Sunday, July 12, 2009

We had a great, productive weekend. We got to enjoy the Farmers' Market and had some really good fresh fruits and veggies. Steamed snow peas, new potatoes with dill and olive oil, butternut squash, green beans, blackberry cobbler. Not all in one meal, but what a treat!
The kids found 2 cukes on the vine large enough to make into "pickles." There's not enough yet to really make a batch, so I just put dill, garlic, apple cider vinegar, water and salt in a jar with the cukes. We'll see how it turns out. They were pretty excited! Plus our corn is tasseling! I grew up in Minnesota and it was "knee high by the 4th of July." Sadly, our crop was not much past that because we planted so late. We're really looking forward to sinking our teeth into some sweet corn from our garden.
I was having some Basil envy, so I bought a basil plant, dill and green pepper plant to grow in pots. It sounds so delicious to me! Plus, how much better to go to the garden then going to the store!
Buddy finished up what I couldn't do in our bathroom, which looks great. I'll post pictures after I clean it up. He also painted the crown molding in the girls' room. Now, I need to figure out how to paint the base boards without getting it on the carpet! Then we can paint the walls. Could we be nearing the end of our preparations for Hannah?
Anyone with suggestions on how to get a 22 month of age child and a 9 years of age child to go to sleep? We've had them together for a while now, and Caleb is staying awake talking to Samuel, who thinks it's a hoot to goof around with him. Some nights we put Samuel to bed in our room until Caleb's asleep (and we do start him out almost an hour before Samuel goes to bed) and then move him into his bed. Honestly, that's not what I want to do for long range plans. Samuel and Caleb both need their sleep, and I don't think what's going on is fair to either of them, especially when Caleb cries and keeps Samuel from sleeping. Sigh.


Charissa said...

Just imagine the giggling you'll hear from the girls' room when Hannah joins the fam!
P.S. You can have basil anytime you want. It is out of control here!

Kerry Shealy said...

We had our first garden this year, and have really enjoyed our fresh vegetables. We've nearly become vegetarians the past two months!

We have a 6 year old and 4 year old sharing a room, and a 7 year old and 2.5 year old sharing a room. We put the two little guys down first, and then the older ones go to bed about 30 minutes later. It works like a charm...most of the time...and we feel like our little guys need more sleep than our older two, and it gives us extra reading/special time with the two big kids.