Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Best of Friends...

...and worst enemies sometimes! But that doesn't usually last long. Just until someone gets his toy back!

I have to share these pictures that I just LOVE! So wish they were better quality, but they still tell a good story!

Monday, October 24, 2011


While I was in Galena a few weeks ago, and Craig was at his parents, he brought back a little treat for the boys...and me...


I found a pool recently on clearance at Target and was saving it for just this purpose! The boys have been enjoying it immensely, thus I have been enjoying it too!

It's the perfect indoor activity now that the weather is changing. Well, perfect as long as the corn stays in the pool...which the boys are doing a pretty good job with!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pumpkin Festival

Our toughest decisions lately on the weekends have been, just what to do with the boys...since there are SO many options around here! It really is a good problem to have I guess!

Last Saturday we decided on the Pumpkin Festival at Wagner Farms. First up on the to-do list was a tractor ride!Then we rode it again of course!

The boys enjoyed looking at all the animals,and playing in the straw (or was it hay? I can't remember which!)Gage even got to milk a cow!We had a nutritious lunch of chocolate chip cookies and potato chips.Gage's favorite thing was being buried under pumpkins. And although it was very chilly and blustery, we had a great time!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


My baby isn't a baby anymore! He's talking more and more, helping pick up toys and whatever else I ask, and he's growing hair!! (I realized that as I was looking at pictures from last year recently!) He's even counting to 10 now...and beyond! I caught him in action at lunch today:

Big brother Gage had to have his turn too!

Oh how these two crack me up!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Girls Weekend!!

A tradition is born: Girls weekend in Galena over the Annual Craft Fair weekend!

Remember last time we went and how cold it was??? What a difference two years later! It was downright hot this year!

And I was not 7 months pregnant this time! Two reasons to enjoy it even more!

Oh, how we had fun shopping, laughing, eating, drinking, and no responsibilites... It was heavenly! And came to an end much too fast!

We stayed in a lovely B&B over the weekend. It was my mom and sister's first B&B experience! Captain Harris Guest House
We had the entire lower level (The Captain's Quarters) to ourselves! What a treat!

My mom and I met at our B&B late Friday afternoon, and Holly met up with us on Saturday morning. We hit the Craft Fair after breakfast, then shopping downtown in the afternoon/evening. On Saturday night we went to a magic/comedy show, and sat in the front row, no less! We were amazed by his simple tricks, which we couldn't even figure out sitting so close! So fun!

Dining at one of our fave's, Fried Green Tomatoes.

More eating and shopping on Sunday.
Mom found a walking stick for Russ!

Enjoying a yummy, and messy, shake at Dirty Gurt's!
All too soon our fun weekend came to an end. I'm already looking forward to next year!