Friday, June 23, 2017

Camille's birthday

Hey guys!πŸ™‹
 I've had a very busy week, with some of my sibling's karate camp in the mornings, and VBS at night, it's been kind of crazy. But I finally got everything out the other day, and I took the pictures for Camille's party, she was looking quite forward to it. πŸ™‚


It was a rather quiet party. They had found out the day before that the dogs LOVED chocolate covered strawberries, so Camille hadn't invited them. It was kind of peaceful. 

"Elizabeth, I don't think You're allowed to have that many strawberries."
"Why not?"
"We didn't make that many, you have to share."
"Nobody else is eating them."

Ruthie had brought her own drink, and had stayed in the tree for the entire time.

"Hey Ruthie," Kit said, "Are you ever going to come down from there?"

"Why would I? It's nice up here."
"I might eat your share of strawberries."

 Camille finished her cheetos and strawberries, and stood up. "Kit, can I open presents now?

 "Sure." Kit replied, sitting up and grabbing another strawberry.

 Kit popped the strawberry into her mouth, Camille plopped down and grabbed a present, Lea rescued the lemonade, and Ruthie climbed a little lower in her tree.

As Camille started unwrapping it, Kit snuck another strawberry, and Elizabeth started on a large serving of cheetos. 

*Insert suspenseful music* πŸ˜†

"Oooh, It's star wars, and fuzzy, I like it! ....but what is it?"
(A strawberry jumped into Kit's mouth)

"Bring it over here, and turn around." Ruthie said.
(Another strawberry disappeared from the tray)

"There you go, It's even got a hole for your bow to stick out!" Camille giggled happily.
(The missing strawberry was promptly eaten)

Camille started unwrapping another present. 
(Kit slipped yet another strawberry off the tray)

"Oh! Some new pajamas! They're so cute!"
(The unfortunate strawberry met it's doom)

She handed them to Lea, and pulled the last present, also the biggest, over towards her.
(meanwhile, another strawberry joined it's devoured brethren) 

"A build a bear box! I wonder what one I got?...."
(a hand crept towards to the tray)

"A bunny! It's so cute!"
(It's prize was devoured with haste)

"Thank you everybody!" Camille said.
"We're glad you liked them Camille." Kit replied around a mouthful of chocolate.

Camille jumped up. "Time for cake!" 

("Hey, who ate all the strawberries?!")

Before she went to bed, Camille wanted me to take her picture with all her presents, and-
Camille, are you going to take that off for bed?
No, I like it!
But you're not supposed to wear it to bed! Also, isn't it a little to hot?
A little....
Then how about-
No, I want to wear it.
Well, ok.....

Happy birthday Camille. πŸ’™

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

A random post

(sing to the tune of 'do you want to build a snowman')

Rey: Luke?

Will you teach me to be a jedi?
come on, let's go and train

You never come out any more
teach me before Kylo gets away

You used to fight in battles
but now you don't
wish you would tell me why!

Will you train me as a jedi?
I really really wanna be one

Luke: Go away.

Rey: Ok, bye....


I made that up a few days ago, I'm still working on the rest. πŸ˜†
I'm so excited for the last jedi! I mean, please!

*scowls* Luke better have a good explanation.
But I'm not here just for star wars! My mom had a picture of me with Hazel's baby brother, and I've updated the post with it, and I'm also putting it here.

(Please excuse my siblings feet)

