Monday, June 30, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Here are the girls -
Food was shells and cheese, octopus hot dogs, and for dessert octopus pie. This one was a lot of fun!
that I had to keep postponing it because the girls and the weather
refused to cooperate. The theme was "Hobo's". The girls were going
to dress up, but didn't. We were going to roast marshmallows over an
open fire pit, but it rained. So, we just ate what we call hobos.
It's hamburger and a lot of vegetable cooked together (it is better
than it sounds). And we played a game that the girls tried to guess
what the hobo's symbols meant. They also got a history lesson on
what it meant to be a hobo.
Here are some pictures.
It's been a long time since I have posted. Father's Day passed, and so did my 14 year anniversary of being married to the same wonderful man. Summer has just honestly drained me. Between the heat and trying to keep the girls occupied with fun stuff to do this summer, I have just been tired.
Here is a picture of what else has been going on to keep me busy!
Me and my grandmother and the girls went tomato picking on Tuesday. It was a lot of early morning fun. I am glad we were able to go so the last few days have been involved with putting them up. I can't wait for cold weather so I can make vegetable soup and put these in it!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
4 quarts of berries! Yeah, we love us some blueberry muffins in this house.
And yes, that is a pressure cooker in the background. We have been canning squash from the garden, and a few green beans. After 14 years (almost) of marriage, Ralph and I are still learning to communicate. I was sick last week with fever, sore throat, just feeling really bad. My husband didn't think it was bad enough not to keep up with the garden stuff, because that was more important! So, we have been discussing what it means when I have a fever and can't crawl out of bed, it's probably best just to leave me there until I'm better. I am not a very good sick person.
Hopefully we are back on track this week. Still picking produce from our garden. Family night is tonight. Going to the beach tomorrow to visit Georgia friends. Library on Thursday. Dentist on Friday. Whew, I think I may need a nap.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I became ill part way through the day. Ralph had a rough day at work. Then it was cloudy and we could not do part of what I had planned. Success - probably not. Fun - I think so. So the theme this night was Starry Night. The girls did their own version of Van Goh's Starry Night. We cut stars out and hung them over the table. All the food was star shaped - star shaped sandwiches, star shaped jello, cucumbers and carrots in a star shape. And blue gatorade to match the sky. We had planned on taking Madison's telescope out and look at the stars, but it was too cloudy. We also let the girls use tin foil to dress up in astronaut suits.
So, all in all good night.
Star shaped food
Girls dressed up in their suits
Madison and her painting (on the right)
Laney and her painting (on the left)
Morgan and her painting (on the left)
Stars over the table