Autumn Weekend 2011

On Friday we went for a run and picked wild flowers on the walk home. Java joined in the fun. Then Daddy cooked us up some potato and egg skillet lunch while Mommy baked a homemade sweet potato pie. Both were delicious!
On Saturday, we got up and started our pumpkin carving. Thalia quickly drew her “silly face” on her baby pumpkin. While she had a messy little tea party, Daddy carved a Gator! And Mommy went for a skull since her pumpkin was skull-shaped. It all turned out perfectly. This afternoon, we’re all heading to Thalia’s best school bud Maria’s birthday party!

Garden #2

The first garden is doing wonderful. Beans are coming in. We’ve harvested a handful of Jalapeno peppers already. Collards and lettuce are about ready. Carrots and onions are coming in nicely. So we decided to put in a second garden. We’ve got more collards going in it. Also, Kale, more lettuce, bush beans, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. It’s going to be a salad fiesta! Pretty pictures:

2011 Birthday Party

We had a fabulous birthday party for Thalia and Madilynn at Downey Park. Thalia was too interested in the party to partake in the water park fun, so I didn’t get pictures of that. But the kids loved the piƱata. It was tons of fun. Thank you everyone for coming out and celebrating with us! And thank you Jeff and Renee for doing most of the work while we were laid up with the stomach bug. Next up… Fourth of July!!

Summer So Far

I spent my whole morning getting hundreds of pictures off of my cameras. There are videos, too… but I’m STILL trying to get them off my camera. The battery died halfway through, and I have to wait until it charges to get the rest off. It’s been an eventful summer. I chose the best of the best pictures to post. Mostly the pictures are of Thalia (of course) at our two trips to the river. Unfortunately, Thalia is very sick with a stomach bug this week. I had to cancel her swim lessons. Hopefully, she will be totally recovered by her and Madi’s birthday party on Saturday. On that note, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MADILYNN!!