Isn't he so cute? πŸ’™
Also, I couldn't decide what emoji to put on my face, because my face was a mix of the one on there and this one: 😴
But I went with the sunglasses. 😎 
It's raining right now. Nice and cool, but I can't walk up and down the driveway, eating lunch and talking to fictional characters in the rain, unless I want to get wet and annoy the characters, so I had to eat lunch on the porch, and chat there.
It was my mom and dad's anniversary yesterday. 16 years, wow. So to celebrate they went to bad daddy's the night before and left us. Again. We never get to go to bad daddy's! They have the best burgers ever!
But they took us to a park yesterday, and came with us when we went exploring down the creek, but we didn't get very far. Grown ups are SO. SLOW. But bringing them meant also bringing Princess, and she's having her frustrating fours, mixed with being spoiled baby of the family, which means she has tantrums over everything. Which means they had an excuse for being slow.
Also, when they were at bad daddy's, a friend from church came over to help watch us, because I can't watch all of them by myself, and she brought her husband and three small kids, and taught us how to play spoons. (we didn't use the letters though)
So we were playing spoons, and I thought, 'what if....' and I started laughing, and when the other kids asked what was so funny, I told them what I had just thought of. I had imagined fictional characters playing spoons, like Sophie teaching her friends in keeper, the ninja from ninjago, (one of the funniest, oh my word) Darth Vader and some nervous imperial officers, and a group of jedi quietly playing in the jedi library. Oh, and the Avengers, I think the hulk would trash the room if he didn't get a spoon. πŸ˜› It was hilarious, what did you think of? πŸ˜„
We also had a huge thunderstorm last night, and a giant branch fell off and barely missed the side of the pool. Ivy said that she woke up in the night to an enormous crash, but I slept right through it. 😝
Well, I think that's it. Oh, and Charis rae is out, I will never get used to calling Grace 'Charis' *sigh*

Bye, from

What did characters did you think of playing spoons?
Was it absolutely hilarious? (of course it was)
What about the rest of the post? Anything to say? 
What about the song? What do you think should come next? 
Oh, and let's not forget Hazel's baby bro! Isn't he adorable?

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The give-away! (finally)

Yep, after more than two months, it's finally up. πŸ˜†

So, for this give-away the winner shall receive this lovely dress and headband, I made them myself. 

The skirt is made of four layers of thin sheer fabric, so she can lift one of two and leave the others. There is also a decorative bow on the side.

It closes in the back with velcro. 

The rules/how to enter:
1. If you are younger than 16, you must have a parent of guardian's permission, because if you win, you will have to send me your address.  
2. leave a comment below with with your name/online name and if you have permission, as well as how many bonus entries you've done. 
3. I can only ship to USA and Canada

Bonus entries:
.Share the button I made below on your blog, (like on your side bar) or a social media account (instagram, facebook, twitter, ect.) If you share on multiple accounts, let me now how many!
.Tell a friend, online of IRL
.Follow this blog by email
.Tell a friend about this blog (😝)

The winner will be announced on July 1st.

When I announce the winner, I will probably share my email so the winner, (possibly you!) can email me with your address, since I have no idea how to get your email. πŸ˜† (unless I know you IRL, then I will email you first.)

 Good luck! 

And here is the button:

Goodbye, from

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A camping trip to Shenandoah

Hello, I'm back from the mountains! 
In today's post, you will find lots of craziness, outside pics, references to our crazy imaginations, too many pics of water, and no pictures of Maria. Also magic gnats that turn into jumbo house flies overnight.

So my family went to Hazel's house, and we stayed the night and did last minute packing. Which meant the moms packed while we ran around like lunatics and finally got piled into the cars, leaving many things behind. Like pajama pants, and toothbrushes. We remembered the dolls though! πŸ˜€

Hazel and three of her siblings all had soccer practice that day, and we went as well. Hazel has a new baby brother, who I might have mentioned, and while she was practicing her mom fed the baby, and went to go watch one of the siblings for a bit, and gave me the baby, since it's been forever since I've burped a baby and I missed doing it. So I was trying to get him to burp, but he wasn't interested, and he just went to sleep instead. My back was hurting, sitting so straight, and since he wasn't going to wake up, I just lay down on my back on the blanket, and he lay on my chest and kept on sleeping, and WAS SO ADORABLE. I love love love infants. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

Then when they finished, we ate potato soup and played orphans, and then dragons, and spent most of the time running from a small blond dino who bit pretty hard, and clawed very effectively for a t-rex. 
When we left the next morning, Hazel came in our van, and we drove up to the mountains. Ivy and Hazel covered their eyes and wondered how far of a drop we could survive, and would it be better to fly of a bare cliff, or a very very very steep slope with trees growing out of the sides? But I enjoyed the sharp turns, getting looks out so far down and out, and up, feeling like you're on top of the world. (However, I would probably scream the loudest if we had fallen 😜)  

(Is that my finger in the photo? Most certainly not! *cough*)
And here is a view from our campsite! Plenty of growth between us and the other campers. Also the perfect place to drop a piece of salami, and fret for a while about bears before finally finding it. But I digress. There were also tons of gnats. Keep that in mind.

