Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
We had Sam's third birthday party at the park this year. We were lucky with terrific weather and an almost empty park! Pearl and I got Sam new sand toys, complete with a bag to put them in - we're gearing up for the beach house!
The next day we had ANOTHER party at Grandma Hulbert's house, where he got a WALL-E robot from grandma and a huge marble works from his dad - both were a big hit.
We love having Sam in our family! He can always make us smile, and I am so blessed that he is SO mellow and good natured. Of course, he has his moments, but much of the time is content to be a good kid. I look forward to all the independence being three will bring him, like preschool, which I know he will love. Happy Birthday, Sam!!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
And we got to go without Sam! Yahoo! That meant Pearl had all the attention for a whole hour that day!
I sure love this little girl! What a blessing she is in our family!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
This year, the girls decided to take their cookie sales proceeds and bulid a bear. It started when the leader said that there is a girl scout uniform for the bears, how cute is that? Unfortunately, when faced with frilly pink dresses to choose from, there was no contest. None of the girls chose the Daisy vest.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Pearl was terrified, but I think it was mostly just for show. We finally won her over (what I think really did it was that Lizzie held the frog...not so great to be upstaged by your 3 year old cousin....) and she happily "played with nature." It's good for her:)
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
crush 4 cups of berries...
The jam is really good. I ran out of pectin before I ran out of strawberries (should have bought 8 packets, oh well), but I think I made enough jam...except that we've gone through about 2 cups of it in the past few days...maybe I didn't make enough...
Clean up was fast - with an empty dishwasher it was less than 5 minutes to put the two bowls, one knife, one spoon, and one ladle in and wipe down the sink - MUCH cleaner than applesauce, see, I'm not SO crazy...