Someone at our office just retired, so I decided to make him a cake. His nickname was "Rocket-Man" and I found this idea online. Frosting is my friend.
Sep 28, 2011
I Dislike being called "cute." When you have gained 30 pounds and can only wear baggy sheets, there is no feeling of "cuteness." I only say this because my boss (who has two kids) frequently says this. Along with "are you feelin' it yet?" as I waddle down the hallway.
I also miss picking up Tyler and carrying him around. Soon I will be able to do that again, but right now I can't, and I barely have a lap so I can't even sit with him on my lap. This makes me sad :(
He has been a pretty big goofball lately. He was out riding his rocking horse and had a pre-school necklace on that was flinging around. Funny guy. Needs a haircut.
Someone told me I will want to look back and see pregnancy pictures, so here is one I can look back on.
And the final shot is one Tyler took. He is getting pretty good with the camera. Shawn is holding the cover to the used carseat we purchased. It's washed and ready to go, unlike all the baby clothes and blankets sitting in boxes in the house. (there's still time..?)
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Sep 19, 2011
Even with the poor growing conditions we've had, I still was able to harvest some things from my garden and greenhouse. Little pumpkins, yellow squash, cukes, tomatoes, onions...(we grabbed some for a picture, actually have a few more cutie little pumpkins)
I commented to Shawn last night that as much as I love making things from scratch and using homegrown vegetables, it is A LOT of work.
I felt like I was in the kitchen all weekend!
Homemade tomato soup, a double recipe to freeze of meatloaf (elk, garlic, onions, zucchini from our harvest), roasted carrots, coffee cake (our raspberries and huckleberries)....and I was spent from stirring, mixing, washing, drying, and cleaning.
Good thing I had canned tomatoes a couple of weeks ago. For the time and effort and money put into these they are priceless!
at 10:57 AM
Sep 15, 2011
Tyler and some of his preschool friends walked over to the Community Garden this week and picked some veggies to snack on and learn about. Tyler was super excited to pick things, but not so excited to eat them. He found carrots, peas, onions, peppers, some "Pomatoes" (tomatoes) and "Pomatoes" (potatoes). (He hasn't quite remembered which is which, so they are both called the same thing.)
Here they are in the pea-tee-pee...or maybe tee-pea??
Outside of the structure is frosted-top unbloomed sunflowers, frosted tomatoes, and frosted pumpkin vines. but at least the Peas are survivors!!
The teachers and kids show off their bounty. Do you notice the size of the radishes the girl in the front left has? They have been left all summer, and the teachers were considering carving them as a project.
at 12:11 PM
Sep 13, 2011
"I am going somewhere this weekend!!!"After two looong weekends with nothing going on (Shawn was either working or hunting), I insisted we leave home and go on a road trip.
So we went to Lewis and Clark Caverns, but didn't go into the caves because the Rangers indicated that a 32-week pregnant girl and 3 year old kid would not have the most fun. There were little pathways to look around at, and a fake cave to stand in.
We'll be back!
Then we kept on a-drivin' and hit some back roads and new scenery and ate lunch in a small town. Our next stop was Headwaters State Park (Three Forks).
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