Sunday, September 30, 2007

Neat tricks that Mommy and Daddy are SO glad I learned.

Elspeth is trying to give Dactu "bunny ears" but it is HARD!

Oh, well, she improvises and lets Bodacious do the bunny ears for her.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Off to Curtis Orchard


Mamgu and Elspeth can't find their way out of the maze.

"Hold my hand, Dactu"

My favorite pumkin in the pumpkin patch

My beautiful dirty happy child . . .

A visit from Mamgu and Dactu

Elspeth and Dactu enjoy a quiet game

Mamgu reads "Yertle" to Elspeth (who doesn't get the message, but loves turtles)

Mamgu and Dactu have brought each girl Mickey ears
Elspeth shows Mamgu and Dactu her "happy thoughts" photo collection that she uses to ward off bad dreams.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Curtis Orchard with ETHAN!

Elspeth's first horse ride!

Playing in the train

Off to the pumpkin patch

Picking pumpkins

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Grandma comes to WORK

Elspeth wants to play in her backyard, we need someone strong and silent.
Ella thinks Grandma fits the bill :)


Looking North from the patio, nothing has ever grown there, and it looks neglected and lonesome.


Mommy hauled in 700 lbs of gravel, 240 lbs of top soil, 200 lbs of manure, a REALLY heavy bag of peat moss, and 14 bags of mulch. Grandma dug up innumerable hostas and trenches for landscaping effects.

The result is a shade garden, a raised herb bed, and a gravel play area for Elspeth Paige (she now loves the gravel as much as the sandbox).


The Northwest corner of the yard has been ignored for approximately our entire occupation of the house. We found a lot of brick when we started digging, and that was the beginning of an idea that became . . . . . .


A lovely curved bed that houses some bushes that were poorly placed against the house. This leads up to Ella's favorite spot in the yard, the gravel walk-way that houses her turtle sandbox.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Visiting Grandma and Grandpa

Elspeth looks for the peacock at Kingwood Center

Grandma helps Addie catch a little shut-eye before the party.

Cousin Sophia hangs with Carol

Regan and Adwen meet for the first time