Archive for November 15th, 2010

our first fire of the season!

i think the title says it all, really ๐Ÿ™‚

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it is only in the low 50’s but that is close enough for us to light that fireplace up!

we do like our fires, don’t we?

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a stove that folds and can fit in your back pocket does wonderful things with cheese.

right after our last camping trip, jon tried a little experiment when we got home.

he thought he would see what he could cook on his little backpacking stove besides water and oatmeal…ย  so he tried grilled cheese…

and they turned out pretty good – so good, in fact, that jasper lilith asks for them all the time!

“daddy, please cook me a cheese sandwich on the little foldy stove?!”

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and he usually does!

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he sits out at jasper’s table on the patio and grills up sandwiches for them both – for some reason, i find this very cute ๐Ÿ™‚

the dogs, of course, hope for scraps ๐Ÿ™‚

a good saturday!

just right down the road, there is a nature preserve that we have been meaning to go to for, oh, months, i’d say…ย  and saturday, we finally did!

it was good weather and we had the time so we headed on over to check it out and thankfully, it was A Good Find!

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there are marsh boardwalks that we (i.e. jasper) ran around for a while before we headed into the woods…

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off she goes – does she look empowered or what?

she is so tall – those are 4T pants she is wearing and they are high waters on her!ย  you can literally see her ankles – they went into the consignment bin as soon as we got home ๐Ÿ™‚

you can always tell when kids this age dress themselves, can’t you?

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gotta be point girl ๐Ÿ™‚

there were a bunch of different trails all over the preserve – several thousands of acres dedicated to preservation – i am so excited this is so close to our house!

some of the trails were marshy boardwalks, some were flat islands (that you crossed over to on little levees or raised paths) but some were steep, little ridges of narrow paths…ย  when we came to the steep and skinny paths, jasper had to move to the middle and she did not like that!

“but mama, i need to be in front!ย  i can’t be in the middle ofย  you guys!”

suffice it to say, she stayed in the middle ๐Ÿ™‚

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if she is in front, she RUNS…ย  if she is in the back, she dawdles (and picks up everything to put in her poor pockets)…

i guess compared to those two options, the middle is pretty boring, isn’t it?

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here she is trying to sweet talk me into picking her up and carrying her ๐Ÿ™‚

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it didn’t work…ย  but it was a close call ๐Ÿ™‚

we will definitely be going back to hit the trails we didn’t get to this time!

skeletons, zombies and dress up…

this is what happens to jasper’s halloween costumes – they turn into dress up clothes until she can’t wear them anymore…

she still wears her purple princess outfit from last year!ย  it is almost at her knees now but hey, she doesn’t seem to mind ๐Ÿ™‚

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for some reason, this little scene tickled me:ย  all dressed up like a princess and what is she doing?

watching daddy survive in a mutant-filled, post-apocalyptic computer game ๐Ÿ™‚