Monday, August 31, 2009

Safe Paint for Your Home



Be Sure to Click on the link below for buying SAFE paint!



Safe Paint for Your Home

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Liam Owen Reynolds!!





My Best Friend Angela had her precious Baby Liam Owen Reynolds!! He came 2 months early due to his mommy having a special condition~Unicornuate Uterus. She didn't know she had this condition until she went into preterm labor and had to have a C-Section due to Liam being breech~which is very common in women with a Unicornuate Uterus. Both baby and Mommy are doing very well and we are all so thankful!! The many prayers have been such a blessing and so much appreciated! God is so good and it is so very amazing to see how He works! What a mighty God we serve!!

Acorn Jewlery



Be sure to Click on the link to make this ADORABLE jewelry!!

Acorn Jewlery

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Make a Fairy Doll


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Make a Fairy Doll

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

SOAP NUTS!!!


If you missed a chance to win the soap nuts (the great natural laundry solution that grows on trees!) samples over the last month, NaturOli is graciously offering a special promotion for my readers! For every $20 (pre-shipping) in product that you buy, you get a free trial sample of either raw soap nuts or the liquid Extreme 18X version. So for every $20 you spend you get one freebie! You can get as many as you like and mix and match!

When you enter the checkout, include the following in the comments section: Passionate Homemaking promo plus your selection. For example, “Passionate Homemaking promo – 1-raw soap nuts or 1-18X”. Your free sample with be included in your order but it will not show on your order form.

This promotion runs till August 31, 2009 so order some for your family soon!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Excellent Ways To Meals On A Budget


Budget Cooking is sure to be on numerous minds in these bad economic times. Meals on a budget are a great saving to your household budget…whether you are a stay-at-home mother managing a family, a single mom with three children, or a working mother trying to manage a career and household, then you are going to need to know how to cook on a budget while still trying to preserve a heart-healthy diet.Food Market costs are than ever and many homes are looking at how they can cut some costs without jepordizing their health.

It is critically significant to account for your spending habits by carefully watching what you are purchasing, in order to save money as well as eat balanced healthy meals. To get you started today, here are some great points on home cooking food you can start with now:

1.) The first step is to decide on a grocery budget and ensure to stick to it before you go to the grocery store.

2.) Every week many families will receive grocery flyers in the mail that contain discount sales items. Sit down and go through the flyer making a list of the discounted items that you plan on purchasing before you leave to the grocery store. A substantial amount of money can be saved by taking the time to do this.

3.) Non-perishable goods are great items to stock up on. Canned beans, soups and tuna fish can be stored in your kitchen cupboard for a long time. Stocking up on these foods is a great idea should you find them at discount rates. Other items that can be stored for a few months include dry goods such as breakfast cereals. Stock up on large quantities when you see these low prices.

4.) An excellent place to store foods are in the freezer. There are many foods that you can purchase in large quantities and then brought home too freeze. The freezer is a great place to store bulk sized bags of fruits and vegetables. Storing them this way will allow you to keep them for a few weeks which in turn will save you money in the long run.

Other items that you can freeze are various meats such as chicken, turkey or burgers. It is a good idea to stock up on these items if you should find them on sale. Double wrapping them in aluminum foil or freezer bags will allow them to be stored for longer periods of time. Purchasing a few loaves of bread can also be a good idea. You can freeze the other loaf of bread and eat the other one over the next few days.

5.) Do your best to try and buy foods that are in season. Choosing out of season foods can be quite costly.

6.) Cut out and gather vouchers in your local newspaper flyer. Keep an eye out on coupons for brand name foods, always compare them with the prices of generic brands, they can be cheaper. Coupons are best used on food items that you buy weekly. You will only be increasing your grocery bill if you buy items just because they are on sale.

If you are searching at some essential ways to cooking at home then you will want to read the excellent digital report “Times Are Tough - So Eat Cheap”. It is filled with cost-savings tips, guides and ways of helping you save money during these serious economic times.

