Thursday, October 25, 2007

Leah the late bloomer

My Mother practically died when I told her I wanted to borrow her canning stuff. I canned tomatoes this summer, only 4 quarts. I am now canning applesauce. I love homemade applesauce and Ed was convinced he didn't like it, so a challenge was issued. I made zucchini bread and then proceed to make applesauce out of 9 lbs. of apples, Empire and Fuji to be exact. May I add it does not even contain sugar, a little cinnamon yes but no sugar. Ed tried it and liked it so much he decided to join in.

I must say I am quite proud of the finished product. And it is delicious.

I talked to my Mom on the phone today and asked if I could borrow her sewing machine until Christmas. I am making most of my presents this year.Again she almost died. I could hear her picking herself up off the floor, almost as good as the time I called home and told her I got my bellybutton pierced when I was 15.(It was a joke) I always thought I was the black sheep of the family, not a domestic bone in my body, but I guess I was just Leah the late bloomer. I may have found a new hobby. It goes great with our new eating style. Organic and natural. I never thought I would turn into this.

Feeling fall

This past weekend we went pumpkin picking at Johnson's Farm. It was a lot of fun. We did the hayride out to the field and picked pumpkins and gourds. Anya had a blast picking the gourds, just her size.

Then we went into the store to get some butternut squash, spaghetti squash and apples and of course apple cider donuts. They had this great antique tractor that you could sit on and of course Anya and her Papa wanted a turn.
Then we had to have a carving party. We invited our friends the Hames family over for shrimp scampi and pumpkin carving.

Friends and fall, it doesn't get much better than that.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

My trendy 3 month old

I love the show Top Chef on Bravo. There was a contestant named Dale who was one of my favorites. He had a little mohawk. I have noticed that mohawks are becoming trendy again. I decided to make my little man look trendy, without the clippers. Marlene calls it a fauxhawk. I thought it was cute but Ed thinks he looks too much like Dale, who by the way was the flamboyant gay one!
What do you think?

I like it! I say while he doesn't protest I can dress him however I want!

Weekends in CT

This month, by the end of the month we will have made 3 trips to CT. Talk about lots of driving, it is 3 hours away and that is with minimal traffic. It is a hassle but it is usually fun. Here are some of the things we have done this month up there.

We helped Auntie Rachie do yard work at Grandma and Grandpa Florians house.

We also went cosmic bowling at the duck pin bowling lanes. So my 26 lb. 3 yr old could lift the balls!

And finally, learned that Anya has a future in the circus. Yes that is a Bumbo box. She thought she was a baby bird. She was supposed to be going to bed. It was about 10:00 p.m. Overall it was lots of fun.

Are we too matchy matchy?

Here are some older photos that I just think are too cute. I call them my matchy matchy section. I have decided that I should never have twins!

I still have to take a picture of them in their tractor shirts!

Monday, October 15, 2007

This weekend

This weekend I went to Time Out for Women and saw a friend that I haven't seen in a while. She told me if I want to join the blogging club, I have to pay my dues. Then I realized I hadn't written in a month. Wow am I lousy at this. An update on the kids. Kevin is huge he will be 3 months on the 20th and weighs a whopping 14 lbs. I say whopping because at 3 months Anya was 10.5 lbs. I call him my chubba chubba burning love. Kevin was blessed this weekend. I didn't take any pictures. I am an awsome Mom. I will take some next week and then you can see him in his little tux. Thanks Grandma! We went cosmic duckpin bowling on Sat. with Anya, I recommend it as a fun night. Marlene has a slideshow on That is what happened this weekend. Besides the fact it is cold and lovely and I am loving fall that is what we are up to lately.