Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I so love the colors. The air seems cleaner and crisper. The only downfall of fall is I know winter is not far behind. Yuk.
Missouri has beautiful places to see the changing of trees, and usually October is the best time. We have had plenty of rain so the colors should be really good this year.
Sounds like a girls trip to the local winery to enjoy the changing trees....ya think?
Things I love about Fall:
1. The smell of burning leave and Bonn-fires.
2. Warm days and cool nights.
3. The amazing colors of the trees.
4. Sleeping with the windows open.
6. Lower utility bills.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
MD had to help Mikayla with some of her picking as she wanted ones from the tops of the trees. Typical girl always wanting something out of her reach!
He did however like showing me what he had picked.
I believe at this point MD had already eaten 3 apples and was waiting to see where the kids were.
I like watching MD with the kids outside of the house. They seem to get along MUCH better when not at home. Is that weird or what?
I guess at home there is always chores to do, homework to do, phone ringing, work to be done, what ever but when we are away from the house........................calm seems to come over everybody and we actually gt along. Hum....maybe we should leave home more often.
Mikayla seem to do a little more than pick apples, she kept bringing me flowers that she found. Wanting to know what they or what they were going to be and where it came from. I had nothing. I do not know flowers at all. Give me evergreens or trees and I am good to go, flowers not so much.
After we got back from apple picking we went to Cracker Barrel to eat.
I cannot tell you the last time we ate there. And again Devin grumbled (I think it was that we were close to home again). We told him he had to eat then we were going to Walmart to find his Air Soft gun (I hate these things by the way). He actually stopped complaining............................................for about 10 minutes. He really does not like family outings, shopping, eating, or what ever it is we would like to do. He would much rather stay home.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
He is very rarely in the mood to do any work around the house.
But I had a request from Rachael at Huse Blog is it Anyway to give a size reference to the AMAZING and FREAKISH things growing in my back yard... My bananas.
Sorry Rachael this is the best I could do. Maybe as the pod keeps lowering and getting closer to where I could actually reach it I can get something close to it for a better size reference.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
These pictures were taken on the 16th and OMG is all I have to say!
This this is HUGE!
Are we growing a pod? What in the world is this thing growing in my back yard? Is it going to turn into pod people and take one of my children? I mean seriously look at the size of the thing! Then I rounded to the back side of the plant (brave am I) and I found this:
It seems that one of the "pod" leaves came up and underneath some flowers grew. But are they not the strangest flowers ever?
Then the proverbial light bulb turned on.......the yellow stem like things behind the flowers...........yep they are the bananas! They are about two inches or so long. How tiny, but what is up with the rest of the pod? Will each leaf produce a bunch of bananas? Holy cow (where did we come with that...Holy cow....are cows holy) that will be a lot of bananas. I think they better hurry up because it has been strangely cool this summer and I fear that if they wait much longer it will be too cold and MD will be chopping down the trees to put away for next year.
Stay tuned for more banana growth!
So, get on over there and stick your mug up there!
Friday, September 05, 2008
Felicia keeps hers thicker but they are still about half the size they use to be! Poor girl, inherited the hair from me that was for sure.
Now Mikayla has decided that it is time for her (not that I blame her). Even though she has blonder hair that Felicia and I she wanted them done. She is also wearing the same size shoes as I and only 2 pant sizes smaller!
I am not ready for her to grow up yet! Any way I can get her to stop????
Yes I am still without a camera.......these were taken with Felicia's which of course is gone to school with her. I went to the store yesterday to get one and the one I wanted (and could afford) was out of stock. Of course it was, it was on sale! I asked them to get another shipped to the store and they said they would try. I guess I will check in tomorrow. Hopefully I will have a new one soon.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
This is my idea of what Santa actually looks like.
Last year I found the "Santa Claus Blog" and showed it to my kids (ages 12 - 19). We all now follow him throughout the year. I believe we would all be better people to live in fantasies every once in a while. Or at least we could all smile a bit more if not happier. My kids forgot for a while what Christmas was for......not just getting presents. MD and I are on a mission to get them to remember what Christmas is for. Even if you are of a religion not christian, and do not do the whole Jesus born thing. This particular holiday just seems to ...................................
Oops there I go again, on a rant. We will save that rant when I am more ready to bark back at nasty people responses. Just check out the site some time. It is really cute to see the travels of Santa Clause on his time off.