Wednesday, September 28, 2011

We should cage her too!

We dog sat Mandy's dog the night of her wedding, and Callie had so much fun playing with her.

More FAIR pictures

You can't go to the fair and not get food. Callie loved the corn, funnel cake, and even ate several bites of my lamb gyro. I think the fair will be on our list of activities every year. (Jennie - it was over in here in Boise, we plan on calling you next time we come over that direction).

Monday, September 26, 2011

Petting Zoo

The Western Idaho State Fair even had a petting zoo. Callie loved all the animals. I think the best was watching Loren seeing her interact with the animals. She wasn't afraid at all of feeding and petting the larger animals.


We went to the fair back in August and they had a butterfly exhibit. Callie loved it seeing all the butterflies, but it was hard not allowing her to touch them.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Canning with a child

Loren and I have been canning like crazy lately and to keep Callie entertained we usually put the box of rings on the ground for her to play with. All of a sudden she was being quiet, so I turned around to find her playing in a bottle of pectin that I forgot was in the box. I couldn't be mad at her because I was the one who gave it to her.

One too many

Lily loved this little car, but Callie had to be in it too. They made it work for a minute or two, but then I had to pull Callie out and make them take turns.

Back to Boise

Callie on the plane ready to come back to Boise.

Good Bye

Watching the cousins leave. She loved playing with all her cousins while in Wichita. She especially liked being picked up by Hunter. I guess he is the same size as the neighbor girls that pick her up all the time. She would walk over to him and put her arms up to be picked up. It was too cute!

More water pictures!

I just love seeing my little girl in her swimming suit. She is so dang cute!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Catch up

I'm sorry I am just now posting pictures of our trip to Kansas. We got back to Idaho and I was tackled by Etsy orders. On top of that, I had to plan a bridal shower, help with parts of the wedding (by the way Mandy, it was beautiful), canned 60 quarts of pears, 48 quarts of peaches, 7 quarts green beans, 7 quarts tomatoes, 7 pints salsa, and got called into the Primary presidency at church. Wow...just looking back, I'm shocked I've even got anything done.

So for the next few days I'm hoping to blog a lot of pictures and hopefully some videos of Callie from the past month. But don't get mad if it takes me a couple of weeks. I'm in the process of canning spaghetti sauce and many other things, writing 2 sewing patterns, sewing a 9 page quiet book and all the rest of my Etsy orders, planning a neighborhood BBQ, and writing and preparing for a primary program in October for church. Lets just hope I have enough energy to get through it all plus all the Christmas orders on their way (cross your fingers they are on their way).

The other day I was on Pintrest and I found a girl who copied my COLOR fabric quiet book. I was so mad. She isn't trying to sell them, but still, change the color or do something different. I guess she did do something different. She changed the flowers to balloons. I guess I just need to design a little boy's COLORS book, and I have just the thing in mind. But back to my story, I was so frustrated and thinking of the new things I need to do I overdosed on my Zyrtec. I had grabbed 7 pills from the bathroom and sat them down on the bed to put them in the weekly container. I caught myself putting #5 into my mouth. I usually dump all my nightly pills on the bed and take one by one. I just never remembered to put the 7 Zyrtec away. I quickly woke up Loren and we called poison control. The nurse on duty said I would be fine, but that I would be really sleepy. I couldn't believe that I had been so occupied with this lady copying me that I took so many pills. I guess I've got to be carefully staying up too late.

Hopefully she has talent

I took 8 years of piano and 4 years of violin and I can't play a note. Hopefully Callie has some musical talent, because I know I don't. She sure did love playing on it at Grandma's house.

Too much fun!

While we were in Kansas we tried going to a movie. Callie made it through the preview and 5 min of the movie and she was wanting to run up and down the aisle. So for the next hour, we played on the fake horse and pushed buttons in the arcade. It wasn't until Grandma came out of the movie and put money in the horse that she new it actually moved. She was thrilled. Her face showed all of her excitement.

Sweet Tooth

Callie follows in her momma's footsteps with her sweet tooth.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bubbles on the wall

Playing outside with the bubbles, the girls found out that if you water down the siding, the bubbles stick to the wall. Callie loved seeing and playing with the bubbles. The only bad part was that she was soaking wet and sticky.

Water Fun

While in Kansas last month it was so hot, so Callie got to play in the water lots. She loved it.You can't go to the park without feeding the geese. Callie wasn't afraid of the geese at all. She was letting them eat right out of her hand.Grabbing a snack while feeding the geese.

Little stinker

Callie has learned that if she needs to get up on the counter, all she has to do is scoot the ladder to the spot she wants. While I was cleaning the family room I look over and see Callie into the Brownies. That little stinker.
How could I be mad with a cute face like that.

My little cookie monster

Callie loves her Oreos just like her mommy does.

Monday, September 5, 2011

My latest project!

I helped set up a garage sale this past weekend and they had this sofa table. It wasn't too pleasing to the eye, but I knew it could be great. I ended up getting if for $10 and turned it into this. I'm on the look out for additional pieces for the living room(side tables and an entry table) to do in the same finish. It only took me a weekend to finish and we love it!Don't mind the empty frame, I was too excited to show you the finished product. There will be baskets going on the bottom shelf too, but I'll have to wait to get those.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Crafting with the Stars

I entered my COLORS Quiet Book in a contest. The winner gets a variety of prizes and the title of winner. I would be honored if you would take a few minutes to go here and click on my book, the more clicks I get might help me in winning!