Big Girl Bed?

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I'm not quite sure we understand the purpose of a BED yet....

~Lone Butterfly  )i(

Feeding the Ducks & Geese

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


 Near our house we have a small park with a pond where plenty of geese and ducks live.  Occasionally, when bread goes bad in our house, we go out and feed the fowl.

Today was one such day (bread seems to rarely go bad when B10 and CW are home!) - so Aunt K took my camera and we went down to the pond to take a few pictures and feed the animals.

GO loved watching them come close to her, then run away.

She kept calling for them and trying to hug them!

Hubby met us at the pond, so we got a few pictures of him, too.

I LOVE this picture of the wind blowing in her face!

Thank you, Aunt K, for taking the photos, so I could be in a few!

~Lone Butterfly  )i(

Big Girl's Big Bed!

Monday, July 19, 2010


GO is finally old enough (and monkey-like enough) to be in a big girl bed.  She's almost mastered flipping out of the crib, so rather than wait until she landed on her head, we rearranged her room and got her a big girl bed.

I was SO EXCITED to find one that matched her crib perfectly, so we can keep it up for now.  (It's a hassle to take down and put away, plus it gives a nice place for visitors and guest caterpillars to nap.)

She took a nap in her new bed immediately.

Cookie and I had enough time to finish rearranging the room while she slept.  She has so much more room to play now!
The rug with the numbers is from my bedroom when I was a little girl!

Then, tonight, she put on her big girl pjs and went to bed all by herself!  Aunt K was over to hang out with me, and took a few photos of GO dancing in her pjs.

Now, I know this won't last - but it's fun to see her being so grown-up (even when she's still so small!).

~Lone Butterfly  )i(

Sweet Treats

Sunday, July 18, 2010


I found a great recipe on a blog I read. (Of a person I actually KNOW - how weird is that?)  Aunt K and Uncle Batman came over to help us try it out.

The boy Caterpillars are visiting their dad, but GO was quite excited to participate in the snack making!

We made pie pockets - full of jam and peanut butter (each person was able to personalize their treats).

This is GO signing "More Peanut Butter, Uncle Batman".

And he lovingly obliged, repeatedly.  :)

Until I said - "Don't let her stick her finger in the jar!"

And this is what happened:

Aunt K couldn't stop giggling.

The pie pocket people were DELICIOUS!  We will have to make them again when B10 and CW are home.

I love spending time with the Kuddeths!

~Lone Butterfly  )i(

Day 8

Friday, July 16, 2010


Today was our last day in Ohio with Granddaddy and Minnie Mouse.  We didn't hurry in the morning, waking up and having breakfast - then the Caterpillars played on the computer for a while.

GO went back to sleep on her Daddy's lap!

Minnie Mouse had made reservations at a really cool place called "Bounce U", where the Caterpillars could all play.

B10 and CW ran around having a blast.

And I helped GO do a few things also.

(She did enjoy the slides - the little house only held her attention for 5 minutes!)

Then we headed home to relax for a few minutes and take family photos.

Before we headed out to celebrate Hubby's Birthday for the second day in a row.  This time he chose a Mexican Restaurant to enjoy dinner at (before we would head home and eat more of the cake)!

For some reason GO's naps were messed up today.  She was a pill at dinner, it was really the only time she got upset in public during the trip - but then she found the ketchup and fries!

Or that ketchup could be put in your mouth via fries-not sure many of the fries got eaten!

To end our vacation, it only seemed right that we help Granddaddy feed the birds again.

GO was very proud of carrying the peanuts all by herself.

THEN it got BETTER - Granddaddy let her eat the bird food!
B10 and CW ran around the yard, getting all their wiggles out.

I love these pictures of the Caterpillars together...
Tomorrow we begin a long drive home, and drop off the boys with their Dad for three weeks.  I hope GO does okay!  (She can't really understand WHERE the "guys" disappear to!

~Lone Butterfly  )i(

Day 7

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Day 7 - or "Hubby's First Day of Birthday Celebrating" - was a lazy day.  We woke up and let the Caterpillars play on the computer for a bit.

Minnie Mouse spent the morning trying to convince GO that "Golddigger" was her favorite Glee Song.

She at least danced with her Minnie Mouse!

When everyone was ready (except Granddaddy - he had to work today), we headed down to one of the local neighborhood parks.  This was the first time Hubby has really gotten to "play" with GO on the playground.  She's actually big enough now to DO stuff.

She really liked the dinosaur ride.

B10 and CW met some other boys, and played Tag (or Robbers/Cops...or Spacemen/Aliens...whatever - it involved chasing each other).

But, they kept coming back and playing with their little sister some, too.  (Without me even asking them to do it!)
Hubby took GO up on the playground equipment and she had a blast!

Then we went out to the mall to have "food court" for lunch, before a lazy afternoon at home.

Minnie Mouse and CW went out to pick up Hubby's cake and balloons.

They were HUGE.

Seriously!  Look at the size of Hubby's head next to the balloon.

GO was amazed.

After dinner, we did a little more geocaching.  The first one was pretty neat (and pretty new).  It was near a playground with lots of trees so we could run around.
The giant airplanes reminded me of Germany!  I really like living near an Air Force Base.

The second one was HARD - I won't give away any secrets, but this is what it looked like:

Then it was back home for Hubby's birthday celebration.  CW picked out hats for everyone.

GO knew how to wear hers...but was confused by the Boy-Type-People in the family!

Delicious cookies and cream ice cream cake that Hubby picked out!

Minnie Mouse doing the honors of cutting.

GO really enjoyed cake!
Tomorrow is our last day!  Granddaddy is able to stay home and we have some exciting things planned for the Caterpillars.  YAY for vacations!

~Lone Butterfly  )i(