September 27, 2016

The La Croix Box Monster

As you can see, our recycling bin doubles as the kids' toy bin...

Stella Found My Empty La Croix Boxes

September 26, 2016

Glorious Sunset

What a glorious sunset! We enjoyed this beauty from our backyard deck. My iPhone camera barely does it justice.

Lexington Sunset

September 13, 2016

Stella's Train Creation

Stella asked if she could make "something" on the deck today, so I let her carry out a number of items from the house. The next thing I know, she was hollering, "Choo! Choo!"

Stella's Train

I just love her imagination!

September 11, 2016

Nannine Clay Wallis Arboretum

Today, we headed up to Paris, Kentucky to check out the Nannine Clay Wallis Arboretum. Although this site was a bit of a letdown, we did get to see a couple of cool flowers, a ginormous ginkgo tree, and a snake... which made the kids day.

Nannine Clay Wallis Arboretum Collage

September 10, 2016

White Hall State Historic Site

Today, we had the opportunity to tour the historic White Hall mansion located in Richmond, Kentucky. What a beauty!

White Hall Mansion

White Hall, built in the late 1700's, was the home of Kentucky legislator Cassius Marcellus Clay. He was an anti-slavery newspaper publisher, politician, soldier, and Minister to Russia through the Lincoln, Johnson, and Grant administrations.

White Hall Mansion in Richmond, Kentucky

September 9, 2016

Porter's Thorough Supply List

Porter told me he had a list of supplies he would like. He dictated that list to me:

Porter's Wishlist

He is certainly thorough.

September 8, 2016

Daddy's Little Preschooler

Daddy arranged his work schedule so he could be there to drop Stella off at preschool this morning. She was definitely happy to have him!

Daddy & Stella

September 6, 2016

Stella's First Day of Preschool

Oh, my sweet little girl! She's officially a preschooler now! Dropping her off just about broke my heart, but she couldn't have been more excited. I'm counting the minutes until I can pick her up and hear all about her time there. With Stella, she will have plenty stories to tell!

Stella Starts Preschool

As you can tell from the video below, she is ready to begin!

September 5, 2016

Blu's Doppelganger

Here's Blu posing with her very own doppelganger at Grandma Bev's abode...

Blu and Her Doppelganger

And here's Blu giving her doppelganger the evil eye for stealing her signature look...

Blu Giving the Evil Eye

There can only be one Blu!