Affordable Ways to Make Meals Healthier for Kids


As the economy worsens, more families are being forced to choose between expensive foods that are healthy and those that are more affordable, but less nutritious.

Buying the leanest meats and the freshest produce isn’t always financially realistic when one has to feed a large family on a skin-tight budget. Thankfully, there are some budget-friendly ways parents can make everyday dishes better for children to eat.

Bake or Broil Instead of Frying

Broiling and baking eliminates the need to prepare foods with artery-clogging oils. Things like bacon, hamburger, chicken, fish and potatoes can be prepared in the oven and taste just as delicious as the deep fried versions.

If using oil in kids’ meals can’t be avoided, opt for healthier alternatives such as coconut or olive. Also, trimming away excess fat and removing the skin from meats will make them healthier for children to eat.

Use Table Salt in Moderation


Excessive amounts of salt can contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease. Not only is salt a seasoning, it's also used as a preservative in a lot of the processed foods that are used to prepare meals – so practice moderation when adding table salt to foods.

Buy Frozen, Canned, and Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

While it’s nice to have a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for kids to choose from, it’s not always possible when money is low. But instead of buying junk foods because they appear to be more budget-friendly, opt for vegetables and fruits that are frozen or canned.

Off-season fruits and veggies are far more expensive than seasonal produce. For instance, buying strawberries in the summertime when they're more abundant and easier to grow is cheaper than purchasing them during the winter months. Some produce such as potatoes and bananas are affordable year round.

Offset the Cost of Fresh Produce by Growing a Small Garden

One of the most affordable ways to provide an abundance of fresh produce to use in kids’ meals is to grow some of it right in the backyard. All it takes is a little elbow grease. So roll up those sleeves, enlist the help of the little ones and start planting.

Beginning gardeners should start with produce that’s easy to grow such as tomatoes, radishes and green beans. As gardening skills improve, vegetables that are more challenging can be added. Be sure not to let all that fresh, homegrown produce go to waste. If there isn’t an immediate need for the produce when it's harvested, bag and freeze it to use at a later date.

Using these budget-friendly tips will help make mealtimes healthier for children to enjoy.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

How to Make Cute Little Finger Puppets!!



I ran across these cute finger puppets while looking for fun, free, and relatively easy craft ideas! Click on the title to go directly to the web site for the materials and patterns needed to make these adorable puppets!! If you make them, be sure to come back here and let me know how it went! Happy Crafting!!

How To Make A Terry Cloth Baby Bib!

Terry cloth is a thick, absorbent material that works great for making bibs. You can buy terry cloth at the fabric store, or save money by cutting up an old towel. Terry cloth bibs can be as simple or as decorative as you want. You can fasten the bib using hook and loop tape (commonly known by the brand name Velcro) or snaps, or by tying it with pieces of grosgrain ribbon.


Things You'll Need:


* terry cloth
* matching thread
* measuring tape
* scissors
* straight pins
* sewing machine
* 1/2 inch wide grosgrain ribbon
* hook and loop tape or two small snaps (optional)
* hand sewing needle or hammer (optional)





Step 1


Cut a piece of terry cloth about a half inch larger on each side than you want the finished bib. The bib can be rectangular, rounded or shaped like an animal face.

Step 2

Set your sewing machine to a zigzag stitch, if available.

Step 3


Fold each cut edge of the bib over about a half inch toward the back side. Zigzag stitch along each folded edge, so that the zigzag stitches overlap the cut edges. This will keep the terry cloth from raveling.

Step 4


Cut two pieces of grosgrain ribbon. For a bib that ties, cut the ribbons long enough to extend from just below the top of the bib and tie in a bow around the back of the neck. For a bib with snaps or hook and loop tape, cut the ribbons long enough to extend from just below the top of the bib to the back of the neck, overlapping one to two inches.

Step 5


Pin one end of ribbon to each back side of the bib, just below the top edge. Stitch the ends of the ribbons to the bib.

