Monday, October 31, 2011

Special gift

When our friends from Canada came to visit, they brought our youngest kids a special gift. This is a hand made rocking horse that his dad made for their two children. Since their kids are now too big for it, they kindly thought of us and passed on the joy!! Our youngest one has a ball on it!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday fun

We love our Saturdays because Daddy stays home and we can spend some much needed time with him!! So today, Daddy had a surprise in store for us. We were heading to Cincinnati to visit a ...... GROCERY STORE. Ohhh, but this is no regular grocery store!! This is Jungle Jim's!

We didn't know what to expect but when we got there, we loved it!! The place is HUGE. It has aisles for every culture you can think of. We went through the Asian cuisine, German, Indian, Hispanic, Italian, Middle Eastern, Greece, Sweden, England....and I know I have forgotten some. England was done with the theme of Sherwood Forest (Robin Hood and all), Seafood was done with the Gilligan's Island, Asian had the dragon streamers etc..... What fun! When we first walked in, you come to the Olive Pit where they sold every type of olive you can think of. Then the cheese aisles......oh my!!! I didn't know there were soooooo many different types of cheese all over the world (all listed under their country). They even had goat milk, sheep milk and bull milk cheese :) The kids loved the live fish biopond with all sorts of fish and lobster for sale. The hot sauce aisle had a big fire truck, the frozen aisle was done in penguins, and oh the candy much candy!!!....There was a big mechanical soup can that talked, the cereal aisle had the Lucky charms guy, the rabbit and some other character all in a band singing....I could go on. It was such a fun place to go. Here are some pics of the entrance into the store.... (no pictures allowed inside the building)

Friday, October 28, 2011


What a difference a day or so can make! Baby, it's cold outside :)
Today required hats and winter coats for our outside adventures. ....and of course I have pictures....

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Yesterday (and today)

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful out, so I grabbed the camera and took some pics. I still have trouble playing with the lighting and figuring out where the sun should be situated to reduce shadowing but overall they turned out nice :)
**added a few more taken today.

And to update on the headache....yes it is gone for the most part now. Thank you all for asking (and praying). I get dizzy though whenever I lay down which I know is a symptom of pregnancy, I've just never had it with any of my other ones! Sunday at church I had to hang on to hubby's arm because I suddenly was hit with it for some reason.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Last pics from the weekend

Here are some pics from my friends camera. (I wish I could crop and edit my photos)

Monday, October 24, 2011

more pics of Saturday

A few more snake pics from my friends camera........

Here are more pictures from our trip to the Creation Museum with our friends. Our girl has loved camels ever since she was very, very little, so I was excited for her to be able to ride one!! This is Gomer and the kids enjoyed their bumpy ride very much :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Snakes Alive!

Today was so much fun. I think this part was the kids favorite! We went to see the Snakes Alive presentation at the Creation Museum and the kids were very VERY hands on as you will see. They absolutely loved every minute of it!
(Yes, mommy did hold a snake too!)