Sunday, September 18, 2016


We went camping this weekend. 
Somewhere outside of Socorro. Red Rock, maybe?
We met some of Jacob's family there so there we lots of cousins, hotdogs and marshmallows.

Dirty, whiny Caleb.

photo credit: Archie. he found these mushrooms and showed them to me.

The boys with cousin Hartley. They found this TP out there and thi is how I found out about it...
 Archie: Mom, there's a TV out here.
Me: A TV??
Archie: Yes, a TV but not like the kind you watch, the kind like the Indians built.
Me: Oh a Teepee!

 Everyone but Lulu and I went on a hike. While they all hiked. Lulu, my camera and I fed the fire and took a walk.

 She got MAD when I started taking photos of flowers without her in the frame. So she got right by the flowers and started posing.

Photo credit: Lulu

Our little walk together was my favorite part of camping. I also enjoyed seeing family and being out in nature. God created a beautiful Earth for us.

It was really cold there over night and Lulu was not keeping her blanket on so I shared my sleeping bag with her and we cuddled all night. So I still need to catch up on sleep a little.

Also, now that we have our own tent, we will need to go camping more (next year when it's a bit warmer.) Maybe Lulu and Caleb will be able to keep their blankets on better.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Ballet Boy

 He might be a little shy about everything, but Caleb is in ballet and he is enjoying it. He is in the 3 year old class and there's another boy and 2 girls in class. They are working on a show for December and I cannot wait!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Archie The Artist

 Archie was telling me all about the art he drew one afternoon while the littles were sleeping. I just loved how the light hit his face and how excited he was to share this with me that I pulled out my camera and photographed just a couple of the drawings. 

Our Latest Horse Ride

School has started and so we've been waking up before the sun to get both boys to their riding lessons. This won't last much longer, with the sunrise coming later each day as fall approaches but Archie was too excited about riding to be left out and after school is busy with naps and dinner and family time and sessions...

Soon it will just be Caleb riding. Which was kind of the plan. He has a speech delay and I heard that ridding horses can help. So this is for him! Also, we just signed him up for ballet, which he is so excited about! I might try to get a photo before or after next class next week. And blog more later about it. For now our latest ride, and maybe Archie's last of the school year.

 Archie practiced writing in the dirt while Caleb rode.
 Lulu insisted that she got a turn...

 This is where they mount and she went over all on her own.

 These are some happy kids!