Monday, August 23, 2010

Thankful and Wordless Weekend

46. Great weekend with my brother-in-law and two of my sisters.

47. Flying shards of glass from the milk container did not cut me--I just had a lot of milk in my Crocs.

48. The milk was white, and not sticky chocolate.

49. Very nice girl in the Target parking lot who helped me pick up the glass from the shattered milk container.

50. Ibuprofen.

51. Hyland's Teething Tablets.

52. Waking up later than 5:45 A.M. this morning (they woke up at 5:50 instead).

53. Fun pool party with friends yesterday evening.

54. Two girls who love the water.

55. Lots of toys for the girls chew on.

56. Patience.

57. Tear-free and fuss-free walk yesterday.

58. Water in the basement was discovered, and the damage was minimal.

59. Friends with a dehumidifier and box fans. 

Monday, August 16, 2010


32. Brynne's two teeth

33. Peaches in our own backyard.

34. Better sleep.

35. New food processor.

36. Cooler temperatures.

37. Five mile walk this afternoon.

38. Baby talk between babies (super cute!).

39. Quiet time this morning on our deck.

40. Babies holding hands while they sleep.

41. Avacadoes picked just for us in California.

42. My husband"s flexible boss.

43. Enjoying the girls' distinct personalities.

44. Snuggles at 2AM from Brynne during a thunderstorm.

45. Listening to Hadley giggle.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


This is our second year in a row planting sunflowers. We just love watching how massive they get (some of them are over 12 feet tall). Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We have squash

Yes, that's right. The highlight of my evening a few nights ago was to discover that there was, indeed, a squash growing on our vine. While I realize this is exactly what you would want to have growing on a squash vine, I was uncertain if we were going to have any squash to harvest or not--our crop got off to a rough start. Our neighbors have amazing squash growing, literally, 10 feet from our squash vines, and I've developed quite the case of "squash envy" watching multiple squash appear on her vines. So, I am thrilled to have some of our own!

Saturday evening, on our nightly jaunt through our garden, in addition to rejoicing over our lone squash, we noticed that the peaches on the tree bordering our property are ready for picking. I confirmed this by sampling some, just to be sure--it doesn't get much fresher than that! As to whose tree it actually is, we decided that the peaches growing on our side of the tree would be ours--seems reasonable, right? We had already purchased some peaches and plums at the farmer's market that morning. So--what'ts a girl to do with lots of fresh peaches? Make baby food of course!

They went from this... this...

...and finally...

I have just enough peaches left to make peach crisp--yum! I just need to get to the grocery store, so that I can finish the crisp off with some vanilla ice cream. Can you think of a better summer treat?! It makes my mouth water to think about it!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Six months ago...

...we were waiting... excited...

...for this.