I am officially calling it quits for canning fruits/vegetables this year. I haven't done that much, but it has just stretched over too many weeks and I am tired of it! I bought cases of peaches and pears because I like the home canned so much better than the stuff from the stores. As Joe always points out, this does not save any money and takes a lot of time...so why am I doing it? Well, because that's what you do at the end of the summer! Anyway, I also canned tomatoes and carrots from our garden. That's a fulfilling thing to know that we grew it ourselves! There are still tomatoes ripening, but they'll have to go somewhere else (the freezer, my mom's house or anywhere else...) because I am retiring the canning stuff for the year and it is not coming out again! I've decided that canning is a little like pregnancy/child birth. It sounds like such a good idea, you get into the "thick of it" when it's too late to turn back and think, "I'm never doing this again!" But, the result is so worth it! Enough time passes and somehow I forget and end up doing it all over again!
Sorry, no cute pictures of all the bottles in a row, I'm way past caring at this point! :-)
Friday, September 18, 2009
On Tuesday was Sam's first day of Preschool. He was so excited to go and has been loving it so far! I was worried that he would cry the first day or be extremely shy/timid, but he surprised me. He walked right in and never really looked back, I was so relieved! Andrew, on the other hand, was very upset! He cried as we walked away and left Sam there and while we were running errands afterwards he kept pointing to Sam's empty seat and saying things like, "Sam sit here" and "Oh no, Sam all gone!" The second day Andrew knew what was coming when we drove up to the school and started saying right away, "An-due go too!" Sam explained to him, in a very grown up and sympathetic voice, that school is only for big boys and that Andrew wasn't all the way big yet. It was so cute!
Later that day we went to the Fair as a family. The boys didn't know exactly what to expect, but as soon as we got close enough for Sam so see the rides, he was bouncing out of his seat with excitement! It was a fun time that included looking at trains and tractors, lots of animals, eating dinner, a few rides and ice cream comes to top it all off.
On the Old Fashioned Train rideDinner at the Fair...yes we found chicken nuggets and boy did they make a mess!Andrew especially loved all of the different kinds of birds.Andrew looks on longingly while his big brother gets to ride rides...we was just a little too small. But......we snuck him on one anyway. His first time on a ride! You may not be able to tell for the picture, but he loved it!!As if dinner wasn't enough of a mess, we decided to give them ice cream as well!It was a great time! We were all exhausted by the end and the boys even slept in until 7:30 the next morning! Sam's been asking to go back to the fair everyday since.
Monday, September 14, 2009
These boys love pajamas!
Every night it's like they get to choose a new costume to wear for their adventures in bed. They love to act out whatever is on their shirt...rocket ships...dinosaurs...superheroes...you name it. It's sure makes bedtime more fun!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
So, I've been searching for something to update our blog with and I'm not coming up with anything. It's been an interesting last month or so with me being so worried about being put on bedrest that I haven't ventured far from home very often. I'll think of some fun, summertime activity to do with the boys but then I realize that A.) I don't have the energy for that and B.) My doctor would seriously have a fit if he knew that I was doing anything above and beyond "basic mommy duties". Combine that with the fact that Joe is STILL studying for the CPA and trying to get the last test taken by the time the baby gets here, our boys are stuck with two pretty boring parents right now. Luckily, they are little boys so between the sandbox and swingset in the backyard and the hose on hot days, they can keep themselves pretty well entertained. I, on the other hand, have read a lot of books and am trying not to feel guilty about all of the stuff that I'm not doing with them.
Two more months, right? Then I'll have a newborn and have a different but much cuter excuse for why I'm not getting anything done!