Thursday, October 21, 2010

Macaroni and Cheese! WooHoo!

Adalli's first (documented) bites of Macaroni and Cheese. Needless to say she LOVED it!
She is getting so big! She crawls all over, has 5 teeth, says and waves bye-bye and dadda, claps, plays "so big" and gets into all of her older siblings things! She is such a joy to have around and I thank God every day for the healthy beautiful children He has so richly blessed us with!
This is a pocket bib that I was given by a friend. I always thought that the pockets were really just for show because I never thought they would actually catch anything. I was mistaken! There is a small pile of veggies and noodles in this pocket. I suppose that if you compare the amount in here to the amount on the floor it is pretty safe to say that it doesn't catch much but at least the food caught in here can be eaten, unlike the food that falls on the filthy floor! It truly amazes me how I can sweep every day at least 3 times but still end up with Adalli's knees getting brown from crawling all over. I blame it on the constant cloud of dust that seems to hover over my house on these dry days! I am so very thankful for the sunshine that comes from the dry days and in the end a filthy house is worth the crisp mornings and warm afternoons full of sunshine!
O Praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise Him, all ye people. For His merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth forever. Praise ye the Lord! Psalm 117

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quick Trip to Illinois

We spent a couple days in Illinois at Aunt Kay and Uncle Ben's house a couple weeks ago. We had lots and lots of fun crammed in two days! This is a picture of a tug boat pushing a barge up the river. Johnathon was really interested in it.
We had a picnic lunch by the river and spent an hour throwing rocks in to the big river. It was 80 degrees and so beautiful!
Ben took us all to a neat park in Clinton,IA and it had this really neat castle we could climb up and look over the river and the valleys. The trees were beautiful.
Fulton, IL is a small dutch community a lot like Pella. We were able to visit the wind mill there. It was built then brought over from Holland. It was so neat to see how everything worked inside. They really grind grain in it, and we were able to watch it spin and feel the grain after it came out of the stones. I highly recommend stopping. The best part about it is, it was donations only so you did not have to pay for the tour unless you felt like donating.

Monday, October 18, 2010


After carving out our pumpkins we headed to the pond to take in a little fishing.

The fish were pretty tiny but we had a great time and enjoyed the warm fall weather!