Monday, April 11, 2011

::Canadian Goose Nesting Box

So over the last month we have had an assortment of different birds landing on our pond. We have had Canadian geese, wood ducks, mallards and others. It is always exciting to see them and everytime we hope one pair will stay and nest. We haven't had any successful takers, that is until this year... Joey decided he would make a goose/duck nesting box. The first picture is a little fuzzy because I had to secretly take a picture of him making it! ;) He isn't big on posing for my every picture whim that comes at him! Within two weeks of Joey putting it out in the middle of our pond a pair of Canadians decided to call it their own. Trigger has even accepted them and doesn't try to run them off like he does the Blue Herons that land. Much to our surprise the first egg showed up a week ago. Unfortunately even from our high deck we rarely have an opportunity to see inside the nest. Only if the wind gets it turning just right. We are a little concerned about the recent hail we had and are hoping she was sitting on the nest when the hail hit. They've been acting a little unsual the last few days going and coming a little more than what had been normal over the past week. Guess we will see what happens...




Monday, February 28, 2011

::Cake Pops

Decided to make some of the cake pops that everyone has been talking about for Addi & Joe's birthday party. They turned out great, although they were a lot of work!

Melted candy coating for the dipping...

Some of my decorating supply...

Drying the cake pops...


Wrapped some to go into goodie bags for our guests...


Bowl for the party...


Goodie bags with Addi's 2yr pic on it...


And the birthday girl enjoying her special treat...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

::Christmas 2010 Highlights

As usual our December is packed full of holiday fun. These are some of the highlights of our Christimas season.

Adelinn sitting under our tree, watching me wrap present after present. I had to start wrapping a couple of hers because she got upset when none were for her!
Spending time with family at the Schnoebelen Christmas!


Addi kept saying "Addi turn, Addi turn" the whole time we were in line, but got real shy once she was up there. But no crying again this year!
Opening presents at the Aring Christmas!
Addi and Mommy making cookies for Santa.
Addi picked out a couple of cookies for Santa. Then she took a bite of one of them and put it back on the plate. (The next morning she also ate the crumbs Santa left behind.)
Opening presents from Santa.
Christmas at Grandma's house.




Christmas night playing with her new doll from Santa.