Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Uncle Billy at it Again

Counting Board

I saw this homemade counting board online (can't remember the website or I would give credit).  It's just egg cartons glued to foam board.  We count cereal, raisins, packing peanuts, etc.  


Poppy trying to eat the packing peanuts

Olive gives them a try.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Papa's Thanksgiving

Here's an article in which my dad was featured.  Enjoy!

Very Thankful, by Michele Gerlach

Playing in the Leaves

Gotta love leaves! I raked up a small pile so that Olive and Poppy could play in them. There is just something about a pile of leaves that screams fun.  


I threw a handful of leaves at Poppy.

She was more interested in the rake.

Poppy and Pop-pop

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Poppy sang the entire alphabet by herself today. So proud!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gymboree Halloween Party

Sunday, we attended the Halloween Party at Gymboree.  Olive was a peacock, and Poppy was a bee.  I was Woody from Toy Story, and Jill was Jessie.  I made Jill dress up.  No other adults were dressed up.  Sorry, Jill.

Almost a good picture of all of us at once

Even worse, but you can see more of Olive's costume in this one.  She also had a tail, but she wouldn't wear it.

Eagerly waiting for the party to start

Gymbo was dressed like a lion

Picasso pumpkin

Singing the Alphabet, Sort Of

They usually sing the alphabet much better than this, but this is what I caught on camera! Enjoy!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkins on Pumpkins

The last blog post was about apple picking at Milburn Orchards.  About a week prior, we went just to explore and have fun.  Here are a few pictures from that outing.






So tall!

Quick story about this next picture... Poppy was obviously having a great time in the tiny wooden school bus. I climbed in with her, and Olive was in there too.  It was a crowded bus that day, as there were 3 other kids and 3 other adults crammed into the 8 seats.  Poppy would not let anyone else have a turn as the driver, so I had to physically remove her from the bus kicking and screaming!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Apple Picking

We spent the morning at Milburn Orchards in Elkton, MD, with friends. All the trees are dwarf trees so that children can pick their own apples! Of course, Poppy and Olive could not resist tasting every apple in sight.

Olive tasting her first freshly picked apple

Poppy tasting her first freshly picked apple
There is a huge shadow on her, but I couldn't resist!

Keep your hands off my apple!

Look at all those apples!

Olive showing our friend M. the apples

Olive in the wind

Olive trying to hold her friend's hand

The end of this video is the best.  Poppy says good-bye to her friends.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mommy!

Boy, am I late on this!  Jill's birthday was October 12.  Unlike last year, we acknowledged her true age.  I made a cake, frosted it, and let the kids decorate it.  They had fun tasting all the decorations.

This was the finished product.

Poppy testing the frosting

Olive after testing the frosting

Icing from the tube

Jill and her cake

Jill and Poppy

The family

Happy Birthday, Jill!