Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Our little punkin' wants to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!!

Molly turns 5 months old today!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pearl Snaps

Molly looked so cute yesterday in her pearl snap shirt. With Luke for a dad and me for a mom, I'm pretty sure she was destined to wear pearl snaps!

Little cowgirl Molly and her faithful cowdog, Kelly:

Taking a break to do a little reading:

She loves this Winnie the Pooh book because the pages make this crinkly noise when she touches them. She is all about toys these days and it's so much fun to see her figure them out.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Luke's Birthday

October 21st was Luke's 29th birthday! It was the first time Molly got to celebrate a birthday also. Luke worked in the morning and then we got to spend the afternoon together at home.

Opening presents first thing in the morning:
We worked on the fence a little--it was gorgeous weather, and then weaned our calves. They were pretty upset this morning:

Missing their moms:
Luke finished up the day with a little bow hunting and then dinner & birthday cake with Molly & I. It wasn't too much of a "party" but we had a nice, laid back day together.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Different Kind of Apple

So, I've noticed the focus of this blog has shifted from "what's different about Missouri compared to Montana" to all about baby Molly! I think it's great (and it reflects how the focus of our lives has changed), but here is something educational about Missouri to get me back on track.

In Montana we don't have hedge apples & in Missouri we do. Hedge apples are round, green fruit that fall from hedge trees this time of year. They're about the size of a softball or maybe slightly bigger and aren't edible for people. Horses and cows do eat them occasionally, but they can be a choking hazard. The wonderful thing about them is they are rumored to scare away spiders. If there is any chance of this being true and working, I'm all about it. I HATE SPIDERS!

While I was driving to town the other day I noticed a large pile of hedge apples all over the gravel road. Since I wasn't in too much of a hurry, I stopped and threw a bunch of them in the back of the pickup. Once I got home I spread them all along the sides of the house--by the window wells, next to the doorways, etc., in hopes of warding off spiders. Here's my loot:

I also decided to try something new this year, and gave a few hedge apples a different purpose:

I turned them into festive fall votives by carving out a place in the top to hold a pumpkin scented candle. With several of them together, I came up with a table centerpiece:

Spending more time at home has allowed me to get crafty and I'm lovin' it!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thrifty Finds

This past weekend Luke convinced me to give the Rutledge Flea Market a second chance. The first time I went there I was totally not impressed and slightly frightened. It was a dreary day in the fall, cold and windy and there we hardly any people there at all. Pretty much everyone that was there looked like some sort of criminal hillbilly and was carrying around some huge gun. So, you can see why I wasn't feeling the need to "check it out" again with my little baby.

However, according to Luke, they've really cracked down on the illegal gun sales and I must admit, it was a whole different experience this time around. First of all, it was a beautiful fall day and there were tons of people there--rather normal, average people. A lot of the stuff for sale is mainly junk, but I did find a couple bargains that I was pretty proud of--all of which were for Molly.

First of all, I found a Bumbo seat for only $5! These sell for $30-40 new and I just washed this one up and it's in perfect shape. Molly really likes "sitting like a big girl" and it holds her in really well.

We also found some cowgirl shirts that were just too cute to pass up for $0.25 a piece:When you're a baby, can you ever really have enough overalls? We found some bib shorts that Molly can probably wear next summer, for once again, $0.25 each:
We also got Molly a Halloween costume for $2, but you'll have to wait until Halloween to see that one!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Grandpa & Grandma Miller spent the past weekend with us and enjoyed hanging out with Molly. Molly gets really spoiled when they are around because she gets SO much attention! She loves it! I thought this picture of Debbie and Molly was really cute:

They even watched Molly for us one evening so Luke & I could go on a date by ourselves. It was really nice to have a meal where we didn't have to rush through it because of Molly needing attention or getting upset. They did a great job with her and we really enjoyed the nice night out.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Love Notes

Back in September, we were able to meet up with our friends Greg & Lesley who had a baby boy about 6 weeks after Molly was born. They live in Oklahoma so we don't get to see them often & we were really excited to meet baby Tyler. We met them for lunch and it was pretty cute to see the two little babies lined up next to each other in their carriers. Tyler even brought Molly a little gift for their "first date". I'm sure we will be teasing them about this when they are teenagers--haha!

This is the Mizzou Tiger onesie that Tyler gave Molly:

Thanks Tyler! We can't wait to see you again. Next time we will be big enough to play.

Monday, October 11, 2010

4 Months

Molly is now 4 months old and doing great! Here are some of her 4 month pictures--I know I've been behind on the blogging, but I have lots of pictures and will keep updating this week as much as I can:

I just can't get over her big blue eyes--they're so pretty!