Today I attempted to use the few apples we have picked from our tree. After two batches of applesauce (yum!) and one batch of apple chips, I still have apples sitting on my counter. (And another million on the trees.) Kaitlyn was a doll and slept all day. The boys “helped” Wade with his projects. I washed, peeled, sliced, chopped, and stirred all afternoon.
Month: August 2014
The boys wanted a picture before church – this is what happens with three kids and two seconds before being late.
Just hanging out with Daddy watching some TV.
Wade asked the boys if we should build a bonfire this weekend with all the scrap wood he is hoping will disappear. The boys agreed and couldn’t stop talking about it all day. Our favorite moment came when we realized they were saying “bomb”fire and were expecting an explosion.
All dressed in gold and ready for the Tech game!
I think she’s about to outgrow the frog.
This was one of those weird rain storms while the sun is shining.
It took a long time for me to understand his pronunciation, but then I finally got it and made Teague some edamame. He ate the entire bag and asked for more.
Thankfully Kaitlyn is very interested whenever Alex helps me “entertain.”
I’m a little clueless when it comes to this whole bow thing.
Alex is about to loose his two bottom teeth and Granny made him a pillow to hang off his bed.
(We wouldn’t want the tooth fairy to have any trouble.)
We have a mini (okay read that as six trees) orchard in our yard. There are four apple trees and two cherry trees. The apples are starting to look ripe and the ones we have tasted are yummy. Tonight the boys and I went apple picking for a few test recipes. (I have yet to figure out exactly what to do with several hundred apples.)
The long walk from our house to the bus stop (at the end of the driveway).
Our current morning schedule has Wade taking Teague to school on his way to work.
This is the first time I have really introduced any kind of toy to Kaitlyn (and seen a response). She was mesmerized the entire time I took my shower and got ready this morning.
There are quite a few strange things about our house. Some are fine and some continue to be an annoyance. Wade has always been extremely bothered that our bathroom doesn’t have a door. There is a door (pictured below) to a tiny hallway with open doorways from there to our bedroom and bathroom (the toilet is in its own small room with door). This didn’t bother me till I realized if the master suite door is open (which it normally is when I am home alone with three kids running around) you can look straight from our walkway to the backdoor (the partial window you see in the kitchen) into the bathroom. (I am taking the picture standing at our bathroom counter.) Someone did not think this through.
We had already discussed removing the opening between the kitchen and living room (which is right next to a larger opening between the two rooms), but I’m liking the idea more and more.
Testing out a design for a lemonade stand.
The after-nap look.
Kaitlyn put herself to sleep in her crib/bouncy seat on two separate occasions today!
Unless you have been living under a rock you have probably heard about the ALS ice bucket challenge. Alex was the first member of our family to be nominated. Teague and I weren’t too far behind. Alex was excited to participate and spent thoughtful consideration choosing who he would nominate (Aunt Emmy, Granny, and Pop). Alex also loved the actual challenge so much he did it twice. After the first time he picked up all the ice, refilled the bucket, and dumped it over his head again. Teague had to be convinced all day to participate and then was still quite reluctant when it was time for the bucket. (His unedited video actually had quite a few more tears at the end.)
I also managed to get a couple of still pictures too.
Keeping Kaitlyn happy so Mom can make breakfast.
Entertaining himself while everyone else gets ready for church.
Alex couldn’t wait to help Dad paint these crates for added book storage in his room.
Teague’s been asking to hold her for days and today she was happy.
Watching Mom make dinner.
Reading books to little sister.
Sonic is the newest and greatest in our house. The boys took turns running around the house and having me check to see if there was a blue “flash” behind them.
Past bedtime and rushing in the hope of a book.
Watching me fold laundry.
“Mom, I have two wiggly teeth.”
(Middle bottom two.)
This is Teague’s first year of interview questions. (And today is his first day of preschool at a local Montessori school.)
Who is your best friend – Zander (who he has never met but hears Alex talk about)
What is your favorite color – blue
What is your favorite food – strawberries
What is your favorite toy – cars
What do you want to be when you grow up – car costume
What is your favorite book – Curious George
What is your favorite TV show – Cat in the Hat
What is your favorite breakfast – boiled egg shaped in car mold
What is your favorite fruit – strawberries
What is your favorite game – iPad
What is your favorite animal – monkey
What is your favorite drink – orange juice and milk
What is your favorite snack – snack mix (with some kind of chocolate)
What is your favorite restaurant – Chancery
Who do you sleep with – New Monkey
My entourage to the doctor.
This is what happens when a little boy doesn’t take a nap in his bed as requested.
I’m not naming any names, but someone had a really rough day.