Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Our site...

We have never stayed at Filmore Glen in Moravia, but I definitely wouldn't mind going back.  They were the only place that had a site available for Friday night.  We didn't need to be back until Saturday evening so we figured why not stay if we could.  So we tried a new place!  This is also the first time we have taken all 4 pets with us.  We have taken Beaker and she does great, but this was Peterette's first time out.  I was slightly worried about it but it was great!

They warned us when we checked in that although our site was nice because we were at the end of a dead end "loop", on the other side of the trees was a fairly busy road.  They said if we didn't like it they would move us.  We LOVED it!  The traffic didn't bother us, it really wasn't bad and there was a good amount of trees there so you couldn't see the road really.

And we had the whole "loop" to ourselves until Thursday!

So peaceful and beautiful!  So thankful for the opportunity!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Reluctently back :)

I don't even know where to start!  What an awesome week we had!  It was almost too good because neither Doug, nor I, were ready to leave!  I have a ton of pictures and such to share, but for now, we are just getting back into the swing of things.  The laundry is caught up, dishes are done and house is cleaned!  I'm feeling very accomplished so far!  Today is our first day back into reality! ;)  We started school this morning, and babysitting started back up.  So far its been a great day!  Tomorrow I'll have more on our trip and pictures!  For now we are just getting things figured out!  I hope you guys have an awesome day!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Crazy Week...

This is the last week free before babysitting and school starts back up.  So we are taking advantage of it and heading to Ithaca with Doug.  It is going to be an interesting trip for sure.  We are taking the 2 dogs, Beaker and Peterette.  LOL  We will see how this goes!  I'm excited to spend some time down with him though.  We haven't had a chance to do as much traveling with him as I initially hoped to do this summer.  With him being all over it's hard planning ahead and knowing these things.  
In other news, Peterette did something to her leg yesterday.  She lets me touch it and all without seeming to be in pain but she holds it out and won't hop on it.  I'm thinking she pulled a muscle.  We are going to wait it out for about a week and see how she does.  She is still eating and drinking and climbing her ramp so she seems to be fine.  She just doesn't want to move around a whole lot.  The girls are worried about her of course and can't wait until she is back to feeling like herself.  
Well I'm off.  I've got to do some shopping today and pack stuff for when we leave.  I'm not sure that I will be able to blog much this week.  I may be able to put one up via my phone, but if is your warning! ;)  I hope you all have a great week!

Friday, August 21, 2015

New glasses

So after giving her glasses a break for a while for multiple reasons, I recently took Marissa in to have a recheck on her eyes.  Her original glasses had broke and the eye doctor had told us she probably wouldn't need them longer than a year.  Since she wasn't complaining anymore we just let her be.  In the past month or so, she has really started complaining that she can't see so we made another appointment.  Her prescription definitely changed for the worse and she is actually only a step away from needing bi-focals.  For now we are fine.  He said if she started complaining about reading to bring her back in, otherwise he wants to see her next year.  She picked out a new pair of frames and I love them!  She looks really good in glasses!

Madalyn has really started reading in the past week.  :)  I love my girls!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

New addition :)

Remember a month or so back when I did a post on the cookies that saved the bunnies' life?  "Peterette" was going to live at Kenny and Laurie's, but she belonged to the girls.  Well a couple weeks ago that changed.  I got soft, I'll admit.  Doug had been ok with her coming to the house for a while, but I was not sold on the idea.  I caved finally LOL  and we surprised the girls by taking them on a shopping trip to buy supplies.  Once her hutch came in, we got everything ready and went and picked her up. 

She is one spoiled bunny, but the girls love her and are doing a great job at taking care of her.  Doug and I help out once in a while, but overall they have everything under control.  So far Beaker hates her, Chloe thinks she is food and Molly wants to play with her.  LOL  We figure over time everyone will adjust, but for now its just easy enough to keep everyone separated.   
Welcome home Peterette!
(She is a 4 month old Flemish Giant)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Comp time...

When Doug got back from his 2 weeks gone, Dairy One gave him some comp time.  We gladly accepted! :)  Doug wanted to lay low for the most part, but he did want to take the girls to do something big at some point during that time.  We settled on going to Bolt Castle.  I'd never been and Doug hadn't been there in a long time.  I'm glad we went.  The girls got a little tired of it, but what an amazing story and the buildings were incredible!  

The boat house...we started here and then took a boat over to Heart Island.

The castle

Formal Dining Room

Maid's Dining Room


Servant's Dining Room


Look at this ceiling!

There were a couple rooms like this...someday they will be finished but for now they house supplies.

Rounded windows!

Bowling ally in the playhouse

I'd love to go back again a few years down the road when the kids have a better appreciation for these type things and see what else is done!