Tuesday, June 11, 2013
A few months back Roxy had showed some interest in horses. Her and I took a special trip with a local homeschooling group to get to know horses! She was loving that it was just us girls going to do something special that she had really wanted to do. Roxy isn't one to jump right into doing new things like this. She likes to sit and watch, take it all in, before she decides if its for her or not. But she jumped right on that horse and didn't want to get off! She rode 3 different horses throughout the day but this guy was her favorite. She really likes making connections with animals and I think she was feeling it with this handsome fellow.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
We have been doing a lot of projects with cardboard and this house was one of the most fun for the kids to create. We used a box from a freezer for the ice cream truck. Big boxes are the best! They really took their job seriously and worked so hard to paint every last spot on that house inside and out. As you can see, they had great fun too. They may or may not still have paint stuck in their scalp...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I realized I never hit publish for this birthday post for my sweet girl...
Roxy is 4 years old! Wow, time really has been going by fast. This 4 year old only wanted 2 things for her birthday - a sunflower cake and a trip to the zoo.
We totally made that happen.
I found the idea for her cake on pinterest and it was very simple. I felt intimidated by doing crazy frosting decorating so this was perfect. Its a double layered vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. The Peeps are in a circle around the edge to make the petals and mini chocolate chips in the center of the flower as the seeds. When she saw it in the morning I had to take it out of the fridge at least 10 times so she could just stare at it. I think she liked it.
Nanny, Pa, and Dah gave Roxy a year family pass to Lowry Park Zoo for her birthday! We were able to rent a car and spend the day at the zoo with family and friends without having to break the bank. I LOVE the gift of experiences instead things.
Since Roxy is such an animal lover(her favorites are bugs, birds, and cats) we got her a pair of binoculars, a regional bird guide, and an adventure vest so she can learn more about her favorite birds and even find some new ones.
The day was fuller than I normally like birthdays to be but it all worked out in the end. Exhausted from her busy day, as I was tucking her in, she said "This was the best day. Ever".
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Bryan and I aren't the best truck painters in the world but here you have it. It looks great from a distance! Sanded, primed, and looking pretty for its custom paint job. It's been gone for 2 weeks now and we aren't sure how much longer its going to take. We haven't gotten even a glimpse of the painting progress and we are so anxious to see how it looks. Amazing I'm sure!
After the paint job we are looking at putting in the flooring, the music box, and finally ordering some ice cream for this baby!
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
We took a road trip across the state to pick up this super awesome 1966 Chevy Step Van. We are making it into an ice cream truck! Its a family effort with everyone pitching in to help. Things are going a bit slower than we had anticipated building it out and getting things ready to go but really we would rather do it right and nice than rush.
I didn't get any before pictures of the shelves that were in it. They were sledge hammered out by Bryan because the carpenter that had the truck before us made them almost indestructible What you see in these pictures is the new plywood walls going up, the deck for the freezers, cute little helpers, and the serving area being put in!