Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Country Lane Tree Farm: Genoa, Ohio

























*It's been a long time so let me remind you,

Alice is the pretty girl in the pink &

Mr. Wiggles is the cutie pie in the blue.



This is the
COOLEST FARM!!



Country Lane Tree Farm in Genoa, Ohio





3525 N. Bolander Road
Genoa, Ohio 43430



(419)461-1298


Weeks ago my friend A.H. asked my sprinkles and I to go on an outing. So we pulled on our rain boots (i was so happy we did, along with knee-highs) and off we went to the FARM.



Country Lane Tree Farm is owned and operated by the Bowlander family, the 5th generation to operate the farm. The Family Homestead, Barn and buildings were built in 1883. The same family has farmed the farm for over 126 years. Country Lane Tree Farm is still a working agricultural and animal farm. The Bowlander’s are very proud of the history of their farm.


We took the tour recommended for Pre-K through 3rd graders, where the kids interacted with full grown animals in their natural settings. The highlight of this tour is MILKING OUR DAIRY COW, “JERSEY GIRL”! (Yes, she is a LIVE COW, not a replica!!!) The children fed and pet animals including: goat families, sheep families, and “Violet”, the pot-bellied pig. They fed many chickens, ducks, geese, pheasants, and peacocks that roam freely on the farm. The Reindeer & Fallow Deer families were fun to meet as well. You will also be able to hold bunnies, and hold ducklings or chicks. The Straw Maze is included also. All along the tour the children were taught educational and interesting facts about the animals, their habitats, and eating habits.

The children also received a Barrel Train ride. Mr. Wiggles, informed me as we were leaving, he never wants to do that part again!


AND... if this just isn't enough for all of you, the retro old school McDonald's playground equipment awaits the kids at the end of the tour.

go to www.countrylanetreefarm.com for a ton more information and directions to the farm.





we will be visiting the farm agian for our Pumpkins and maybe for our christmas tree as well, it was just that cool.


THANKS A.H.
We had a great time! WHATS NEXT??

Sunday, July 10, 2011

MISS US??





S-L-I-D-E


RIGHT INTO OUR SUMMER FUN!!


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LOTS TO SHARE,


COMING SOON.
Wow....it's been a long time since i have posted. So much going on and so little time to post.



Now looking back, almost exactly a month after my last post, i was very involved in an amazing fundraiser, HEARTS FOR HARRISON. Harrison, who was 5, lost his life this past April waiting for a heart transplant.


*** if you are not an organ donor, register at http://www.donatelife.net/ , it fast and easy.




Statistics
110,541 Patients Waiting*
60,758 Multicultural Patients*
1,785 Pediatric Patients*
28,663 Organ Transplants Performed in 2010
14,502 Organ Donors in 2010
*as of March 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

8 thumbs up

yesterday,

mr. sprinkles & i, took alice & wiggles

to this adorable movie.

we all loved it!

(i'm embarrassed to say i got teary eyed at one point)

old classics by elton john sounded great.

my sprinkles can't wait to see it again.

Monday, March 21, 2011

it only takes 5 minutes!


NEED I SAY ANYMORE?

oh...and wiggles, he didn't look any better!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

72 degrees (inside) ...

WE'RE HEADED TO THE BEACH...
WOW, LOOK AT THESE TWO...HOT MESS!


THE THINGS WE DO WITH OUR KIDS TO MAKE THEM EXTRA HAPPY!!

so i'll tell you... it just didn't feel right walking around my house in my bathing suit, hat, flip flops and 3D glasses, when its 30 degrees outside.
SOMETIMES, YOU JUST HAVE TO DO, WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO!!!

BUT...THIS IS WHEN I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, "NO ALICE, I DO A LOT MORE THEN JUST PLAY TENNIS & GO OUT TO EAT WITH MY GIRL FRIENDS!"

Monday, March 7, 2011

quote of the day #948

alice said the other day,
"mom, all you like to do is play tennis & go out to dinner with your girl friends!"

Make Me a Cake! A Delicious Game of Creative Cake-Making




super cute game!
coco got this for alice for christmas. we just recently opened it
& haven't stopped playing it.

to play: spin to find out how many different pieces of the cake you get to choose.

(cake stand, small tier, large tier, cake topper, icing)

measure your cake & recieve ribbon cards.
turn over your cards to see how many points you have gotten.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

guess who's who?




Happy birthday
moo-moo!

i've been told coco and i had our own language when we were little. i called her moo-moo and she called me la-la. some family (AL) still calls us by these names.

when coco ask Loco, "how old is mommy?" she says, "twenty-five." in a borat-ish voice. i have been trying to program wiggles to say the same thing all day. he just won't do it.

