Thursday, May 27, 2010

Playing w/ My New Camera

I have been wanting a new camera for a while now.  A good camera, not just one of those little cheaper ones.  I finally got me a Nikon L110.  I have been playing around with it.  It takes such clear pictures.  I can not wait to get some developed so that I can see what they really look like.  Here are some of the kids that I have taken.

Build and Grow Clinic from Saturday

Here are some pictures from Saturday's Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic.  The kids made a Catapult.
Its really cute, but was a headache to make!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Our Garden This Week

Well, this is a little late but...
When we went out to check the garden on Sunday, we had yellow squash and more zucchini.

Our plants are growing really big!

The corn has shot up, its about 3 feet tall now.  The tomato plants are getting really big and have small tomatoes on them.  The squash and zucchini plants are so big they are taking over the pepper plants.  I hope the peppers still grow.

The girls were excited that we got more stuff from our garden.  They were really excited about how BIG the zucchini was.

We picked most of the stuff that needed picking and brought it in.  Guess we will be having squash and zucchini for supper soon!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Party, Party, Party......

Do you like to host parties?  Attend Parties?  I am talking about Direct Sales Parties.  There are so many to chose from.  You have Pampered Chef, Discovery Toys, Tupperware, Lia Sophia, Mary Kay, and the list goes on and on.

I love getting FREE stuff!  That is my favorite part of hosting a direct sales party.  I do not, however like the cleaning up before hand and then afterwards.  I guess I don't like the work that goes along with it.

My reasoning for my post is because I want to know, What is your favorite DS company and why????
I LOVE Pampered Chef because I love to cook and they have some awesome cooking essentials and also some great cookbooks!

Tonight I am going to a Tupperware party.  I have not been to one of these in a while so this will be fun!  I am looking forward to this.

I can't wait to hear what you all like about each of the many DS companies out there.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Healthy Snack

My girls really enjoy helping out in the kitchen.  They really like when they can do something by themselves.  I decided to introduce a healthy snack that the girls can make themselves.
Bugs on a Log!
(celery, peanut butter, & raisins)

Savanah was able to stand on a stool and make the snack herself.  
She even asked to make more today. 

I love that they like healthy snacks rather then just the junk food that most kids eat.

Our First Garden Pick

When the girls and I went out to check on the garden the other day we saw a large zucchini!  Now there are several zucchini and yellow squash and tomatoes growing, just not any that are large enough to pick. 

This one was!  Here is a picture of it still on the vine!
We picked the zucchini on Tuesday and cooked it for supper!  It was really good.  The girls really liked the fact that they helped to plant and grow what we were eating!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Our Zoo Trip

We took the girls to the zoo Sunday.  It was a big surprise.  They have been wanting to go and we finally took them.  They really had a great time!  We even had a picnic for lunch.  They see all this stuff on the shows they watch and want to do it as well.  SO, we saw the elephants like "Little Bill", we had a picnic like "Oswald", and then we also got to help "Dora & Diego" save the rainforest in the 4D movie they had there.

After our exploration of the animals, the girls got to play on the Garden Friends Playground.

All in all we had a great trip to the zoo!  The girls are ready to go back again!  

What a wonderful way to spend the day as a family!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Playin' In The Rain

My girls in their slickers playing in the rain!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Trip to the Zoo

My girls have been wanting to go to the zoo for a while now.  Finally, Sunday, we are going to take the girls to the zoo!  They are going to love all of the animals, actually seeing them in person.

I was looking at the website and found that they are showing a 4D movie
Dora & Diego.  My girls are going to LOVE that!

I can not wait to see the girls faces when they find out where we are going.  I haven't told them that we are going so it is going to be a BIG surprise. I think I am just going to wait until we pull in and they see the signs.

I will take plenty of pictures to share after we get home!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Relay For Life

Tonight is the Alamance County Relay for Life.  My family will be there to support and honor my mother in law, Donna Strickland, Grandmother in law, Margie Perry, as well as my aunt, Sue Bridges.

Last year was the first year that we attended this event and it was AMAZING!  There were so many purple shirts going around that track!  What an amazing sight to see all of those SURVIVORS!!!!
Tonight we will be there again to witness the Survivor Walk and then to join in and walk along also.