Step 6


To attach hook and loop tape to the bib (optional), cut one piece of hook tape and one piece of loop tape, each about one to two inches long. Pin the hook tape to the top side of the upper end of one ribbon. Pin the loop tape to the under side of the upper end of the other ribbon. Stitch around each piece of hook and loop tape using a zigzag stitch.

Step 7

To attach snaps to the bib (optional), place the bumpy sides (studs) of the snaps on the top side of the upper end of one ribbon. Place the indented sides (sockets) of the snaps on the under side of the upper end of the other ribbon, making sure to line them up with the studs. Sew on the snaps like buttons, or use a hammer to attach no-sew snaps.

Click on "Terry Cloth" or the title to go to two different websites that will show you how to make the bibs!! Have fun!!

Nature's Sunshine: Tei-Fu Oil



The name Tei-Fu is not the name of an herb. It is the name of a Chinese herbalist. Starting with a family owned formula that had been passed down from generation to generation for over a thousand years, Dr. Tei-Fu Chen worked on and perfected the formula. He brought it to the United States several years back, and his formula is what Nature's Sunshine uses today.

Many people have reported a variety of benefits. Tei-Fu has menthol in it, which is the substance used in many cough drops and other product to open the respiratory passages. Some people use it for that purpose--simply be putting a few drops on their hands, cupping them over their mouth, and breathing deep. Others use it similarly to help with mental alertness and concentration. Still another use is to relieve headaches. Application of Tei-Fu oil to the temples or neck is the common method for this purpose. While some people do take a small number of drops internally with water occasionally, it generally needs to be used topically or by breathing its vapors.

I personally love to use Tei-Fu oil to put on bug bites, scrapes, and burns! It is amazing and helps right away! I use it on my kids and they too love it! You have to be very careful to wash your hands and make sure that NO CONTACT is made with your eyes and make sure you kids don't rub it in their eyes!! Other than that, it's healing powers are amazing! And the price isn't bad either! Look for it in your local Health Food Store or click on the link or title to go directly to the site your can order it on! Happy Healing!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Money Saving Mom

Money Saving Mom is a wonderful site that helps you be the most frugal you can be with helpful budget tips plus amazing coupons and deals!! You'll love the free things you can sign up for plus all of the wonderful coupons you can obtain! I have posted on here and you can click on the title of this post to go directly to Money Saving Mom for more great deals and savings!! Enjoy!



Fazoli's: Free spaghetti with drink purchase and free kid's meals



Sign up for Fazoli's email list here and you'll get a coupon for a free small Spaghetti with a drink purchase.
Plus, every weekend in the month of August, Fazoli's is offering free kid's meals with the purchase of an adult entree. No coupon is necessary. Information on this was sent out to their email list. You might call your store ahead of time to verify they are participating in this promotion.

No-Cook Freezer Jam: Naturally Sweetened



I love following the Passionate Homemaking Blog by Lindsey Edmonds! I have gleaned a lot of very useful and practical information on how to use what you have to make your home a healthier and safer while being frugal and resourceful! I hope you enjoy the sampling of posts I have added from time to time! Here is a yummy and fun one I thought you'd enjoy! You can click on the title to go directly to Lindsey's Blog and see why I love it so very much!! If you decide to post some samplings of her blog onto yours, be sure to give her the credit! Thank you!



I love preserving my own foods for the upcoming year and jam is a favorite! It is practically impossible to find good jam/jellies on the market that are made without sugar or HFCS, so homemade varieties are the best alternative. Plus, it is superior in flavor and nutrition. In the past I have made canned jam sweetened with rapadura/sucanat with good success, but this year I wanted to go all out and avoid the cooking process. If you are going to put the effort forth, why not preserve as much of the nutrition in the berries as possible right? Surprisingly enough, the no-cook freezer jam method is incredibly easy. It took me about 1 hour to prepare 23 half-pint jars of yummy marionberry jam for our freezer (4 batches of the recipe below from 1.5 flats of berries). They do not take up much space either, especially if you select good stackable containers. I chose to use glass jars and it worked beautifully! You don’t even need any special new canning jars or lids. I had an assortment of lids from various jars I had recycled and they all worked just fine. I prefer sweetening with rapadura/sucanut, but I tried a batch sweetened with honey and enjoyed it. You can use whatever your heart desires!


