying to get a picture of the cool truck in my rearview mirror. Unfortunately, that didn't work. However, what I did end up with, is a great shot of my new spring phone cover, and proof that it really was 82 degrees in downtown South Paris, Maine, in March. Unbelievable!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I bet I know what the owner of this car does for a living...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Another sick day...and another rock wall?!

Unfortunately, my little guy is still sick. However, he didn't really seem it this morning when I picked him up from school, so I told him that he would not be playing video games all day and would instead be catching up on school work. Somehow when the weather is this nice, I don't think he minds...and, since there are other gardens that need walls, guess what I was doing?

At this point I was beginning to think that I may have bit off more than I could chew! Although, Rusty was a huge help.

I did finish it though, despite the heat and tiredness. Now, I'm even more anxious for summer to arrive so that I can start filling these gardens with flowers!

Monday, March 19, 2012

I guess I really am my mother's daughter...

One of the boys is home sick today. While he naps, I'm out picking rocks from the field so that I can build a wall around one of my gardens. We always teased Mom about spending her free time building rock walls, and here I am doing the same thing!

The finished project was worth all the effort though. It's ready for planting! And, any birds that might be interested in moving in? The view is great!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Smiley Cake

I loved the intense concentration on her face, as she drew smileys all over her cake. Which is actually a chocolate chip cookie bar. Our guests are sure going to be surprised when we cut into it!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

She sells...

...seashells by the seashore! Try saying that 10 times, fast!!

The kids get so creative when you tell them that they can design their own birthday cake. Below her seascape is a marble cake - she thought it was pretty cool mixing the chocolate cake and white cake batters together in the pan. She had no idea how a marble cake was made, when she requested that flavor. Now she knows!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rev It!

The Ventura is finally out of the garage! This evening, the girls were shocked when their dad asked them to actually sit in the driver's seat and push the pedal to warm up the engine. That led to a great time pretending to drive, and (of course) modeling my sunglasses!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Reader

He has finally discovered a love for reading! I knew he would eventually; it runs in my blood. Tonight he was an only child because his siblings were all with their other parents. I asked him what one-on-one project he wanted to do with me. His answer was that he wanted to snuggle on the couch with me and read. I was very happy to oblige!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Her Self-Portrait

One of the girls turned the camera on herself...I love self-portraits!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Farm Girlz

Remember last year's chix? They have turned into great, big, beautiful, hard-working layers! The girls have done a good job handling them, so they are also friendly and they seem to enjoy being handled. Although not for too long!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Drive

We got the Ol' Green Booger out of the garage today and took her for a drive. It's funny how that old car makes us want to go cruisin'...nowhere to go & no hurry to get there...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

'68 Chevy

'Cause we need another vehicle like we need a hole in the head!
But, it's fun to drive. I can now say that I have driven a standard with the shifter on the column! This afternoon was my first time trying, and it was a bit of a challenge, but I did it!! Whoohoo!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Early Birthday Present

That's one happy little girl!

Her dad & I worked together to make her a canopy for over her bed. The sides untie to completely enclose the bed. Now she can pretend to be a princess, or a camper, or a gypsy, or a...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


The other kids were so cute about making sure that she didn't see it...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


See that big rock slab in the water? Yeah, that's supposed to be up there on the side of the road, supporting vehicles as they drive over Moody Brook. Hopefully someone from the DOT will notice that before someone gets too close to the edge and crushes the culvert. They might get wet!

My Addiction

I've decided that this season will no longer be called 'late winter' or 'early spring'. It is now called 'Cadbury Cream Egg Season'. I'm glad it's almost over though 'cause I just can't stop eating them!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Boys' Note

And here is the boys' response....

Reading these notes brought tears to mine and my husband's eyes. They're such great kids!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Girls' Note

I'm not gonna lie to you...raising a mixed family can be a challenge. We've been having some issues lately, to put it mildly. Here is a note that the girls' left behind the tonight...

Friday, March 2, 2012

Crazy Pizza

We went a little crazy making pizza tonight...

The girls decided to get really creative! And, I must say, that's the best crust that I have ever made. I added basil, garlic, oregano, olive oil, mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Yummy!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March came in like a lion...

I couldn't believe it when I saw her walking across the yard with a shovel. She said, "My goats need me."