Thursday, June 26, 2008

pie day.

Sometimes you just need to make a lot of pies! My little kitchen helper and I made 6 pie shells the other day with Grandma's special recipe. So now we have a freezer full, ready for chocolate cream pie, banana cream pie, lemon cream pie.... Of course they're NOT gluten free (unfortunately) so I just have a little bowl of chocolate pudding and I'm good to go. Everyone else has been enjoying them though. I'm just flexing my pie making muscles to get ready for apple season, since we'll probably have a backyard abundance of apples and crabapples. Yum!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

the garden.......

Our little garden is pluggin' along, but unfortunately this is all the spinach that survived. We had buckets of rain for 3 weeks in a row, so I think it just got rained out. E was soooooo excited today when I said it was ready to pick, it was just two tiny little plants. But the 8 little leaves of spinach are in the fridge right now, crisping up, ready for a miniature salad tonight. It still feels good though, to know we grew something!

And my little gardening girl is also thrilled about all of the flowers growing in our yard! So here's some to share........

Thursday, June 19, 2008

It's finally warm!

The kids are LOVING the yard! We've had a good week of sun and we've been soaking it up every day. I've been enjoying it from behind the pages of a book, cozy on my bench. Don't you just love summer days!

Monday, June 16, 2008

More Alaska......

I took soooooooo many pictures on our trip, I just want to share them all, but that would take days! So here's just a few more to show you what a wonderful time we had!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Gavin!

Two years ago today we welcomed this tiny, sweet little boy into the world. I should have known then that he was a bundle of energy because he popped out after only two hours of labour, just excited to be here!

Today's he's still full of fun and adventure! I looked through my pictures trying to find a good close up of him, but most of the shots are blurry and on the go!
This was about the best I could find, him running towards me! Thanks for coming to our family little guy! We love you!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008