Below is our weekend but not in order I typed it up as the pictures loaded. I didn't have the pictures in order before I started uploading. It does show a lot of what we have been up to.
We went to an open house at Loch's Maple this weekend. We learned about making syrup. We got to eat some waffles on a stick.
Below is the kind of crafting I want to take up!
He spinning(biking) to power a saw. I think it is a wonderful way to craft and exercise at the same time!
We saw some fiber (yarn making ) animals. I think alpacas are very cute animals.Travis did a craft. He made his sister a felt ball necklace.
We saw soap making, yarn spinners, and more. My FAVORITE part is the fiber mill!! This building is full of machines that process animal hair and turn it into yarn. The lady in the front, wearing pink, on the left, is weighing me out some merino roving. That white fluffy stuff is for mine! My wonderful hubby bought it for me.
If you are ever in NE PA you should take a trip to Loch's. They are very nice! If you visit in March stop up when they have the open house.
Other excitement from this weekend......
Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday Travis!!!!
This CAN'T be true! My boy can't be 8 ears old!!! I know Rob made a mistake when he did the writing on that ice-cream cake! I know I just gave birth to him yesterday. OK maybe last week. NOT 8 YEARS AGO!!!
I guess he does look a lot older than I think he does. I am very proud of him. He is very kind, giving, thoughtful and he does such a wonderful job on his school work. I can't imagine having a nicer son! I feel so blessed to have him for my son. I just wish he didn't have to grow up so fast!
Rob was keeping a HUGE secret for his birthday this year. Rob has been hunting all over PA and NY for a Wii. Rob found out that a Target down in the city was getting a shipment of them in on Travis' birthday. Rob told Travis he wanted to get up very early on his birthday and take him to get a special breakfast sandwich. He said it would be a special "man" thing for them to do together. Travis thought that would be fun so they got up at 5:00 am and went out to get an early breakfast. Travis had no idea the trip was to get in line before the store opened on a cold rainy morning to buy a Wii. Travis was so surprised. Travis is the kind of child who doesn't ask us to buy him things so I don't thing getting a Wii is something he would have ever thought to ask for.
We didn't have a kid party this year. I think every other year we have had friends, games, decorations, prizes and last year even costumes. I added up the cost of pizzas, chips, fruit, drinks, supplies for games, candy, prizes, favors, costumes (cheap handmade ones), crafts, decorations and other normal party supplies even if I make everything myself and keep it small (under 10 children) the cost goes over $200. So all we did was take the party money and use it to buy the big gift. I feel bad that Travis couldn't play games on it with his friends for his birthday but I know we could not afford to do both a kids party and a large gift. I know you all know my hubby loves playing video games so Travis wasn't left playing alone on his birthday. I think it was nice that Travis got to spend the day with Daddy and just play games together. Rob was away all week so they had time to catch up on things.
Below is a picture of chocolate/pizza faced Demi helping him open some gifts.
We ate a small homemade pizza, had some ice-cream cake, we enjoyed a nice visit with Nana and Pop, and spent lots of time playing games on the wii.
OOPS! I don't want to leave Zee out of this weekend! Baby Zee wants to crawl.
She tries and tries. She gets her rump up and looks like she is going to go....
Then she gives up and tries to fly! She lifts her arms and legs, yells, gets real mad, and doesn't move ahead at all. It's so CUTE!
I think I forgot Demi. Here is a picture of Demi all happy. Daddy is reading her a book.
She loves story time with Daddy.
I now see I am missing pictures of Travis and Rob wearing the matching shirts Rob's parents gave Travis for his birthday. Travis was so happy being able to dress like his dad. I found them! Here is a picture of the boys.
That sums up our weekend. I am now off to read some friends blogs and see what everyone else is up to.