Monday, August 30, 2010

Piano Man

These photos were taken at the Zanesfield Methodist Church while we were waiting for Breanna's bridal shower to start. Grandma Burrey and Dane were playing the piano together.

Just precious.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Playdate @ The Zoo

We decided to take advantage of the cooler weather and the fact that school is back in session to take Dane & Rylee to the zoo. It was really nice, not too busy, not too hot.

A little shark riding.

A little alligator gazing

We stopped by the polar bear exhibit before we left. Turns out that's where most of the people were, it was packed! This is the best part about the zoo now. The polar bears are extremely playful and entertaining. Dane and Rylee loved to watch them jumping and swimming. I would love to go back again and get some pictures/video when there are less people around.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Could it be?

This past week has been very fall like.

Could it be that this trip to Kay's pool was one of our last?

Although her pool is heated :)
We just might be able to squeak in a few more times!

Momo Peterson has been watching Dane every Wenesday for the last month or so and they have been making trips over to her neighbors house. Dane just loves it and it growing quite fond of Kay.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mariana's World

Last Monday while I had my nieces and nephew over I laid Dane down for a nap after lunch I decided to lay down myself. This is a rare occasion, I ended up falling asleep too for about 40 minutes. When I woke up Kelvin and Cat were asleep on the couch but Mari was sitting at the dining room table making this..........

I was so impressed. She's so creative.
It's just the cutest little Play-Do bedroom :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Up Up And Away!

We met up with friends and family Friday night for the All Ohio Balloon Fest. They had a record number of balloons this year, I think I heard 35!

Randi came and brought Cat and Mari!

It was hot, hot, hot when we 1st got there but when the sun started to set it was just perfect! I think Dane had a great time. He is so spoiled, Aunt Randi kept buying him balloons when his popped and Joel bought him a slushy.

My BEAUTIFUL Nieces, Cat & Mari.
They don't come any cuter than this!

Our friends Chuck & Michelle with Dane's friend Rylee.

The balloons come back later in the evening and set back up for the Balloon Glow.
So pretty.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Monday was a Funday

My niece Mariana came over Monday to play with Dane and later in the morning we left to pick up Kelvin and Cat from practices. While we were waiting for them to be done we played at the park. Dane just loves his cousins, and they are soo good with him!

Funny to see Dane playing at that park. In a few years he'll be starting school and having recess there :( but let's not think about that right now.

I took them to Subway before we came home. They are the sweetest kids! They all said thank you to me right when we walked in the door, what good polite kids!

I adore my family.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Veggies Galore

I'm about over this garden. Truthfully, I haven't weeded it in weeks! It's a complete mess right now. I'm alittle bothered by it, I really need to get out there. Maybe this weekend.

Here's a pic from a few weeks ago.
My romaine lettuce, green beans, cherry tomatoes, and summer squash.

Recently to become ripe.... my eggplant! Yum. I didn't grow this last year so I wasn't sure how it would do, but all 3 plants are thriving! This is the 1st eggplant I picked, I grilled it with tomatoes, and peppers.

Saw this recipe from Bobby Flay on All website.
It was super yummy!

More recently, My giant mess of tomatoes. Geez.
I've been putting tomatoes into everything.
-pureed and put into mac and cheese
-pureed and put into alfredo sauce
-fried green
etc, etc.

Pretty much we're eating them with every meal.

Mmmmm. BLT sandwiches!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Reception

On our way to pick up Randi and Ryan, we're on our way to our cousins wedding reception.

My cute little family :)

My cute little parents.

My cute little sister and her cute little husband.
This picture makes me giggle :)

and Dane who really LOVED the chocolate fountain and was licking his plate clean.

Congrats to Seth and Corie!
It's nice to see the family growing up and settling down to make their own little families.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Splash Pad Fun

Last Monday Dane and I went with my friend Jen and her two cuties Taylor and Lincoln to Springfield's Splash Pad. Jen and her crew had been a few times before but it was Dane and I's first time.

We had a great time and can't wait to go again!
Dane and his buddy Taylor (if you remember the kissing pictures, this is the same girl)

Thanks for taking so many great pics Jen!
If you wanna see more pics of the fun we had that day check out Jen's blog

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pie Bars

Another batch of blackerries picked from our surprise patch behind the garage. Mmmm, Now what to make? Came across a recipe for.....

Blackberry Pie Bars

It's basically a piecrust bottom with a lemony raspberry center and a crumbly topping. It was really good, but REALLY bad for you! I'm not even gonna tell you what went into these things. So, I had one piece, Dane had one piece and then we sent some over to mom's house to sample and took the rest to work. I can't have these things sitting around the house, I'd eat em' all!

The filling.
I wish I'd have added more lemon to the mix, but other than that, YUM!

The crust.
Made from scratch with little cubes of cold butter. (yikes!)

The end result.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

My Superhero!

This was totally Dane's idea.

A rescue pack, goggles and a bike..........Dane to the rescue!

Then he started to ROAR! (Are you scared yet?)

Then he added an umbrella to the mix. You never know when a rainstorm might pop up, as a superhero you must be prepared!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fishing @ Dusk

We finally broke down and bought Dane a fishing pole. He's been asking for his own pole for months. So Sunday evening when it cooled off a bit we rode the fourwheeler over to the neighbors pond to try it out. We had a few bites on the line but didn't catch anything and then Dane's attention span/patience wore out so we left.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fresh Picked

Brad and Dane found a small mess of raspberry bushes behind the garage on Saturday, we didn't even know those bushes were there! It's possible we just got to them before the deer did cause I've never noticed them before. They were able to pick a large bowl full, and Dane requested I make a "Strawberry Pie." Ha!

Mini Blackberry Tarts
1pkg piecrust
4Cups blackberries
3Tsp cornstarch
1/2Cup Sugar
lemon juice