Hi! I wanted my picture in this weird tree, and mama agreed, and offered Ashley and Ruthie a photo shoot as well. but they didn't want to......

They preferred to play in all that. Uhg, probably getting ticks. *shudder*

Who is Ashley, you say? This is Ashley, Hazel's renamed Tenny doll. Ashley and Hazel did agree to one photo, and this turned out really good!

Ruthie's, not so much. How did I get that lighting????
Hrrumff. You could have done a better job. 
You didn't even want one any way!
Well if I had to sit for it, it could at least turn out right.
Why don't you go amaze Camille with some more second hand bear stories?
Fine. But don't tell her I got them from you! She's convinced that I wrestled it into submission before it left us alone.
You're telling her that?
Guess what I'm gonna do....
Don't you dare!
*laughs* *runs off*
*runs after her shrieking*
Ahem. Anyway, you will get to hear where that second hand bear tale came from later. πŸ˜‰

And here's kit's photo, not my best, but good.

And then it raindddddddddd.......
But by the next day, it was nice and dry, and hot.
So we went hiking! It was all mostly downhill, which did not bode well for the trip back.

We hiked along, singing loudly and out of tune, mostly on purpose. We sang:

We also sang 'blow the man down' but I made up different lyrics. πŸ˜›

We found this really cool wall!

And lots of creeks, I love taking pictures of water. πŸŒŠπŸ’™


This was part of the trail! Walking across a creek on rocks, I loved it! Especially watching the grown ups. πŸ˜‹

Ok, it's time to tell you the bear story.
I'm not 100% certain how it started, it's just that Daisy had gone a little ahead, and then we were being condensed into a small group by the parents, while Daisy was talking quickly and excitedly about a bear the size of a large dog that had run across the path in front of her and disappeared into the bushes. We spotted it's head higher up, it was behind a log, looking at us. My dad started leading us down the path, and the bear trundled along side with us for a while, and then turned away and disappeared over the ridge. It was so cool! 

We got to climb on the rocks up this waterfall. It was super fun. πŸ™‚
And yes, the walk back was TORTURE. It took forever to get back, and we kept stopping to rest. We were pretending that we were shapeshifters, running from people who wanted to put us in zoo's. But I wasn't sure whether it helped, or just made it seen even harder, imagining turning into a deer and prancing up there. Or a mountain goat. 🦌🐐

When it got dark, after dinner, we would roast marshmallows, two at a time, and have a s'more for each hand while we ate them, and brushed the gnats away from our sticky faces. Then we toasted some more, and kept eating them until we ran out of marshmallows. They were delicious. 
On the second night, Hazel's mom pulled out her guitar, and started playing, and singing hymns and praise songs that we knew. We all gathered around and sang. I've always loved singing. The way it lifts you up, and fills your soul. It was so beautiful that night. It was hard to believe when my mom got a video of it on her phone, we all sounded out of tune. But it sounded beautiful that night, and that's what mattered.
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Then we had to go home.
The morning we left, the thousands of gnats had turned into thousands of jumbo house flies. They were huge! And there was not a gnat in sight! It was so weird.

It forever to get home, because mom and dad stopped at....what was it called? The place where that  general surrendered, and the little girl, Lula, left her doll in the room, and the soldiers took it, and the Lula never saw her doll again. (πŸ˜’) No? Whatever, I'm googling it.
Appomattox court house, that must be it. We got to see the actual doll, which was cool. πŸ™‚
But it was hot, and everybody was cranky and tired, and just wanted to go home, instead of walk around in the sun, around some place we were going to learn about next year. So I didn't enjoy it as much as I could have.

Then we finally got home. πŸ™‚
And I finally finished this post. πŸ˜†

TTFN, ta ta for now!

Have you been camping? Did you enjoy it? Do like photos of water?
 How about exploring along creeks? How many s'mores have 
you eaten in one night? (I never count, so when a 
parent asks I can say, 'I don't know') (πŸ˜‚)
Hey, what about us!
Yeah mom, don't we get to sign off?
I thought you left.
But we were in the post, so we get to sign off. Bloggy rules.
Bloggy isn't a word. 
Sure it is!
Ok, go ahead and sign off if you want.
toodles, from 

and g'bye from