Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Strawberry time!

yummy... homemade scones to go with my strawberries.
Wednesday, today we had another fruitful batch of Strawberries. Ellie was very helpful today. She didn't even want to eat them because she said "we have to save them for the Jelly" Sadly, we had another bird get caught up in the net and this one didn't make it.

Yesterday's batch. Looking good. We put up some bird wiring so finally they can't get to my berries. Update*** Bird got caught this evening in bird netting. But we were able to cut it out. Hopefully this doesn't happen a lot. Today's batch below. I've started the canning process and hope to have some good strawberry preserves in a few hours.

if I could only keep my Ellie from eating them all.

The Isders pass through town

Neil, Andrea and Orrin came into Colorado Springs on Sunday for a quick visit. We had a great time catching up with our friends from DC. They now live in Washington State. Where Neil is a Combat Controller for the Airforce. Andrea is expecting baby #2 in October. Yea for the Isders! We took them over to Garden of the Gods..

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mimi and Papa visit June '09

Mimi and Papa step out for a beautiful shot in front of Pikes Peak as we journeyed down Rampart Range Road. Ethan's first Scrabble game ever ,with Mimi. Not sure who won.

A different vista of Pikes Peak.
Super Daddy pulling double duty... both kids. Ethan got tired.

Upon return from a great little hike up at Mueller State Park. We found the pond so they should change the name!
(Just imagine the whistling of the Andy Griffith theme song )
Pre-hike lunch...
Quality cuddle time with Mimi and Papa...

A fantastic surprise upon Mimi and Papa's arrival.(they stored it in their Camper freezer for the journey north) What a perfect Texas treat. We are rationing it out.
Some summer fun flying kites...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ethan's first drawing of a person. We are so proud!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ava's B-day Party at Wishing Star Farm

Happy fourth B-day to Ava. We had so much fun today at Wishing Star Farms. The kids got to see: horses, Cows, a Camel, Lama, Alpaca, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Hogs and chickens. FUn was had by all. Ethan got to feed the goats and sheep. The Pony rides were great.
Mommy, Can we get a pet Bunny?
Just yesterday this lamb was born. How sweet is that?

Mini horse... SO cute!

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Garden of the Gods with K& J

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