TO THE BEST TWIN EVER. I LOVE YOU MOO-MOO!
XOXO, A


Saturday, February 19, 2011

quote of the day #860

"there's that silly ass doll!" alice said yesterday.

my jaw just dropped. thought it was best not to make a fuss about it. UNTIL....she said, "U SILLY ASS!" ALL DAY TODAY.

tomorrow...there will be NO silly asses!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

valentines day skirt



a little late, but here it is BW, my target hand towel V day skirt.


thanks for letting me borrow your sewing machine. i had a blast! i even made one for cousin loco, to bad it will fit her baby doll.



snow bunnies



alice & wiggles did such a great job on the slopes!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

easy & fun


Add color to the grays of a winter landscape with a
sun catcher made of ice.
Materials
Ice cube tray
Food coloring
Round cake pan (we used a pot)
Ribbon
Plastic cup
Instructions
First, create colorful ice cubes by adding one to three drops of food coloring to the water in each section of the tray. Use only a few matching colors, as they will run together in the pan later. Freeze the cubes completely.
Fill a round cake pan about two-thirds full of water. To make the hole for the ribbon, set a plastic cup full of water in the pan. Place the pan in the freezer for an hour or so. Put the colored ice cubes in the pan, then let all the liquid freeze solid. Remove the plastic cup, flip the sun catcher out of the pan, then hang it outside with ribbon.
**wiggles & i took a suction cup hook and put it on the window outside in our laundry room. the kiddos just love looking at it.
*you can use shaped ice cubes for added fun.

cabin fever makeover

yep, alice grabbed the scissors today
& gave herself a makeover.
cut 3 in. off on both sides,
it's up to her jaw.
AMAZING WHAT THEY CAN DO IN 2 MINUTES.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

bed time

tonight, alice was having a real problem with the sound of sleet against her windows.

ten minutes after putting her to bed, she yells down to me and says,
"mom, can you call mother nature and tell her to turn off the sleet?" "No," i replied.

"well, do you know her cell phone number?" she says back to me.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

sugar anyone?



a.w. had a rockin'
rock star themed 5th birthday party.
here's alice rockin' out, on the way home to a
kiddy version of katy perrys, california girls.

alice's sugar high courtesy of tout sweet
* * *
nicfresh your dessert table looked awesome!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

watch the food go down the hatch!

HOLY SMOKES,
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS "food face" plate?

it's a BIG favorite around here!!
(this was my favorite 2010 item to give as a gift)
. . .
let me tell you, my sprinkles have used them
everyday since we have gotten them!!
wiggles is a picky eater, but he loves the way
i make spiked chicken hair.
. . .
if your interested in one or both, just email me.
coco sells them at LITTLE LONDON for $12.99.
she will ship to me (or you) & i will deliver.
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?"
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

QUOTE OF THE DAY #965

Alice said last night,
"Mom, Wiggles is really tickling me off!"

Monday, January 10, 2011

LOOKIN GOOD, BOO-BOO

WE TOOK THE SPRINKLES TO SEE
YOGI BEAR ON SATURDAY NIGHT. WE HAD NO CLUE IT WAS A 3D MOVIE TILL WE BOUGHT THE TICKETS! LOOKING OVER & SEEING MY FAMILY IN THESE COOL GLASSES MADE ME SMILE BIG EVERYTIME. THIS HOUR & TWENTY MINUTE MOVIE WAS JUST SO SO.
( CANT BELIEVE J. TIMBERLAKE WAS BOO BOO)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

nothin like a little B&B

OUR SPRINKLES LOVED GOING BOWLING. then we took them to MOE'S Bar in Rossford, for a jo-jo's pizza.

my whole family went, 15 of us. it was a blast!

interstate lanes in rossford was so nice. the little shoes are cute. when its the sprinkles turn to bowl, the bumpers automaticly raise, so you dont have to get a seperate lane for the adults.

try it out!

video


happy

twenty-eleven!

holy shit, i'll be 34 this year...

* * *

we made it through the holidays with lots of fun family happenings. cousin loco & coco were in town for a bit and the kiddos had lots of fun playing with their new toys.

although it was very cute, i am happy (SO HAPPY) to say alice has FINALLY stopped singing "FELIZ NAVIDAD."
WOW, SHE TOOK A LIKING TO THAT SONG!!

also, thanks to douglas, my sisters & i are in an
"all out chia pet growing competition".
yep, my garfield chia pet is taking the lead.
shrek & homer you better giddy on up!!