Friday, September 23, 2016


We enjoyed the hot temperatures one last time today as cooler weather is coming tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Tate found a snake by the shed today so I had to go kill it. I would call it medium sized but still way too big for my irrational fear of snakes. I didn't kill it with the first blow from my shovel and it slithered into the shed so I had to bludgeon the thing to death. I was shaking when I got done. I don't know what it is about snakes but they terrify me. 

Monday, September 19, 2016


We had s giant spider build a web on our sliding door. The girls have enjoyed looking at it. Tonight it was wrapping up bugs as they were getting caught in the web. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016


We visited a friend and her daughter today and went to lunch with them at a fun little place. Tate took the girls for their first ride on the power wheels. Audrey loved it and keeps asking for a ride. Ellie cried!  Audrey wanted to potty after supper so I put them both on the toilet and Ellie did it!!!  

Friday, September 16, 2016


All the kids played together so sweetly this morning. Tate was dancing with the girls and playing ring around the rosy. Audrey was tugging at her clothes and said "off. Potty!"  She loves her book about going potty and I think I might need to hide it until she is ready to actually potty train. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A day

Today was a day!  The girls were on a path of destruction. They could not stay out of trouble unless they were being entertained by me. Tate got an early Christmas present. He has been DYING to have a Power Wheels. He originally had his mind set on a big pickup one that was crazy expensive. I talked him into a cheaper model and got it for him early so he could enjoy it before it gets cold. They make some with a thing called monster traction so they can go better on rough terrain. This thing is a beast. Tate ran it until the battery died. He was so excited that he ended up waking up the girls from their naps and couldn't go to sleep tonight. 

Monday, September 12, 2016


I have been on "single mom" duty for a while. Brett was gone to his cousin's bachelor party all weekend. He cut corn late today and then went to a fire meeting. The kids were good all weekend but Tate was very tired and crabby today. He hasn't been sleeping well again. I got groceries this morning and Ellie wouldn't stop hitting Audrey. She would make her cry and then kiss her.