January 29, 2016

Yummy Birdseed Ornaments

The birds agree... the seed ornaments were a success! We had several feathered friends stop by for a meal today.

Bird Seed Ornaments

January 24, 2016

For the Birds, Day II

Our birdseed ornaments were a success! Now let's see if the birds agree...

Hanging the Birdseed Ornaments

January 23, 2016

For the Birds

On this cold Saturday afternoon, Porter and I decided to try our hand at making bird seed ornaments. We found the recipe (which consisted of birdseed, unflavored gelatin, flour, and corn syrup) on Birds & Blooms website. The mixing process was the best part!

Mixing Our Birdseed Concoction

After mixing everything together, we put our birdseed concoction into ornaments and will have them set overnight. We're excited to see the results tomorrow!

January 21, 2016

The Greatness of Mega Bloks

Thank the Lord for Mega Bloks. They really are a wonderful toy for any family with children from ages 1 and up. Both Porter and Stella play with them daily to build robots, cars, buildings, walls, pets... you name it, they have probably built it. We love, love this toy and have for years!

Here's a very poorly made video of Stella playing with her blocks and bossing her Momma:

January 18, 2016

Swimming in Lexington

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the kids and I got a chance to tag along with Daddy on his drive down to Lexington, Kentucky for Smucker business. Just like our last visit in November, we were once again fortunate enough to stay at the Embassy Suites which has a truly fantastic pool. The kids couldn't have been more pleased!

Porter & Stella Swimming

Stella is especially fond of water. If she could stay in the pool all day, she definitely would!

Stella Baby in the Pool

January 11, 2016

Play-Doh Princess

Miss Stella loves herself some Play-Doh! She is guaranteed to play with the stuff at least 30 minutes every day. She loves to cut it (using plastic scissors, of course), roll it, use cookie cutters on it, and mix it with all sorts of different colors. She always has a blast!

Stella Loves Play-Doh!

January 7, 2016

Surpassed His Parents

Porter has officially surpassed the drawing abilities of both his parents...

Porter's Robot Drawing

January 4, 2016

Porter Reading to Daddy

The tables have turned! Porter is now reading to Daddy!

Porter Reading to Daddy

Snow Has Come

Our Ohio snow has finally fallen, and Porter could not be more excited!

Porter and the Snow