Monday, October 27, 2008

Hog Wild!

We tailgated at the Garton's on Saturday before the game. They keep a house for all of their family and friends to hang out right across from the stadium. We sat outside, played baggo and drank beer. Dana brought Jax and Stella was fascinated with him. She ended up getting in that bouncy seat and hanging out for about thirty minutes. She doesn't want to give up being a baby! Which is fine with me. Stella wore her new cheerleader outfit and she was a huge hit! We didn't go to the game, but we hung out over at the Brezinskis' house. They rented the game, cooked their famous purple chicken, and had a bonfire. We had so much fun and wore Stella out! She slept like... a baby!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Taylor, Stella and Clint
My first fish. Look close, it's a little one!

Look at the fishie!

On monday afternoon we went with Uncle Sean over to his friend Clint's land in Goshen. It is beautiful... gated, landscaped, fire pit and a giant pond stocked with all kinds of fish. We took Stella's barbie fishing rod and spent some time fishing. We all caught fish... mostly perch. (Like I know what that is!) There were catfish too. I caught my first fish and also hooked myself in the back. Awesome!! I am not cut out for fishing. But we had a great time and Stella LOVED the wiggly fish. Then she wanted to get into the tractor and didn't want to get out! It was a fun day.... Thanks Clint and Uncle Sean!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Lakehouse mornings....

Hanging out at the lakehouse with my family... enjoy your weekend!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Punkin patch...

We went to the pumpkin patch on Friday afternoon with our friends Addie and Anya. We dressed the girls in matching halloween outfits and picked them both up early from school. After an essential McSnack, we headed over to the "patch" on Old Wire Road. For being at a church, this pumpkin patch was really good! And the girls loved it. They were in great moods and thought it was so cool. Now every time Stella sees a pumpkin, she squeals "PUMPKIE!!" . She gets excited! So we got five pumpkins... One big one for daddy, medium one for momma, small one for bebe, and two teeeeeeny ones for the puppies. Our whole family has pumpkin representation! I am definitely feeling the holiday spirit creeping in. Who knows, maybe soon you will see me stocking up on Christmas decorations at Hobby Lobby!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Gulley Park

We went to Gulley Park last Saturday to try to soak up some of the last few warm, sunny days we will have for awhile... Stella was in heaven. We took the wagon, of course, and we ran around and played forever. She even went down the slides by herself. About halfway down the slide she realized that it was hot, and she wanted OFF! I don't blame her! Nothing like the burn of the back of your legs sticking to the slide!! I love having a place for her to run free with the puppies!

Trying out some video.... I haven't done this before so this is a trial run. This video is Stella and Anya playing in our backyard with the pups... it is really short. You might need to stop my music player to hear it. Hope it works!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Stella's Favorite Things

L.A.M.B shoes from Bella Jacks. The cutest! And they stay on, even when you buy them big, so they last a lot longer. And they are so Fancy! I hate tennis shoes but Stella can't exactly wear heels on the playground, now can she?

She loves this book because it is interactive. The original and still the best!!

Don't even get me started on this one. I swear she will go to high school with one of these. OH WELL!!! This is her favorite kind, but in a pinch she will take whatever we've got. It is a SERIOUS addiction!
Everytime she sees her wagon, she squeals. It was a birthday gift and it is still her favorite thing... way better than a stroller! And convenient at the park.
I got Stella this Dora stuffed doll in Las Vegas and it goes almost everywhere with her. It is already getting holes in it. A great investment!!
Her puppies are her favorite toy and they love her too. Sophie loves to give her french kisses, and Stella puckers up for them! As soon as we pull into the garage every day, she says COCO!! COCO!! and she can't wait to chase them around.

Possibly the coolest kid's show EVER. It is a little wacky but it is a lot better than every other kid's show and it really keeps Stella's attention. They have great beats and she dances the whole time she watches it. They also have celeb guests teach "dancey-dances" and bands like the Ting Tings, The Shins, and other indie bands perform. Love it!! "There's a party in my tummy" is the funniest song! You Tube it!

If I think of any more then I will post them... that's all for now!