Pomona’s Universal Pectin
is a perfect natural pectin to use, free of sugar or preservatives. It is a low mexthoxyl type pectin derived from citric peels and pulp. It provides you with the freedom to experiment with your own desired choice and quantity of sweetener. You can use whatever sweetener you desire or abandon the sugar altogether! It is available online or at a local health food store (Whole Foods, New Seasons, Fred Meyer Nutrition, Azure Standard, etc). One box made approximately 20 (8 oz) jars for me, so I used just over 1 box. The rest can be saved for another time. Each box includes easy to follow directions. Last year I made the recipe with just 1 cup of rapadura/sucanat and it definitely was not sweet enough, in our opinion. This time around I bumped it up a bit and it was delicious! The recipe is included in the box of pectin, but you can also download it from their website here. There are other recipes included as well for cooked canned jam.

Here is my personal preference:


4 cups berries – I love to use marionberries or blackberries because they are so cheap (if not free)!
1/4 cup lemon or lime juice (optional)
1 cup honey or 2 cups rapadura/sucanat
3/4 cup water
3 tsp pectin
4-12 tsp calcium water (each box of pectin includes the calcium package to make this)


The easiest way I found was to start by boiling the water. While you wait, mash the berries in a blender or food processor. Combine with lemon juice and sweetener, mixing thoroughly. Put berries aside while you pour the boiling water into your blender along with the pectin and blend for 1-2 minutes until thoroughly dissolved. Add the pectin and water to your berries and combine thoroughly. Gradually add calicum water until it gels. I found that about 6 tsp was perfect for marionberries. Transfer to your clean 8 oz jars and cover securely. Make sure to allow 1/2 inch room at the top of the jar for expansion. Freeze immediately. The instructions say that once opened you need to use within a week. I think that it definitely last longer than this. If concerned, simply put it back in your freezer to preserve it longer.

The total cost for me was about about $1 per 8 oz of jam. Not bad at all!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Soap Nuts Liquid Detergent – Extreme 18X Giveaway!



I am a huge fan of the simplicity and safety without excess waste of using soap nuts for all my laundry needs (including those cloth diapers)! Soap nuts grow on trees! We have discussed all the wonderful benefits of using soap nuts here and from our previous giveaway here, and now we want to introduce you to the liquid version! As I shared before, Soap Nuts are the only laundry soap that grows on trees, thus giving us the most sustainable and natural option out there. It is 100% safe and natural for the most sensitive skin. Soap nuts are the dried fruit of the Chinese Soapberry tree. They contain saponin, a natural cleaner. They are simply harvested, de-seeded, and then dried in the sun. Great for hard water and high efficiency machines. It is biodegradable, hypo-allergenic, brightens colors, low sudsing, and contains a natural fabric softener.

Now NaturOli offers another product that makes it even more simple and convenient to use soap nuts – enter Extreme 18X liquid detergent! You only have to use 1/2 teaspoon per load of laundry as it is a highly concentrated 18x potency. I have been experimenting with the Extreme 18X liquid detergent and I really love it. It cleans well, smells fresh and produces soft clothing. My tip: make sure to use a measuring spoon to measure it out per load. It is so easy to use too much when you simply squirt it into your washer. Extreme 18X works in your dishwasher as well! Simply squirt about 1/2 teaspoon in your dishwasher dispenser and away you go! I have also diluted it with water in a spray bottle for a gentle and effective household all-purpose cleaner with great success. This is a multi-purpose all natural alternative that avoids excess waste. See that picture on the left? Compare that weight and packaging and see how much better soap nuts are for our environment.

Now, you can win a sample of the Extreme18X liquid detergent! This sample offers you 1 ounce of
This is the sample you could win!


