Monday, November 30, 2009


We spent Thanskgiving day with Jay's family at his sister's home on the lake. As usually Uncle Jay plays ball with all of the cousins, he has such patience and enjoys teaching them. The workers were with us for the whole week and they joined us for the festivities. We enjoyed wonderful food and fellowship!

Lane taking a swing at it!

Bryce at bat!

Me and my sweet nephew, Aiden.

Pawpaw and Lane playing alittle football.

Sweet boy!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

~Photo Shoot~

With the Holidays on us already I spent some time taking the boys pictures around our property yesterday for our holiday card. For the most part the where willing subjects! Jay has an old Dodge pickup in the barn and the boys enjoyed taking pictures by it. The barn made a great backdrop too. I had so much fun with playing around with my camera,!!

Lane is so easy to photograph, just a natural!

Oh so serious!

His squirelly grin!

Playing at the park!

The boys and I spent four days at Gand G's in Texas this week. We also picked up my Grandma, whom the boys now call"Granny" and took her along with us. We enjoyed lots of good food, laughter, and fun times. Sunday afternoon Grandpa took the kids to a new playground at a nearby school. The boys enjoyed the rock climbing wall and playing tag with Grandpa. They were gone until dark.....having too much fun!

Lane hiding behind the railing!

Bryce trying to keep him balance


"Cheese 2"

Curious George Live!

While spending time with in Dallas, Grandma took us to see Curious George Live, what an adorable children's show. I enjoyed it as much as the kiddos. Thanks Grandma!

Curious George and the Man with the yellow hat

Chef Pasghetti and George

The dancing spaghetti and meatballs! So cute!

Cooking the meatballs.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Big Wheels!

With some leftover birthday money we purchased Lane a Huffy Green Machine big wheel. We have wanted to get the boys one for quite sometime, but they have been off the market until just recently. Uncle Jeremy and Daddy can remember these as boys and thought they were so awesome. The Green Machine is a little too large for Bryce, so we got him a Radio Flyer Big Flyer. They were out riding this afternoon in the 40' weather, clad with hats and gloves....they love their new wheels!! Uncle Jeremy can't wait to give the Green Machine a spin again at Christmas time. They already have the slid and skid down...didn't take them but a few minutes!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Today was a day of firsts......Lane went hunting with Jay for the first time. Unfortunately they did not even see anything. He got up with Jay at 4:30, but 10:00 he was pretty worn out. Bryce and I made an apple pie this morning and he enjoyed peeling all of the apples for me! Especially because he didn't have to share it with his brother. Tonight I made the cresent rolls I mentioned earlier this week. I put some in the freezer and the rest I use to make apple dumplings! They were pretty good! Jay loved them, he is my bread man, so I trust his judgement!

Lane in the deer stand.

Bryce peeling apples.

Apple pie...a little messy, but still so good!

Apple dumplings with homemade cresent rolls.
Apple Dumplings
Refrigerated cresent rolls
2 apples
1 cup sugar
1 can Mountain Dew or Sprite
1 stick butter, melted
Cut up apples and place one lg. slice inside each cresent roll. Roll up and place in 9 x13 pan. Mix butter, sugar and soda together. Pour over rolls. Bake at 350' for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. I use peaches sometimes and we prefer them over apples. Both good though.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Warm out of the oven!

Thanks Stacy for telling us about Little Birdie Secrets, a great new blog! These cresent rolls are from the blog. I hope to have them in my oven tomorrow and I am sure they will be a hit! With a little more butter, they will be scrumptious!

Little Birdies' Homemade Crescent Rolls

2 c. warm water, 110-115°
2 Tbsp. rapid rise yeast (aka bread machine yeast)
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. powdered milk
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. salt
5-6 c. bread flour
Softened butter

Pour water in a bowl and sprinkle yeast over the top. Allow to soften about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Dough will be a little sticky, but if it's really sticky add a little more flour. Allow to rise in bowl for 45 minutes. Punch down and allow to rise for another 45 minutes. Break into two equal pieces. On a floured surface, roll out each chunk into a large circle. Spread softened butter (not melted) onto entire circle. Cut into wedges with pizza cutter. (I do 12 for smaller rolls, or 8 for larger.) Starting with wide end of triangles, roll up like a crescent roll. Place on cookie sheets with pointed end tucked underneath (so it doesn’t pop open during baking) and bake at 400° for 10-14 minutes, or until just golden on top.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Today was the 50th day of Kindergarten! The kids and teachers dress up in 50's dress! It is amazing how willingly Bryce got up this morning and was ready to go....funny how something little is such a big deal!! They had a hulla hoop contest, Root Beer floats, Bubble blowing contest, and dancing! What a fun day!
Bryce, Mrs. Ray, and his best friend Braden.
The little guy is such a carbon copy of his daddy, so cute I want to just pinch him(that smirk kills me)!!

Best buddies


This is the scene very often at bedtime in our house! Both reading in Lane's bed! I love listening to Lane read to Bryce and then Bryce tries to read to him! Funny how they can snuggle like this one minute and the next be tumbling on the floor. Each other's Best Friend and Worst Enemy!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pumpking Carving

The boys and I had fun craving our pumpkins! Lane thought it would be a great idea to carve them outside, it was a brilliant idea! Thanks, buddy! They each wanted to help clean out their own pumpkin, which was a big change from last year! They were amazed at how many seeds are inside. I forget just what a chore it is to get them all cleaned out. Sissy even thought she wanted a taste or two, but changed her mind quite quickly!

Our finished pupmkins!

All a glow at night!

Checking out the "guts" as they call them! Bryce wanted to see just what it looked like before he started scooping.

Bryce working hard.

Sober Lane with his jack o' lantern!

Bryce all smiles with his. He wanted it just like his brothers!