Thursday, May 13, 2010

Nature Walks

One of our favorite family things to do is go on nature walks (or adventures, as Kate likes to call them). To be honest - it's really one of Kate and Blake's favorite things to to together. Anneliese and I are perfectly happy to stay in and bake cookies, but we always end up having way more fun than we expect to. Kate and I decided to bring our new camera's on this trip. Here's what happened.

Time is just flying by!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Papa's Helper

Anneliese loves to help. Brushing Frenchy (mom and dad's dog) and sweeping up sawdust piles are typically the highlights of any trip to their house, but she's also quite a Febreezer! She may go through the entire bottle in one session, but mmmmm - doesn't it smell nice?!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


So, yeah - it snowed a lot here this year. Here's what we did. Sledding, hot chocolate, s'mores in the fireplace, movies, games, puzzles, baking. Sounds a LOT more fun now than it actually was. (Potty training Hopscotch in the snow probably had something to do with that.) Whew - those were some stir crazy weeks!

Best Friends

Kate was talking yesterday about all her best friends and all the people she loved (Daddy, Fletch, Hopscotch, Lydia). When she didn't list her sister I said, "What about Anneliese? You love her I know!"

Her response? - "I'm getting used to her."

Nice, Kate.


Meet Hopscotch. The rescue place said she was an English Bulldog/Australian Shepherd mix. She. is. not. She's a cattle dog. Look it up. They're super high-energy, kind of crazy, smart dogs with really annoying barks. That's Hopscotch! And we love her (ish). Fletch likes her about as much as it looks like he does. He ALMOST played with her the other day. Poor old guy.

p.s. remind me to tell you the obedience school story. good times.