This is the sample you could win!

liquid detergent that will yield 12 high efficiency (HE) loads or 6 standard loads – or more! If you have been skeptical of the wonders of soap nuts, this is your opportunity to sample the most concentrated, effective, green laundry detergent on the market.

We have 20 sample trial bottles to give away today! So there will be 20 lucky winners of the Soap Nuts Extreme 18X laundry detergent!

To Enter:

1. Simply leave a comment below and tell us what you think about Soap nuts. Have you tried them yet? If you haven’t, just leave a comment and tell us you want to be entered in the giveaway.

2. If you want to be entered twice, post about this giveaway (linking directly to it) on your blog!

Giveaway ends: Monday, August 3, 2009, 5:00 pm PST.

Giveaway limited to US participants.

Extreme 18X can be purchased in a variety of sizes from NaturOli as the more you buy the more you save. Highly recommend this company as they provide the highest quality soap nuts I have tried! Full disclosure: I am an affiliate of this company and receive a small amount per sale of their products.

Be sure to CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR THE GIVE AWAY!! YOU'LL WANT TO POST ON THE BLOG THAT THE TITLE LINK TAKES YOU TOO!!

About Our Family

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Missouri, United States
Clinton and I live in Missouri. Clinton works for CED, Inc. It is an electrical distributing company. He works in Inside Sales right now and is training for Outside Sales. I am an Independent Marketing Consultant for Melaleuca. I work from home and I really love what I do. Cora is 3 years old and she is so excited about starting Preschool in the fall. She loves everything Princess and her favorite color is Pink! Miles is 2 and he loves CARS the movie and is really into Thomas the Train as well. He is a ball of Fire and keeps us on our toes! And in keeping with stereotypes, loves the color Blue. Well, Wyatt Evan Fisher is here now!! He arrived at 5:03pm on June 22, 2008!! We are so very blessed and so very excited! He's 7 pounds and 5 ounces, 20 inches long! Healthy and so very handsome! We are so blessed and so proud of our new baby boy! Precious blessing from God!

Fisher Farm Family Cookout!

Fisher Farm Family Cookout!
Cora was swinging with her cousins.

Fun Fall Pictures!

We had a blast taking the kids pictures! It was a gorgeous fall day and the kids were in great moods! We really loved Miles "cheese" face! We tried to get him to say something else so he'd actually have a smile instead of the "cheese" lips! :)

I have included some of Hannah, Major and Cannon. They are great friends of Cora, Miles and Wyatt. We have had a great time being neighbors and friends! We have been really enjoying doing things together.



Cheese Lips!

Again with the lips! :)

The Ulitmate Mud Puddle Adventure

Miles LOVES Puddles! We have had a lot of rain lately and so the dead end fills up quickly with the run off. This is such a great joy for Miles. He loves water and jumping into puddles and making quite a mess of things! Take in mind that it's October and quite chilly out~this means nothing to Miles~he feels no cold. Now, since daddy took the pictures, please excuse the fuzzy ones! :)

Painting the Pirate Ship!

Cora and Miles love painting! They had a great time painting and I had a wonderful time watching them, taking pictures, laughing, being amazed at how quickly they are growing up, in awe of their creativeness. I am so blessed to be their mom. What a precious gift God has given me. I am so thankful!

Puddin'

I decided that it would be fun to let the kids play with their snack as a sensory activity! So, we had chocolate pudding to "paint" and granola and dried fruit to "decorate the painting" and their bodies as the "canvas"! It was a hit!

Miles wasn't sure at first~he usually revels in messes, but this time Mom was "letting" him and he just didn't know what to think about that! It didn't take him long to get into it though.

Cora had a great time and she dug in right away! When Dad came home from work, she invited him to join the fun as well! He took off his shirt and soon he was the canvas that the kids were painting! Cora wanted to make sure that his entire back was covered!

