Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Playing in the Dirt

I haven't been taking many pictures lately, hardly have any for April and May, which is so unlike me, but here is a mish-mash of pictures from the last 2 months.

Justin caught me taking his picture. LOL. I do try and sneak photos of him because he likes to make horrid faces when I point the camera at him. Teenagers!



Anabelle has played in the pool a few times, starting the swimming season off early. However, the weather has cooled down again so the pool is back to being too frigid for now. She checks it almost daily. ;-)



Anabelle buried the huge white sweet potato last year, I forget when. We decided to dig it up to see if anything grew. I was surprised that there were red SP that had grown under the big white one! We did try them for dinner, but they were too starchy. The leaves had died off a couple of times, but I think it was just from lack of water. I am working on prettying up the yard before we leave so it needed to come out anyway. She had fun digging them out, she loves playing in the dirt. :-)



We have season passes to Knott's Berry Farm and go a couple times a month. The kids love the rides, but some seem a little scary to Anabelle. She decided to try this one, a pendulum type swing. She would not smile for the camera, this was her first ride on it. But she ended up loving it and rode it twice on our last visit.



We went to our nieces baby shower at her new house. Baby was actually born a week before the baby shower, an emergency situation, but he's doing fine, and his mom and dad are over the moon happy! We are too! He'll be in the hospital for awhile so we're praying over him.

This is one of our younger nieces at the onesie decorating table. The kids decorated 2-3 each because it's too hard to resist just making one of course. LOL. They were good about waiting and letting others make some too before going back and making another.



Anabelle had fun decorating onsies, crafting is one of her favorite things to do.



Our other younger niece (sister to the above niece) made her new baby cousin an Angels inspired onesie with a fox and a dinosaur. (The Angels are the OC baseball team.)



And lastly...

I tried to sneak some pictures of Anabelle playing in the dirt this afternoon. I gave her some kitchen items that were destined for the recycle bin, knowing she'd love to play with them instead. She picked the spot under the tree where the grass won't seem to grow. (The lawn is suffering big time in this drought.) And she's been making mud pie and cake.



Then I see her going and getting water from the pool instead of the hose? There's a faucet right by where she's playing... silly girl.



Caught red handed. She was a bit embarrassed, LOL. Not that it matters that she takes water out of the pool really, but I reminded her there *is* a hose nearby.



She's a happy camper outside, using her imagination and playing in the dirt. I love that about her. She's so much like me when I was a kid. But I do still like to play in the dirt - gardening!



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4 comments:

Prims By The Water said...

oh how I remember making mud pies. How fun! I wouls be afraid to go on any rides. Too scary for me. Janice

Angie Berry ~ A Vintage Journey said...

Yes, I understand about the faces teenagers make when you try to take their picture. My daughter drives me crazy like that, haha!

What a cute idea to decorate onesies at a baby shower! And that is wonderful for the mom to be because you can never have enough onesies.

Anabelle reminds me so much of me when I was younger. I loved playing in the dirt and being outside. And I had dark brown shoulder hair like that. I'm glad you guys are enjoying your summer!

Terry said...

Hi Jessica!

Thank you so much for letting me know about the first two pictures on my blog! That was so kind of you. I think I fixed the problem. I haven't blogged in about 2 years, and so much has changed with computers. I was struggling to post my pictures. I greatly appreciate your comment.

I am glad that I had the opportunity to visit your blog. My children are adults now, and I miss having them playing and hanging out in our yard.

With gratitude,
Terry

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Jessica, your children are adorable. I have many memories with my sisters of making mud pies. hugs, Lecia