August 5, 2013
Spring brought a new adventure to the Stepp family and I'll admit, I was shocked at how fast we got here! Wells played in a 5U T-ball league (for the first time, of course) and we all had a blast! Not only did Wells love to play, he improved lots over the season, but Graham and I made new friends as well! Here are some pictures from our little guy's first baseball experience:
Collin, Davis, Cohen, and Wells ready for their first game!
Wells and his biggest fans!
Who is this big kid?
Seriously, I die over this one!
T-ball proved to be fun for the whole family!
August 2, 2013
Happy Friday! What deliciousness will you treat yourself to this weekend?
July 3, 2013
There are few things I enjoy more than eating...the whole Eat, Drink, and be Merry thing really works for me! I kinda love it! So, since it's a holiday I'd say that's a darn good excuse to do exactly that! Here are some things that I may (key word MAY) do this week:
via Pinterest, where else!
Aren't these precious! I foresee them being a favorite amongst kids and adults!
I would probably add whole blueberries as well to make them even more festive! Yummy!
The above picture just made me smile because I LOVE pickles on my BBQ sandwiches! Graham, not so much! But, regardless of how we eat them the bottom line is, this week, we will eat them!
My BBQ recipe is this:
(variation between my step-dad's recipe and Linds and Jami's)
1 medium sized pork loin
1 other piece of meat (usually whatever is on sale, pork or beef)
1 whole onion, sliced
1 can of coke or beer (whichever I have)
1 bottle of BBQ sauce of your choice (I vary between Stubb's and Sweet Baby Rays)
Layer sliced onion in bottom of crock pot. Place meat on top. Cover with can of coke or beer and 1 or so cups of water. Cook on high heat for about 6 hours. Once cooked drain meat and remove onion. Cover with sauce and serve! I always buy slider buns for me and regular sized buns for Graham. Simple enough and always delicious! Seriously, it never disappoints!
So, eat up folks! It's Independence Day!
July 1, 2013
With the 4th of July upon us I thought I'd do a throwback to last year's events as a recap! So, here's what this week looked like for us a year ago:
So, there's our little flashback! Stay tuned this week for more patriotic posts! And, feel free celebrate with these old guys as well! Happy! Happy!
We kicked off our week's festivities with the fireworks in Sugar Creek! Can't wait to compare this year's picture to the one above! Poor Ford is barely hanging on for dear life but he was a trooper! I remember that he slept through the entire fireworks show in Jami's arms! (The twins went home with their grandparents so she was childfree and oh so gracious to help out with Ford!)
These two have SO many pictures like this! I have a feeling there will be many more to follow as well! Emma Gray usually wins out for title of Wells' best girl...other than mommy of course! ;)
I love Ford's "enough people!" expression! However, our rule is, as long as Graham and I look somewhat normal the picture is a keeper!
Here you have Wells and his big cousins on the actual 4th waiting for multiple fireworks shows! We went to my father-in-law's church and from the parking lot you can see at least 3 of Greenville's biggest displays! It was amazing and free and not even a portion of the crowd! Perfect way to spend the holiday! (I mean, and who doesn't love a hot summer night on a blanket with an iPhone!)
June 29, 2013
It's summer! And nothing says summer is here quite like a bowl of fresh sweet strawberries! And, since they happen to be one of my favorite things I love having free labor to help pick them! (Note: I don't think I violate any child labor laws in the pictures to follow!)
Look Linds, red hands!
Off to work!
Ava is looking for the perfect strawberry!
So many to choose from!
It's hard work...
Makayla found the biggest one!
Field trip success!
June 27, 2013
Graham seriously is the best daddy in the world! He deserves this title for multiple reasons but today I'm just going to show one reason why we think so: The Playhouse!
It started like this on a Sunday afternoon! He had no plan, no blue prints, just an idea and lots of patience! (the bubble bucket was a little distraction for daddy's helper! You'll see him below!)
Wells LOVED working on this project too!
This one just makes me smile!
Wells wanted to play in the "playhouse" even when there wasn't one! Ford, he pretty much didn't care! Sidenote: Graham made the length of the fort long enough for an adult to lay down inside. His purpose was so he could campout with the boys (well, just Wells for now) this fall! He's a fun dad!
Look Mommy, there's a slide! We were able to save some money by finding a slide on Craig's List! It required a little TLC with soap and a brush but it was well worth it!
And there you have it...our playhouse! We are all so proud of it! Graham did one heck of a job! I'd say the boys struck gold with this one...and the playhouse is pretty cool too! ;)
June 26, 2013
So, like we discussed on Monday, Ford turned ONE in May! We had a fun, laid back play-date party for the little guy which was just Ford's style! (He's our laid-back fella, much like his daddy!)
Here's the invitation done by amy adele! If you have not checked them out...do it! You'll be glad you did!
We had such a special day filled with friends, family, and babies...all of which we could not be more thankful! Oh Happy Day! (please note that Ford demolished his cake...I mean, he killed it! And loved every minute!)
For extra fun you can check out highlights from Big Brother's first birthday party here!