Monday, July 28, 2014

Cousins Weekend

This weekend involved a lot of swimming, a lot of baseball and a whole lot of heat!  My brother Jeff's family came to town and the kids loved playing with their cousins (Carter, sorry I missed getting a pic of you!)
My brother gave me some new computer tips and mom made a delicious lunch on Sunday. All in all a great weekend!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Roughing it...sort of

Last night Matthew, Molly and I camped in the yard for the first time. Molly's been pretty adamant that she doesn't want to camp"you know, because of the bears...." So I thought this would be a good way to ease her in to it. 

Added perk if being in the backyard, still in wifi range for a Netflix movie!

She made it until morning!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Maggie and Hannah

Tonight Maggie was curled up with the same blanket dear Hannah was last year. Sniff sniff. They sure do look alike. They do NOT act alike!

Cucumbers and Zucchini and Tomatoes, Oh My

The garden is finally really starting to produce some produce. Last week I canned bread and butter pickles (with cucmbers from my in-laws garden), made two batches of zucchini bread and canned jalapeƱo strawberry pepper jelly. My tomatoes are finally ripening and I see some BLT's in my future this week!
Mini loaves of zucchini bread. 

                     Pickles!!


Cooking down the pepper jelly. Yum!


          
My pride and joy!


You can't tell by the pic, but this zucchini is the size of a football. 

My first cucumbers emerging. 

Green beans ready to pick!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Week in Review

This morning I realized I hadn't posted any pics all week!  Yikes!  
Well, here is our past week in review.

Our front flowers are attracting lots of bees. Luckily, they are more interested in the flowers than us!

The kids, my mom, and I went and saw "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Starlight Theater. The kids loved it!  (And I sang the whole thing)


I'm officially a Mac girl. Though I'm still blogging from my phone for the time being. 


Matthew FINALLY (according to him) got under 8 seconds on his "cycle" stack. Jr. Olympics in two weeks!  

Molly and I went shopping with her friend Leah. These girls know how to accessorize. 


I picked some monster zucchini out of my garden!