Tuesday, October 4, 2016

September! Welcome Fall!!!

Welcome Fall! Everyone in our home loves this time of year :) Cooler weather and lots of fun activities!

Rose got started with all her 'firsts': Dance (actually this is her 3rd year!), swimming, 3-Day Preschool, and Piano. She says she loves everything :)

We also made an impromptu camping trip. Justin was just going to spend a day at 'Buses by the Depot' at Green Lane, but we made it a family event and camped for two nights. It was lots of fun; Justin got tips on the bus restoration and some new parts and Rose and I made some friends.

Fall also means lots of fires and s'mores!

 Rose also loves the hammock on starry nights!

When we visit Daddy at work, Rose helps out too!

All that work builds up a big appetite!

Justin and I also scored some adult time

Before another fun family day at the zoo with Rose!

ALL the rest of the stuff:

our garden is still producing :)

Whiskers, Lily, and Rose enjoy play time...not so much for Whiskers really :(

Lily is such a sweet and fun puppy! She's growing a bit, loves cheese and peanut butter, and HATES being woken from naps!

Rose also loves selfies

And her twirly dresses!

Love my girl :)

Saturday, September 3, 2016

August...last of summer fun with lots of new fun about to begin!!!

We ended July with a fabulous blueberry zucchini cake with my special helper decorating :)

And took that yummy cake to a pool party!

Rose started August off with a week full of fun!
First we headed to the Lehigh Valley Zoo with some friends.
Everyone enjoyed feeding the birds
 Rose was so excited to have friends to walk around with

And on our way out we got to play in the creek!

Rose's cousins came at the end of the week and we all went to Chocolate World!  

We also hung out at local parks

 And Rose introduced her cousins to her favorite yogurt place :)

The cousins were visiting for the annual clam bake.
When they weren't enjoying delicious food...

They were getting wet on the water slide!!!

We had a family trip back to the Crayola factory and found even more stuff to do on this trip. 

We had a mommy-daughter trip to a local trampoline park, Rose loved doing the balance beam and falling into the blocks.

Rose completed her summer reading program at the local toy store and got a prize!

We made a trip to see great-grandma Bechtel!!!

When Rose goes to Nana and Pop's house the crafts come out! Especially glitter glue!!!

 Our garden is also doing very well. We are still getting lots of tomatoes and some squash. We also have planted a couple plants to harvest in the fall.

I guess we planted the pumpkin too early...

but it made a fun activity for glitter glue!

And our sunflowers are growing, even bigger than Rose's cute head!

We spent the last weekend of the month at Rose's favorite ride place: Knoebels!!! And not one, but two days were spent running from ride to ride!!!

Camping overnight was a success, except for Justin's air mattress deflating :(

Our spot was beautiful!!!

More fun moments:

Rose came to me one morning and wanted to wear our matching shirts, LOVE LOVE LOVE her!

 She also got daddy to help her design a trash bag dress, it was lovely!

Whiskers loves to hide, but Rose is a pretty good seeker!

Who doesn't love some cheesey chips, she gets this from her momma :)

More craft time! The messier the better!

What What?!?!?! Mommy and Daddy had a dinner date with a real babysitter! Rose loved it and we will definitely be doing this again!