Wyatt remained an outsider to the event~which I am sure he appreciated! He really enjoys watching his brother and sister play. He smiled and laughed and cooed a lot! It was a really enjoyable time for us all! If you haven't had fun with pudding, I suggest you try!

Cora and her "Pudding Art Creation"

Cora and her "Pudding Art Creation"
We have chocolate pudding, granola, and dried fruit!

Puddin' face!

Puddin' face!

Miles was just getting started!

Miles was just getting started!

Now we are getting the hang of it!

Now we are getting the hang of it!

Cora loved the feel of the "squishy" pudding in her fingers!

Cora loved the feel of the "squishy" pudding in her fingers!

Daddy jumping in the fun!

Daddy jumping in the fun!

HMMMM......

HMMMM......

Almost got it all......

Almost got it all......

The Finished Paintings!

The Finished Paintings!

Now with silly faces!

Now with silly faces!

Cora's First Day of School!

Cora's First Day of School!

It was chilly morning.

At School

At School
In front on her school.

Her Cubby

Mrs. Creason~Cora's Teacher

Mrs. Creason~Cora's Teacher

Oh bath time!

Oh bath time!

May I Help You?

May I Help You?

Here's lookin' at you kid!

Here's lookin' at you kid!

Wondering if we could just go on our walk already!

Please???

Please???

Wyatt always falls asleep in his backpack on our walks!

Playing in the sprinkler!

Playing in the sprinkler!

Hannah, Grant, and Cora~Umbrellas to "save them" from getting wet....didn't work out so well!

Hannah, Grant, and Cora~Umbrellas to "save them" from getting wet....didn't work out so well!
Hannah and Grant are our neighbors. Hannah lives next door and Grant lives caddy corner across the street.

Hannah's brother Major.

Hannah's brother Major.
Major and Miles are good friends~they love to play together!

Fort Umbrella~all the kids are inside.

Fort Umbrella~all the kids are inside.

Miles coming to join the Umbrella Crew.

Miles coming to join the Umbrella Crew.

Cora Loves Playing With Finn!

Cora Loves Playing With Finn!

Clinton Jumping Over Cora!

Clinton Jumping Over Cora!

We take Jason's Dog Disel, for a walk everyday! Cora likes to hold the leash by herself.

We take Jason's Dog Disel, for a walk everyday! Cora likes to hold the leash by herself.

Cora LOVES to ride her bike! Everytime we are outside, she's on her bike!

Cora LOVES to ride her bike! Everytime we are outside, she's on her bike!

Miles Messes

Miles loves to make messes! This montage of cereal was waiting for me one morning and boy was I happy about it..... This isn't the first (or the last ~ I'm sure) time this has happened. If you don't get him food the moment you hear him wake up~BEWARE! Oh the joys of parenthood!

Miles Helping Himself to Breakfast.....

Miles Helping Himself to Breakfast.....

Cora and Aunty A making Cheese Cake!

Cora and Aunty A making Cheese Cake!

BIG SISTER

BIG SISTER

Cora is always asking to hold Wyatt

Cora is always asking to hold Wyatt

How Sweet

How Sweet

Into the face paint from halloween.....

Into the face paint from halloween.....

Miles thought Wyatt needed some too!

Miles thought Wyatt needed some too!

Bath Time

Bath Time

4th of July

4th of July

Four Wheelin' Anyone?

Miles loves Uncle Paul's four wheeler! He just loves to run to the shed, get the helmet on (which used to terrify him) and climb on! If he can talk daddy into it (which isn't a hard thing), he gets to ride all over the farm!

Clinton Painting Cora's Nails

Clinton Painting Cora's Nails

Angela and Jeremy Reynolds

Angela and Jeremy Reynolds
This is my best friend and her husband.

Wyatt's first week!

We had so much fun spending Wyatt's First Week of life with Nani and Pop Pop! We drove down right after we were released from the hospital and Wyatt proved to be a great little traveler! He never made a peep! Cora and Miles were great helpers and loved having their baby brother in between them. Every time we got out of the car, Cora would say,"Mom! Don't forget our baby!" It was really cute. It was a lot of fun for the cousins to get a chance to spend time together too. It was a great week!

