Monday, August 22, 2011

in the kitchen

We spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen, cooking, cleaning, and then doing it all over again... Rylee is usually pretty preoccupied with all the fun cupboards to get into. I'm glad if it can keep her attention, keep her hands busy, and keep her out of anything that isn't safe for her to be in. Pots & pans are high on the list, she also enjoys pulling out each individual napkin from the cupboard to throw onto the floor. 

My newest busy hands activity came from an old box & several boxes of almost but not quite finished cereal (rice crispies, & cheerios). Just like a sand box, only safely edible, and the dogs clean up most of what gets thrown outside of the box. Win!

Rylee loves climbing in and out of the box, playing, and making noise with the cereal...and eating it too. And I love that she is in the same room, she is safe, and she is happy.

Cereal. A great snack...and fun too!

until next time,

Friday, August 12, 2011

fort building

There is something totally cool about building an in house fort. Its like a fortress, a bunker, a secret hiding place to protect you from the storm troopers (silly reference: Jer and I watched star wars yesterday.) and other boogers that are trying to get you... and just a good excuse to spend fun time together close and comfy!

I don't know if it was more for us or for her, but either way we all loved it.

until next time,

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Last Sunday we left from church to head for the beautiful mountains of Colorado. We went on a 4 day camping trip with some friends from church. It was so much fun to get to spend time together without technology or the hustle and bustle of everyday to cause distraction from one another's company. It was also a great reminder of just how awesome our creator is, and that He is in fact our creator! To spend time in fellowship with one another surrounded by the breath taking beauty of God's marvelous creation is so meditative; we all have come back home it seems with a calmer spirit, and a deeper reflection of our true priority in life = to Glorify Him in all that we do.

Rylee did great on the trip. She is quite a little camper! She enjoyed all of our hikes and the time we spent at the lake fishing. She even got to touch every fish we caught! I have a feeling this kid is a Colorado baby at matter what her birth certificate says.

Before leaving for our trip I finally convinced myself to get an Ergo. I've been looking at them forever and this trip gave me a perfect excuse to finally click buy. Rylee loved being in it, and it made all of our hiking and exploring adventures so much easier & therefor more fun!

Rylee is getting an early start in the art of fishing.

Our very first moose sighting of the trip!

Jeremy and I pride ourselves in cooking gourmet campfire meals. Anything you can cook on a stove you can cook on a campfire...and we did. We also are firm believers in delving into unhealthy amounts of junk food while camping....and we did that too. (Rylee got her fair share as well!)

On a rock in the Rocky Mountains. Happiness.

This picture was taken on a cliff overlooking the Larimee river below (waaaaay below). We sat here and had lunch one day, it was the perfect spot to take in all of God's glorious handy work!

While we were there we caught 13 fish, saw 4 moose, 7 deer, 2 beavers, 2 foxes, and had several little campsite chipmunk and woodpecker friends! Wildlife is one of the best parts about camping off in the mountains, and I am so glad Rylee got to see and experience it all.

We really do miss the clear Colorado air. We can not wait to get back!

until next time,