Wednesday, September 30, 2009

One A Day

After: Boys room curtains, it's a pretty bad picture, but you get thepoint- before it was a blanket hyanging up tp block the sunlight.

The floor Before: Now I would like to say that we did not cover the floor before painting the fridge, because we planned on replacing it soon, so this is a pic after the fridge was painted. So the black stuff all over the floor is paint, not dirt :)

After: but before fridge was put back, you can see Eli is already throwing stuff on it

Wordless Wednesday: Brothers

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Taste of Summer

Summer is ending, which means soon the tomatoes will be gone. Poor Eli I don't know what he'll do when he runs to the garden to pick a nice fresh juicy tomato and finds nothing but straw!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

One A Day: Day 3 and 4

Day 3- Paint the fridge
Day 4- Rest from being up late painting the fridge!

Mike did more work with this than me, but I was up late, way later than usual so I'll still rest!
The fridge before was very old, yellowish, and had rust spots (which are usually covered by magnets), last year we got a new black stove and dishwasher and have been wanting to paint the fridge to match. We did it last night after the kids went to bed. We covered everything w/ paper and plastic since it is spray paint. Mike had to make something out of styrofoam to put over the fridge, since we had to have the doors open all night and we wanted to be able to leave the food in (rather than use a bunch of coolers), so he covered both sides and the seal worked great- the doors were open all night and no cold air leaked out so the food was fine!

It looks like a black fridge! We are replacing the floor anyway, so didn't cover it much.

The Beach

A few weeks ago (or months) we went camping and spent the day at the beach. Rowan had never been to the beach before and he was in love!

Eli looks like he's just chillin in the sand- but he had no fear at all in the water!

We spent ALL day at the beach, Eli was obviously tired, but I was still surprised when I put him in the stroller and he went to sleep!! He's not even strapped in- which should tell you how tired he was, otherwise he would have been climbing back out.

Rowan could have spent all day sitting in the waves, hopefully soon he can go to the ocean!

We ended up meeting up with my cousin and his 2 kids at the beach, they came back to our campsite and cooked out with us and later my aunt and uncle came out for some smores!

Rowan is just about 3 weeks younger than Ethan, this was the best picture I could get. Of course everytime I tried one of them would move!

Mike got Rowan a light to put on his head, he wore it in the tent when we were getting ready for bed and to read- him and Eli both thought it was pretty neat. I found it annoying since he would shine it right in my face every few minutes...

Waking up happy in the tent!

The boys had a lot of fun playing in the gravel of our parking spot, Rowan would make roads and scoop it with who else, but Scoop! Eli would shovel it into the bucket, I couldn't believe how entertained they were with rocks!

Monday, September 21, 2009

One A Day

We are getting ready to sell our house, we have a giant list of stuff to do to the house- mostly small, but I'm going to try and get one thing marked off everyday. Somedays we'll do more, some less, some will have pictures!!

Day One- Rearrange living room furniture- it does make the room look bigger, but it makes
it way less baby proofed! Oh well, he'll learn not chew the cords eventually- right?
Day Two- Made curtains for the boys room. Will post pics once I get a new curtain rod and can
asctually put them up! (Did I mention they share a room now?)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Baby Cone for the Baby

Eli had is first very own ice cream cone the other day! He doesn't seem too impressed by it.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Family Picture

Last week Rowan came home from school with a note requesting a family picture for their upcoming family unit. I looked and looked and looked, but could not find a picture of the four of us. I finally did find this picture (above), but it is so old(Eli was 5months) I figured we would take a new one to send. So we set up the tripod outside to take a quick (HA) family picture.
I think it turned out pretty well- don't you? Ah The memories!!

Eli is crying, because he had to be pried out of the little car he ran to as soon as we went outside. And Rowan? Well apparently he "really needed to get something!" Oh that something was a clump of grass he "needed to pick!"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Garden Update

Oh the garden! I had so many plans this year, while I really don't do much with the garden (hey somebody has to watch the baby!) I had planned to document the progress of the garden. I figured we would do pictures every 1-2 weeks to document how the plants were doing, takes pics when we started harvesting things, I would keep track of dates when things were ready... I would make a chart or something so we would know where everything was planted.... I had so many plans, and I'm pretty sure that other than Rowan's Garden this is my first garden post of the summer- and it's now September.. oh well there's always next year!

We have 2 peach trees that have popped up through our compost pile, they look great- gotta love compost! They can't be more than 2 years old.

This is a lemon cucumber- it's alright, we had regular ones too but no pics since they are all gone now, these ones are growing like crazy!

Fennel- Mike insists, it smells like black licorice so I won't touch it!

Amayrnth (sp?) I believe it's a grain, Mike wanted to try growing it, I don't really know anything about it at all- but it is pretty!

Okra- apparently you're suppose to pick them when they are about 1-2in. long- oops. First year for this too.

Broccoli- we have had tons!! I need to find out if we can freeze it cause it just keeps growing!

Tomatoes- yeah they've sucked, but we did have some really good yellow ones. I decided I'll will keep the gorgoues weather we've had this summer and buy my tomatoes.

This is our only pumpkin- at least that I've seen) this pic is about 1-2 weeks old and it is now almost orange, it's pretty big too.

The wall of green beans- we've had tons of these too and have already frozen quite a bit.

Rowan's garden has done great, he even had some cantaloupe!

Another cantaloupe

We have 1 cabbage.
We also have a lot of carrots and brussel sprouts. I'm thinking maybe next year I'll learn to can somethings- maybe....