Life in the Wight House

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Funny Kids

The other day Zachery was picking on Savannah (a favorite pass time of his). Savannah asked "Mommy, I want to take Zachery back to the baby store." I asked, "What baby store?" Savannah stated "You know, the one in Idaho!"

Later that day we drove through the country towards the forest for a friday night camping trip. We drove past a cow ranch and Savannah got so excited " Look, black deer!" RJ said "No, that's not deer, those are black horses!" Have we lived in the city to long??? And my kids only think cows are black and white? Come on, we only left Idaho a year ago. Yikes! My kids are becoming to city. Not sure how I feel about that.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Camping Trip

We went to the Peaks of Otter State Park during Labor day weekend and camped with the Malone family. It was a lot of fun. Our camp site was awesome, thanks to Chris for picking out the prefect spot. The kids loved playing in the forest and finding caterpillars and fishing at the near by lake. We enjoyed hot dogs and marshmallows over the camp fire. We hit our tent and got the kids settled in their sleeping bags just before a huge rain storm hit. But it made for a nice refreshing cool night. We can't wait for another family camping trip. Fall is definitely camping season here in Virginia.

With the darkness disguising his activity, Zachery was easily able to sneak a candy bar off the table while mommy was busy making smores for the other kids. I think he enjoyed his treat.

The Malone's were in charge of breakfast in the morning and they brought eggs to warm our bellies. We brought the camp stove but neither one of us thought about bringing a frying pan. Oops! Luckily, we had a small mesh kit and we were able to cook one breakfast at a time.
It was a fun experience.

The babies warming themselves by the fire.

RJ, Zach, Ethan, and Savannah. (We're missing little Tanner)

Savannah loved the worms, go figure.

RJ caught his very first ever fish. He was so excited!!!!

Mmmm, enjoying some red vines on the way home.

New Favorite Toy

This is one of RJ's toy jig saws. Zach loves that it makes noise and he likes to fix the walls every chance he gets. So cute.

"Class Dance"

Our little dancer took a dance class this summer. She of course loved it! She calls her class "Class Dance" most of her statements seems to get backwards, it is pretty cute.
This class involved ballet, tap, and tumbling. Her teacher said she was a natural. We think so to.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Johnson's Orchards

One Saturday afternoon we decided to take a family trip to a near by orchard. It was a beautiful drive through Bedford County. The weather was hot but not too awful and the kids had fun picking their very own apples and peaches, well everyone except RJ who complained about the heat and the no-see-ems. Those knats were awful and he didn't have a hat or sunglasses to help avoid the annoyance.
RJ had come to this orchard before with his kindergarten class last fall. He remembered this wax figure and wanted a picture with him but wanted to be as far away of it as possible. The figure stood on an uneven piece of wood. Savannah happened to step on the edge of the wood and the figure teetered a little, this spooked the kids and we soon left this corner of the orchard shop.
This little room is the public John.
Off to the apple picking.

Finding a caterpillar.

RJ swatting at the no-see-ems and complaining that he wanted to go back home.

Mmmmmm, Peaches! This is what I was excited about getting.

And later that week Savannah and I canned 16 jars of peach jam.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

We have an Orange Belt in the House!

Friday, September 10
Eight weeks has passed since RJ received his yellow belt
and now he is ready to advance to the next belt.

Receiving his Orange belt

Can you see the joy on his face?!

RJ with Josh, one of his class mates.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sharing More Pages

Title: Best Friend
Assignment: Use the same photo 3 or more times
Supply Link: click here

Title: Thank You Card
Assignment: Use a digital layout template in a new way
Supply Link: click here

Title: Preschool Adventure
Assignment: Back to School
Supply List: click here

(This was created for a friend for an assignment last year. It was finally published! Amy, I think I already sent you a copy. If I didn't let me know and I'll get it to you.)

Title: You Are My Joy
Assignment: Use 2 colors (black and white are freebies)
Supply List: click here