The Fox Family

Another Day in the Life of a Fox…

1st Fox Family Garden June 5, 2010

Filed under: Charley,Ella — rfox14 @ 2:20 pm


Before selling our house and moving so Mike can fulfill his dream of becoming a farming CPA,

we’ve decided to try our luck in the backyard first with a small organic garden.


First  Mike, with the help of Grandpa Duane, built a 4 ft X 8ft raised bed garden.  

Next we started sprouting seeds!  I think we  started sprouting a bit early because the majority of them petered out before we were ready to plant.   

We ended up buying seedlings from a  really neat place called Lilly of the Valley


Mike even built us a makeshift compost bin out of old wooden pallets! 

I’m sure our neighbors think we’re crazy at this point, but I’m hoping to win them over with a few baskets of our summer harvest. 🙂



 If all goes well…and we don’t kill everything….our harvest will include green and red peppers, broccoli, red lettuce, spinach, green beans,

Roma and cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, basil and jalapenos.  



If you have any garden advice or pesticide free pest control tips PLEASE post them. 

We are all ears!


Last Day June 1, 2010

Filed under: Ella — rfox14 @ 3:37 pm

Ella is officially on summer vacation! 

Her teachers had the class vote on how to spend the last day and apparently the results were a tie.

Pajama & Pancakes and Movie & Popcorn Day was how they described it. 


Here is Ella on the last with her amazing teachers, Miss Nicki and Miss Kim. 

I sure am glad we get to see these ladies at church because Ella misses them already.


Make that one full year of Preschool behind us and one more to go before Kindergarten!    


Little Buckeyes vs. High Winds May 11, 2010

Filed under: Ella,Uncategorized — rfox14 @ 9:01 pm

High winds and winter-like temperatures put a damper on Ella’s first soccer game. 

This is the best shot I could get! 

Ella and her friend Ava huddling together in their soccer jersey and winter coat trying to stay warm on the sideline.

High winds couldn’t hold our Buckeye’s back though, they still scored more goals that day then the opposing four & five-year olds.  We have a star player on our team that apparently knows what he’s doing. YEA!!!

Just to give you an idea of how windy it was….our giant trampoline blew over and started rolling through our backyard about five minutes after we got home!  I think Mike got more of a workout chasing it than Ella did chasing the soccer ball. 🙂




Mother’s Day Spa Package… May 6, 2010

Filed under: Ella,Uncategorized — rfox14 @ 2:04 pm

compliments of First Years Community Preschool!

Yep….that’s right, all MOMs were treated to a two-hour pampering session by our four-year-olds.

Nothing like a few Chocolate-covered Strawberries and Oreo Truffles  to get you in the mood to relax.

Next it was time for a little (or a lot of) lotion foot massage…..


followed by a mani and a pedi!

Nice hair on my toes…Eeewww!  I’ll have to tackle that hobbit foot later. 🙂

Last, but definitely not least, was a trip to the hair station.


Isn’t it GREAT to be a MOM?

You betcha!

Happy Mother’s Day 2010…(early).


Sick of My Shoes Yet??? May 2, 2010

Filed under: Charley,Ella,Uncategorized — rfox14 @ 9:58 pm

So it’s been well over a month since I last gave you a Fox Family update. Sorry to my loyal blog followers… yes, all three of you… for such a long hiatus!  Thankfully we are all doing well and the only thing I can attribute our blog absence to is the everyday hustle and bustle of life…..and maybe just a little laziness on my part. 🙂 

 I must admit, it is nice to know that so many of you miss being able to check in on us Foxes.

With that being said…. here are some Fox  highlights from the last six weeks:

We spent Easter outdoors this year with a special picnic and hike at a beautiful place in Hudson, OH.


With Grandpa Duane’s help we put together a bouncing death trap for our backyard…

No accidents or child launchings to report of yet, thank goodness!


Ella and I joined some fellow preschoolers for a special concert at the library courtesy of the Canton Symphony Orchestra

It’s just like the El Bell to make herself right at home… even on the floor of the library. 🙂


We celebrated Charley’s 7th birthday!!!!

Where in the heck did seven years go???  Guess I must have blinked


Ella started soccer…. we can now relate to all the other crazy parents on Saturday mornings at Diamond Park with their lawn chairs.

Her first game is May 8!  Looks like we’re going to get you Michiganders to root for a Ohio team afterall. 🙂

Go Buckeyes!!!


Just a little update from us Ohio Foxes.  Thanks for putting up with my shoe picture for so long…and for not sending me hate mail about it! 🙂

 I can’t wait to fill you in on some fun stuff we have coming up…. especially Ella’s first soccer game. 



Afternoon Tea February 16, 2010

Filed under: Charley,Ella — rfox14 @ 3:40 pm

I had afternoon tea with the Duchess of Canton and the Duchess of Stark today.   

Both of my ladies arrived wearing the finest dresses, jewels and sparkly face powder this commoner has ever seen. 🙂

We sipped on exotic fruit flavored tea (I did at least, they chugged apple juice) and munched on the most delicious animal crackers in all the land.


This high society event was inspired by my adorable new teapot. 

Isn’t is cute?!?!?! 

 Thanks Nana… I absolutely love it!

You just fill the little darling with water, heat it in the microwave for a few minutes and then brew your loose tea inside. 


Want  your own little cutiepie teapot???  Check out The Seasoned Home

 If I lived in Holland, MI this is where I would want to work! 🙂


Snow Day Bliss February 10, 2010

Filed under: Charley,Ella — rfox14 @ 11:02 am

I never realized how great a snow day could be until the girls started school.  

 No rushing to get everyone up and dressed, no packing  lunches or telling the girls to hurry up and eat their breakfast, and my personal favorite… no hairbrushing meltdowns.   

It’s like having Saturday morning mid-week! In fact, it may be the best part about winter.


To celebrate this wonderful occasion I made Peanut Butter Banana muffins (come on…like I really needed a reason! 🙂 )





It sure is nice to have no agenda and no real need to get out of your jammies.  

At least once a week everyone should have a “snow day” no matter what climate you live in.