Thursday, September 29, 2011

Beach Putt Putt

I promise this is the last of the vacation pictures!  While we were gone we had to go play putt putt!  We actually went twice!  Sammy definitely improved since last year and even by the second trip we went on!

Played Hawaiian Rumble (hence the leis):


This putt putt place had some BEAUTIFUL birds out front that Sammy loved looking at:


This bird had over 100 words  but we couldn’t coax any out of her:


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Beach Photo Shoot

Every year we do a photo shoot on the beach. I am certainly not a photographer but with the beach as a background and a super cute subject I usually figure I can’t go wrong Winking smile

We rode the “alligator” down to the beach (that is what Sammy called the elevator):


Sammy’s personality captured in one of the first pictures:


Sammy looks so grown up in this picture:


Love my little model:


The above pictures might fool you into thinking getting pictures of Sammy is easy and not super silly.. this will set you straight:




More sand.. we don’t call him sandy Sammy for nothing:


Our family portrait:


Running along the beach.. check out the form:




One of my favorites:


I so love beach pictures:


Sammy loved writing letters in the sand:


My artsy photo:


The thrill seeker:


The last photo of the session.. perfection:


Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Bucket List

I had so much fun with the Summer Bucket List I wanted to make one for the Fall.  I am sure it wont be as long as the summer one! 

  1. Pick Apples
  2. Camping
  3. Fire pit
  4. Cook a meal over the fire
  5. Pumpkin picking
  6. Go to the big farm for fall fun
  7. Go to the Frontier Agricultural Museum
  8. Make some Thanksgiving name cards
  9. Get Christmas shopping done before the end of November
  10. Make some Fall crafts with Sammy
  11. Make some Halloween crafts with Sammy
  12. Make some Thanksgiving crafts with Sammy
  13. Finish at least  half of the homemade gift list by the end of November
  14. Have the supplies for all the other homemade gifts by end of November
  15. Finish purging things from the house
  16. Decorate for Fall
  17. Make apple Pie
  18. Make pumpkin Pie
  19. Make pumpkin bread
  20. Make apple crisp

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Into Reading 2011

Callapidder Days is hosting her Fall Into Reading blog hop and I had to join in!  I did good finishing my reading list in the Spring.. So I tried to keep my list short again so I could finish it for this challenge!   So without further ado here my Fall Reading list:

1. Firefly Lane- I am almost finished with this book and I am loving it.  So I want to finish this book!

2. The Red Tent: A Novel- I have had this on my reading list forever!  So now is a great time to read it!

3.Picture Perfect- I love Jodi Picoult and I have a large collection of her books.  However, I can’t read them back to back since they can be a little similar in plot.  So I read one or two every year Smile with tongue out

4.Water for Elephants: A Novel- another one I have had on my reading list FOREVER.  It’s time to read it!

5.The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club Novels)- This a new to me author but now that I am knitting it seemed like the perfect book to try Smile 

I have a bunch of old books on my reading list that I have wanted to read but they always got put on the back burner.  What books have you guys been reading lately? 


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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Around the Condo and Pool

He had such an amazing time on vacation.  I tried to live in the moment instead of walking around with my camera all the time.  I did however take some pictures when it was convenient and to capture some of our vacation!

The first morning at the beach:


Post bath shark towel snuggles:


Down at the pool.. Tim swimming:


Swimmer boy:


The grins were easy to come by while swimming:


My boys:


This is how the pictures usually turn out.. big grins and squinty eyes:


The jump progression:


Sammy got really good at floating on his back.. independently with wings and with a little help from Mommy with out wings!


Clouds and wind rolling in from Hurricane Katia: