dress up

We dress up all the time.
 This one makes me laugh!
He is dressed up as a Jedi(robe), Michael Jackson(glove) knight(hat) with a police badge.
Pirates, knights, animals, super heroes, Jedi...
Summer fun!

little house in the woods

I have ideas.
Too many ideas!
It took a few weeks of garage sale hunts and Kijiji browsing but I found the perfect little house for in the woods. I had a vision of a little hide out no too hidden but just enough in the woods to feel special.  It took me two days to decide the perfect spot.
 The house need a love here and there, a little paint and the door attached but I spent a very nice afternoon being served imaginary water and pancakes and acorn soup!
Set back in the woods this little house has a lake view and forest view.
My plan is to plant a few seedlings that can grow up with the boys around the house. 
The house is so cute and it was super great deal.
Hmmm, now to research landscaping!

Cabin Move in Day!

 It is official! We are a cabin family now!
Truck driver Daddy did a great job. He even navigated that big truck around washed out highways.
Just don't ask what happened to the eaves on our house in front of the garage.
 I have tons of pictures and stories already-we have had possession for almost two weeks!
We start each day with pancakes, bacon and fruit.  Usually a canoe ride follows with some chores and playing in the forest.  There are paths on our lot filled with berries and great secret hide outs.
We roast hotdogs for lunch and feast on smores for dessert.
Boat rides and to the beach in the afternoon.  We are working on building our own beach and are just waiting approval before we order a big pile of sand.
Suppers are BBQ's are bike rides follow.  Both boys have new bikes to master. We all fall into bed with out a drop of TV and I am so happy.  Little Brother says "more lake, more lake" when we pack to leave and Big Brother is just understanding this is a place that is really ours (not just a rental cabin!).  To be honest I still can't believe it myself!
 This little guy was made to canoe.
He sits in the middle and hangs over the edge letting his sweet little fingers run through the water.
It gives Daddy a heart attack but I'm in the front of the canoe relaxing  paddling and can't see a thing.
 Our brand new canoe!
At the beach!  We have already made such nice lake friends.  With only about 50 cabin on our cove this big guy is free to ride his bike with his buddies until his legs feel like jello.  We all sleep well at the lake!
So much more to share!
My log beds come this weekend! EEEK!


I do a mini shoot with the cousins every year.
Every year my sister and I marvel at how much they have grown.
We are so lucky to be Moms to these great kids.

new canoe

We had to try it.
Crazy fun!
My boys are made to canoe.  They love it.  I love that they love it.
They each have their own tiny wooden paddle.
The canoe is for out at our new cabin, more on that later.

noun farm

Computer is working again!
My wonderful husband took time off and my computer was on his "honey (please) do!" list.
feels nice to blog again! I'll fill you in on what went on over time.
Here is one of our latest projects.
Big Brothers reading is out of control-he loves it and I am ready to challenge him with fun reading activities.
I made a few extra Noun Farms for friends we had so much fun with ours. 
Any other great labeling manipulative ideas?