Friday, July 8, 2011

Fishing, Fishing, Fishing!

Gideon and Johnathon are getting big enough to go fishing mostly by themselves; which is wonderful for me because I am not a huge fan of putting worms on hooks or taking fish off the hooks. But I do love to sit and watch them work together at catching a big one!

Grandma and Grandpa's pond is a perfect spot for catching little blue gill and also some pretty good size cat fish and bass. It is always fun to see what they have on the end of their line.

Addi got in on some of the action when we stuck a couple little fish in a bucket and let her splash around with them! She loves the water but is not real happy when a fish grazes her fingers.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Rachel!

This is what happens when I turn my back for a second before frosting the cake. Needless to say the bench was quickly relocated! Thank goodness for Chocolate frosting, it hides holes very well.

Rachel turned 7 years old on June 12th. Wow where does the time go? She continues to grow more and more beautiful every day! She enjoys helping me around the house but will quickly go with dad if he says it is okay. She loves to fish and explore with her brothers and is always drawing and making me special pictures and stories. She is reading very well also and does a wonderful job reading to Adalli when I am busy!

We had a birthday party in our new house for Rachel and it was so nice to have a spot to fit everyone! In our little house we were always stepping over kiddos and adults. Now we can enjoy big gatherings without the cramped feeling! Praise the Lord!