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The Celebrating for Janie

My niece Janie turned 7 on October 4th (10-4 good buddy… okay showing my age)! Well, I was having a little difficulty getting my pictures from the celebration to WordPress. I beginning to think that it’s totally operator error hehe!

Anyway without further ado, or problems from the “operator”, here’s Janie’s birthday celebration at my parent’s home!

Janie wanted pink and green streamers, a Minecraft “grass block” cake, and for lunch BLT’s without the T’s (that’s a bacon and lettuce sandwich). My 29 y/o niece asked “The rest of us can have T’s (tomatoes) can’t we? Sure thing!

Just to let everyone know that’s not clued in to Minecraft, here is what a “grass soil block” looks like…

Minecraft grass soil block the Grass Soil Block cake

Finishing up the “Happy Birthday Janie”!


The Cake!



Of course Avery and Finley needed to help Janie open her presents!



Mitzi helping with the words!

They seem very interested in this next one!


The girls are ready to eat cake! Sooo let them eat cake!


The next two aren’t “birthday specific ” but did happen on Janie celebration day!¡

Aunt Avery and her niece Finley in their matching pink cowboy boots!20141005_171551

Well, as the saying goes… “Better late than never”,  I’m sorry for the ” operator error” and for some reason blurry pictures that day! You’ll still like me anyway, right? Heehee!

Another Deer Family Update

litte fawn
Here the little fawn darting around the yard!
Curious little one!
Curious little one!
Still curious!
Still curious!
Mom grazing but still watchful!
Mom grazing but still watchful!
Time to "eat"!
Time to “eat”!
Out for an adventure together!
Out for an adventure together!

Here they came all the way up into the driveway! The little fawn was mesmerized by it’s reflection!

"Hey mom I can see myself"
“Hey mom I can see myself”

Thanks for tolerating my deer family updates :)! Original post here & first update here!

The Celebrating!

Yesterday we celebrated my nephew Keegan’s birthday at my Mom & Dad’s! It was fantastic! Everyone was there except for Keegan’s girlfriend and her son!

Keegan requested “Grandpa burgers” (which usually the grandkids do), Bob Evan’s mac and cheese and a yellow cake with white icing! The rest of the meal he didn’t care.

“Grandpa burgers” are sirloin patties from a local market near my parent’s, Lehr’s Prime Market” and grilled with another local’s, Montgomery Inn, bbq sauce on them!  Then topped with cheese, if you want, and whatever toppings you like! Nothing fancy, but very delicious!

I got busy sidetracked with my young nieces Janie & Avery, great niece Finley and little great nephew Easton, and didn’t get pics of everything I was planning to take, but… here’s a few!

Keegans cake 2014
The cake

Ok, this one is really blurry but I had to show Rudy seeing little Easton for the very first time!

Rudy with Easton
Rudy with Easton!

The girls “helping” Keegan with his gifts! They usually help everyone on every occasion, well, except Christmas! They’re to busy with their own then :)! It’s Keegan’s little cousin Janie (love her expression, she’s on the left)and little sister Avery!

Keegan Janie & Avery
Janie, Keegan and Avery!

They’re still interested in the cards! BTW, everyone is required to read their cards out loud!

Keegan Janie Avery 2
Opening more cards!

I love the cute big brother, little sister look going on here!

Avery and big brother
Keegan & Avery!

Once again the girls waiting for the candles to be lit so they can “help” blow them out! Now Keegan’s little niece Finley has joined him! I guess in a couple years Easton will have to “help” everyone too!

waiting for candles
Waiting for candles!

It was a wonderful day of celebrating! I got to see and spend time with my whole family! Thank you Dad & Mom for everything, Mitzi & Mark, Tony & Bridget, Britainy & John, Keegan, Cassidy, Janie, Avery, Finley and Easton! Of course I also got to spend the day with my immediate family, so thank you Rudy & Audrey too!

I am so greatly blessed! Thank you Lord!

Deer Family Update

Here’s a photo update on our momma and baby living in our backyard. If you missed my “birth announcement” you can see it here ;)!

Here the momma is right at the base of our porch steps eating her evening meal before turning in for the night. The fawn is under a bush farther to the top of this picture!

Doe near stairs to driveway!
Doe near stairs to driveway!
Fencing on left if the fencing in first photo!
Fencing on left is the fencing in first photo! The rail on bottom right is porch stairs!

Doe close to house

Doe close to house 2

The next morning both the momma and baby were out roaming around. The mom eating and the baby drinking. Where the fawn is feeding is about 100 feet from where they usually sleep. So momma takes the fawn out exploring around the yard a couple times a day.

fawn feeding 2
Fawn feeding!
fawn feeding 1
Another one just because it’s so cute!

She Chose Our Yard!

We have just under one acre within the city limits! We share the end of the cul-de-sac with one other house. So both our properties are a fairly large pie wedge with most of the yard being in the back.

We also are close to a 1,459 acre forest, so we are always getting deer, hawks, falcons and many other animals that stray from the woods on their adventures.

However, with all the deer we have seen, we have never had a pregnant doe choose our yard for her “birthing center”! The last two nights we have had the joy of watching this little one take it’s first few steps into the world. All under the protective eye of it’s mother in our fenced backyard.

New fawn and Momma!
New fawn and Momma!
New fawn and Momma!
New fawn and Momma!
Fawn exploring
Fawn exploring
More exploring
More exploring

Just like a curious little one… sticking it’s head into the bush!

What's in here?
What’s in here?
Forsythia bush in backyard! Do you see the brown spot under it?
Forsythia bush in backyard! You can’t see the brown spot under it can you?
New fawn's new spot!
Fawn’s new spot!

It’s been really exciting watching the little one take it’s first steps. Momma looks pretty young herself, and seems to be a very good one!

We’re going to try and keep getting updates without disturbing them! Would you like them too?