30 September 2008
29 September 2008
My "Spanish flag" flowering vine. I'm sure Jesse knows the scientific name but I can only remember the nickname.
I grew the eggplant from seed and bought my tomato plants as tiny starter plants.
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Yes, that man has a dead coyote on his head.
Rosalee LOVED sucking on the lemons from our lemonade!
Ye old stew pot
Kevin and Jesse showing off their manliness
In case you can't read the sides the words are "dirty" and "smelly".
Isabel and Sophie all dressed up
One of the many fife and drum groups
Our sad attempts at the tomahawk toss...
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25 September 2008
Yep, you're my witnesses! Jesse was literally asleep on the job! All while Rosalee crawled out of her pants and messed with the mobile. Look at how proud she is! Ah, good times...
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We (mostly me) LOVE autumn!!!!
Something about the wind getting slightly colder and all the changing colors that just gets me so excited. I love everything about autumn time- the leaves, football, school, apples, Halloween, getting ready for the big holidays, etc.
The weather has been GREAT so we've gone on a lot of walks lately. The first picture is of a pretty tree at some park in Battleground. My nature knowing husband would like me to point out that the pretty tree is being killed by the red leaves which are poison ivy. The next two are from our friend's backyard. This is going to be our last fall, and therefore corn harvest, in Indiana. (This is where I'll pretend to be sad but on the inside let out a scream of joy) The whole time we've been in the corn belt we've never taken any pictures of, or with, corn. So here you go people! The last is of a the flowers that are now growing all over the front yard. We really should mow but they're too cute!
Most of our church took a large bus up to Chicago last Saturday to attend the temple there. Rosalee kept herself amused on the bus by playing with our friend's sons. That girl is going to be a heart breaker! :) While being babysat Rosalee had her first bloody nose. When I went to pick her up a 4 year old informs me, "The baby is OK now. A cow fell on her but she isn't crying now." Cow... OK... Then a 6 year old decides to clarify it for me, "The cow fell on her nose but there wasn't a lot of blood so I think she'll be fine." Blood? Cow!? What the!??! An adult explained, "While having her diaper changed another child accidentally dropped a plastic cow and it landed right on her nose. She bled some but didn't fuss too much." So the small ones were telling the truth, just in there young edited version.
One of the many things I love about Rosalee is her little voice and laugh. When a baby laughs it is VERY contagious and heart melting. Here are some recent videos of our little giggle box. Disclaimer~ The clothes on the couch are NOT laundry. She was given 3 bags of clothes from her cousin and I was in the process of sorting them.
Posted by Marie at 12:52 PM
17 September 2008
Then while I was talking on the phone with my mother Rosalee stood up and then let go of my leg. There she was standing ALL BY HERSELF! Of course I screamed with delight which caused her to squeal and then fall on her bum. But being the persistent child she is she stood right back up. Of all the times to NOT have my camera around! Errrg!! But my mother can be my witness and the following photos. With her new found abilities Superbaby decided she was feeling better so she went back to pulling books off the shelf. She started to stand by herself and reached to pull books off the shelf. She leaned forward, lost balance, slipped on the book she was standing on, hit her face on the shelf, slid and scraped her cheek, and then hit her head on the book she originally slipped on. Mind you all of this happened in slow motion, as all accidents tend to do, and being on the other side of the living room I was unable to stop it. However I was there to offer hugs, kisses, and love.
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12 September 2008
Jesse's family (ironically minus Jesse) went to Nauvoo, Illinois for a few days. For those of you who have no idea what, or why, we'd go there I'll explain. The early members of the LDS (Mormon) church were forced out of Missouri and settled on the Illinois border on the Mississippi River. They founded the town of Nauvoo and stayed there for 6 years before they were again forced to leave. They left everything they had in Nauvoo and headed west with most of them ending up in the Salt Lake valley of Utah. This vacation gave us a look at what life was like for the pioneers and everything they went through. Like always I took A LOT of pictures so I've only included the best and/or the ones I thought would give you a good look at what Nauvoo is like.
Our family got to make some rope in one of the pioneer demonstrations
An old printing press
My father in law holding the water buckets and yoke
While in Nauvoo we were able to go to the temple
The senior missionaries put on a musical every night about life in Old Nauvoo. This couple was HILARIOUS!
While everyone was getting ready for bed Kaylee went and put on Rosalee's floaty
Nauvoo is right on the banks of the Mississippi River
Rosalee fell asleep on the ride but Jenny did her best to hold her in front of the horses
Lindsey with Gavin petting the draft horses
This statue depicts Joseph and Hyrum marching to the jail
In the Carthage jail
This is the room Joseph Smith and his brother were murdered by a mob in. The window is where after being shot 3 times Joseph fell out of.
The grave sight of Joseph Smith, his wife Emma, and his brother Hyrum
This is the room where the Relief Society (women's' organization) was formed
Hudson eating his raccoon skin hat
Jesse's dad bought all of the girls bonnets and the boys either stove pipe hats or those newspaper boy caps.
Jenny with the homemade root beer at Joseph's red brick store
The blacksmith who makes the horseshoes, shoes for the oxen, and the prairie diamonds. The pioneers couldn't afford wedding rings so they'd have the blacksmith take horseshoe nails and bend them into rings. I got one for Jesse and one for me for free.
This is Brigham Young's above ground root cellar
It was a nice night so we decided to go out and take some pictures during the sunset.
The statue of Joseph and Hyrum Smith depicting their last ride as they were taken to Carthage where they ended up being murdered.
Rosalee playing with the flowers outside the temple
Outside the temple
The Mississippi River at sunset
The temple at sunrise
The Browning rifles (and other firearms) were invented by a man who lived in Nauvoo
The brickyard where all the bricks for the town were made. We got a small brick with Nauvoo stamped into it to take home.
Rosalee giving a lesson at the Hall of the Seventy
The family! Rosalee was excited to get so close to the oxen
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