Yes, it is still summer but the learning never ends in our home! We have had little tv or video game time in our home. The imaginations have been running wild and the kids have been just that “kids”!! 
Exploring, Learning, and Growing!!

 K.Bear has been enjoying her “sensory time”. Moon sand is certainly one of her favorites. She loves to “cook/bake up” all kinds of goodies for the family.

 K.Bear also has a new found love of workbooks. She LOVES them! She will sit and do school for hours if I let her. For such a little ball of energy she really can “focus” when she needs to. She is certainly a “down to business” kind of kid. She likes order, structure, and definitely routine. Let’s just say she makes me a better mom. Keeping me on my toes and “focused” on what “must be done and when” at all times of the day.

 Her coloring skills have developed greatly over the summer. Although, she tries to pretend she doesn’t know her colors she really does. She is not only the “order” in our home she is also still the family comedian!

 And….here he is Mr. Smiles concentrating on his “work”! That’s right, he is now old enough for school in our home too. Welcome aboard….little man!

 I might mention that these pictures were taken before he started eating the crayon and I proceeded to throw it in the trash. Red crayon squashed in between 6 baby teeth…yuck!

 Now, you may have noticed that there was not much about our little Pumpkin! She too has been busy at work (believe me) “summer school”, horse back riding, swimming, and working on her American Heritage Girl summer goals. Which bring me to my introduction of…..”Pumpkins Adventures…” she will now have her own blog! Displaying all of her latest and greatest accomplishments as she continues to become a beautiful young lady through serving God, cherishing her family, serving in her community and honoring our country. 

Pumpkin has grown up so much over the past few months…it is wonderful to see her branch off. All the while…she is still and will always be “our little Pumpkin”. Here she surprised me and prepared her own bowl of cereal  in the morning….thanks, for being such a big helper!

Almost “ONE”!!

It is hard to believe…my “little man” is almost “ONE”! Mr.Smiles you are such a joy to have in our life!! We are blessed beyond words with your charming personality and your wonderful disposition! Although, STILL a terrible sleeper (just like your sisters) we love you just the same.

 Still crawling at lightning speed…I’m shocked, but O.K with it too! It seems as though you do everything “fast” soooo…Im sure when you walk…it will be more of a “RUN”! You have grown up so quickly from a tiny baby….to a self feeding (still nursing)…bundle of fun!

 You helped “manage” our first family lemonade sale!!

You are a true water baby from birth…never so much as a “squeal” in the tub! Splish, splash…you love taking a bath, swimming, and yes, boating 🙂 Well, all except your life jacket…you much prefer to be on the go or sleeping down below to the hum of the engine.

“3” kids later the little blue pool…is still a hit!! Although, it is getting a bit tight…time for an upgrade? Or at least a city pool pass for those “hot” summer days ahead. The weather around here has been one extreme to the next…60-90 degree in any given week.

Mr. Smile Stat’s; 6 teeth (four on top, two bottom), drinks from a cup (although, he still loves nursing approx. 6 times in 24 hrs..YIKES), loves to eat (still staying away from rice, and “orange” veggies due to  extreme eczema problems), crawling, says “momma”, “dadda”, “hi”, “KA (car)”, makes the sound of a car, “woof, woof”, LOVES to talk..can you tell? Blows kisses, gives high five, waves, learning sign language, O’ and I have my first “biter”!! Tips on breaking this would be appreciated!! 🙂

Mr. Smiles..says “Thank you” for spending his first year with him!!