Our First Family Pic!

Our First Family Pic!

Playing Time

Playing Time
In Nani and Pop Pop's basement playing!

Balloon Swords!

Balloon Swords!
Safe Play?

Ping Pong anyone?

Ping Pong anyone?
Miles couldn't wait for his turn to play ping pong

Nani and Cora

Nani and Cora
They had matching hats! It was so much fun!

Proud Grandparents!

Proud Grandparents!

All the Kids with Nani and Pop Pop!

All the Kids with Nani and Pop Pop!

Diaper Head!

Diaper Head!
He decided that it would be fun to put his swim diaper on his head! He made the return trip home a funny affair!

Cora wanted to do diaper head too!

Cora wanted to do diaper head too!

The Arrival of Wyatt!

We were so very excited for the arrival of Wyatt! He arrived two weeks early, much to everyone's surprise! On June 22, 2008, at 6:30am, I noticed that it was going to be a very special day! I woke Clinton up and we began the "run around". We had to get everything cleaned and packed and ready for the next week. We arrived at the hospital and everything took off from there! He arrived at 5:03pm and was 7 pounds 5 ounces , 20 inches long. Just perfect! He was our smallest baby, but the size of a regular full term baby! He just seemed so tiny to us! And to think that most people have babies his size! We couldn't be more thrilled with our new little man! He is so precious to us! He is very content and sleeps very well! You can't ask for more than that!

Baby Wyatt is coming!

Baby Wyatt is coming!
I wanted a picture before Wyatt made his grand entrance!

Our Precious Little Man!

Our Precious Little Man!
Just a few minutes after he was born!

Mom and Baby!

Mom and Baby!
I couldn't be more thrilled with him!

Dad and his Son

Dad and his Son
He is so proud of his boy!

Big Sis and Wyatt!

Big Sis and Wyatt!
She sang "Mary had a little lamb" to him! It was so cute!

Wyatt Evan Fisher!

Wyatt Evan Fisher!
Our Precious Baby Boy! Loves to look around!

Nani and Pop Pop!

Nani and Pop Pop!
Happy Family!

Pop Pop and Wyatt!

Pop Pop and Wyatt!
Pop Pop was able to cut the cord! How cool!

Wyatt and Nani!

Wyatt and Nani!
We loved having Nani there for the Birth!

Uncle Jason!

Uncle Jason!
It was great to have Uncle Jason come and visit!

Summer 2008!

We are having a lot of fun this summer right in our own back yard! We got the kids a little pool that they love and a swing that I (Amy) love so that we could enjoy being outside together as a family! God has blessed us with great children, great weather, and so much love for each other. I am always thankful for how well the kids get along. I am looking forward to seeing how Wyatt will fit with our little family.

Cora is growing up so fast and she is "teaching" Miles new things all the time! Miles grows so fast "learning" from his big sister and he loves to copy her. He follows her and repeats what she says and does what she does. It is really sweet to see them playing together and learning from each other.

Umbrella Time

Umbrella Time
Cora loves her little umbrella!

Fun in the Summer Sun!

Fun in the Summer Sun!
They love their little pool!

Pool Time!

Pool Time!
They love Splashing in the Pool!!

Eatting Pluots!

Eatting Pluots!
Snack time in the pool! Can't get any better than that!

We love eachother!

We love eachother!
They are best friends!

Cora and Miles Club House!

Cora and Miles Club House!
They love this little house!

Painting!

Painting!
The kids discovered that if you get chalk wet, it makes "paint"!

Coloring!

Coloring!
Cora loves to color.

My yellow picture!

My yellow picture!
Cora wanted to make sure that I took a picture of her with her picture!

My Favorite Cuties!

My Favorite Cuties!
They are such posers!

My Studly Man!

My Studly Man!
Miles is such a big boy!

Precious Princess!

Precious Princess!
Cora is such a Princess!