Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
G and I have been trying to go Blueberry picking for several days (since June 17 that's opening day). The "picking report" of the place where we go stated "There are a lot of berries this year but there are more pickers" so they would close the fields until the berries could ripen again. I believe they were "pick out" in 3 hours last Saturday.
Being a person that can go picking during the week I was trying to avoid the crowds and go during the week. I really wanted to go yesterday to beat the crowd but since they were picked out last Saturday they closed for the entire week and reopened the fields this morning. My little co-picker decided that he didn't want to go late last night so I was flying solo for my morning. I got the to fields minutes after they'd opened (7:30am) and the opened fields were packed, and there was a parade of cars still flowing in! They continued to open fields so there were plenty of berries. The bushes were wet (it rained early this morning) but full of berries picked berries for 90 minutes (got about 13 pounds) and then waited in line to check out for 30 minutes before heading home. The line was much longer when I was leaving and cars were still streaming in.
When I got home I made blueberry pancakes! We all love blueberries but these are so tasty. There was a simple joy at being able to pop such a delicious berry in my mouth as I picked. I don't know if you can tell but some of these are HUGE. Some are bigger than my thumb. We'll be enjoying this for along while!
I've checked into planting blueberry bushes. I have to wait until spring time but they seem to be little effort. Remind me come spring!
We had a great afternoon.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Nay ~ W's transmission went out in his truck!
Nay ~ our Lawn mower is a pain
Yea! ~we're getting a new lawn mower
Nay ~ I think we have a mole in the back yard
I had the thought this past weekend how I should post about how isolating our house is when the hay gets high. We can't see the cars going by on the road, Skipper doesn't leave the yard, it's wonderful. Much to G's delight Farmer Bob started cutting the hay yesterday! G rides with him until he's done at our house.
G and Skipper investigating the newly exposed hay field.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Both boys played in the same tournament today. G in the morning and W in the afternoon, so we were at the fields all day. W played keeper for the first game and said it felt good to be back in that position, but then played the field for the 2nd game where he scored a goal with his powerful foot.
Friday, June 20, 2008
All things we couldn't do this morning! or at least without a bottle of water. They were working on our water line and had our water turned off. I just wish they would have given us warning I would have got some jugs filled.
I have been trying to not purchase bottled water and hadn't gotten some water for quite a while. Last week when hubby was packing to go out of town he wanted a case of bottled water. He then decided that was too much water and only took a few bottles. This saved us!
The water was only off a few hours but they were the hours that I was trying to get some things done and leave! Or more specifically trying to do all the things at the top!
I would not have made a very good pioneer woman!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I don't think I've ever been all the way down to the door of Devil's Ice Box and was amazed as just how much the temperature dropped was we went down to the opening.
At the entrance to Devil's Ice box there is the steep hill. Brave G started to climb (he's the boy at the top) and just zoomed to the top. When he got to the top he decided he couldn't make it to the walk way and decided to climb back down. He was amazing with his ability to climb and his bravery! By the way the other little boy was scared and stuck telling his dad that he couldn't get down. I was worried that W may have to do a rescue mission, but to be honest W wasn't really going to get near the steep hill!
When I used to go to this park on field trips there weren't any nice walk ways the trail looked much like this only with out the rail. You can still see the old walk ways and it's amazing that we could climb the hills! The new walk ways and stairs are still a workout but so much safer!
G was involved in a community class this past week. They met every morning and worked on a putting on a play. They practiced they're lines, they worked on props and scenery. G is a great a memorizing and had his 2 lines down the first night. He was Jack (of Jack and Jill fame) and then little boy blue. With great excitement he performed his part perfectly on Friday morning. After the first play they acted out "Caps for Sale" where G was a monkey! Once again his performance was Oscar worthy!
I started a Beach Bum class a the gym this week. The first class was Tuesday evening. I spent the rest of the week recovering. Every muscle in my body ached this week. Hopefully I work them enough the rest of the week, that it won't be SO bad this week!
Hubby left mid week for a business trip 'out west' and then the boys and I travel to attend my Grandmother's funeral and visit with family.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
G, the Proud Dad taking his baby butterflies out of for dinner. He wasn't quite ready to let them all go so he would take them out to eat a bit and then put them back in their hut. This morning he finally let them all go.
G enjoyed his time at cub scout day camp. The last day was cut short because of strong winds, but the boys got to tye-die, shoot bow and arrows, and shoot the BB guns before they came home.
Today G went fishing with our neighbor, Jim. G and Jim are buddies and have a great time together.
Poor Skipper is a bit shell shocked from all the storms this week. I've been leaving him outside at night but he's always happy when W comes in later and lets him in the garage! Just in case! As a matter of fact Skipper is at the back window looking at me, wanting in the garage.
Even W is a bit weary of the weather. We had another thunderstorm a couple of nights ago. I called to tell W he should come home. I heard him pull up but then someone was knocking at the back door, it was W. He thought he'd park behind the house just in case it hailed the house would protect his truck! I wondered why he didn't just move my van and pull in the garage!? I'm sure he doesn't want his truck looking like my van!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
UPDATE: the last of the cocoons hatched this morning! I guess some caterpillars just don't take much time to transform into Butterflies.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
All of that left my mind when G and I arrived at the library and there was a box for a drawing for free tickets to "Walking with the Dinosaurs". I filled out a slip of paper for each member of our family, thinking if this was meant to be then we'd win tickets.
I side note to this was a just grabbed some change from the van to pay my library fines before we walked in the library. I told the lady that I didn't know how much my fine was but this was what I had from my car. The change and the fine were an exact match and she told me I should buy a lottery ticket, since I was so lucky.
Fast forward a few days and G gets a phone call that his name had been drawn for free tickets to "Walking with the Dinosaurs".
I called the leader at lunch time, she said that it really wasn't that hot, that there was a nice breeze and that G seemed fine. She then told me that G had asked the other leader which way was wind coming from. This made both us think that the 'weather worrier' was working.
Monday, June 2, 2008
That's when things outside started happening.
Every BODY rode the storm well, but the van didn't fair so well. This windshield and a lot of hail dents. The ride home was rough also. We headed into another hail storm. It hailed so much that it was piled up on the highway and blown to the edge of the road. It looked like snow drifts on the side of the road.
We're home now!
Home sweet Home