Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall is here

And with Fall comes some fun things. 

And not so fun, like Harvest, for 5 LONG weeks (but the end is in sight as they should be done on Monday!!)
A new look  (hair color should change with the seasons, don't you think!)
A visit from Grandma.  We had a fun 4 days with her, spending one afternoon at the circus.  (small and kinda lame, but the kids enjoyed it.)  We were so glad she came.  (Especially me!)

 Daddy's birthday was Oct 22.  He is a big 33 this year!  We spent the afternoon at work with him giving cupcakes to his "work friends". 
 And carving pumpkins.  The boys were disgusted at the thought of touching the guts, but it wasn't as bad as they hyped it up to be.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Run Run as fast as you can!!

The school does a huge jog-a-thon fundraiser as their one moneymaker for the year.  All the kids run for 20 minutes and they ask people to sponsor them as they do so.  The kids that run all get a shirt and if they raise $16,000 they get to make the principal into an icecream sundae.

Brady and I watched the boys run, and it was so fun to encourage them. We even ran a few laps with them.  Tanner ran 16 laps and Colt did 14.  I was so proud of them!

Thanks to our grandparents and the Carlsons for your generous donations.  It sure made the boys feel important.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

What have we been up to?

I look at my blog all the time as it is one of my home pages.  I think to myself everytime, I should update, but what have we been up to?  Not much.  Same old thing.  But here are a few pics of things we have been doing....

Of course it is canning season.  Every year I realize just how much I love to can!  I have done peaches, peppers, jalepeno jelly, beans, dilly beans, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, freezer corn, freezer mandarin sauce, grape juice, apple juice, and apple sauce.  Still have apple pie filling to do yet.

I invited a group of ladies to come over and do corn with me, and we had a group come do applesauce.  We completed 12 boxes of apples, equalling 70 quarts and 78 pints. 

Dave is thick into harvest so we basically see him an hour each night before bed and on Sundays.  He brought home a HUGE potato from his field, and we were so amazed.  It was 14 1/2 inches long and weighed 3 1/2 lbs.

Colty's friends can all ride their bikes without training wheels, so he has been trying really hard to learn to do so as well, and he has it figured out.  He wants to practice all afternoon, and he is really getting good fast!  He started on the little tiny bike, but he has now decided he can do the bigger bike. 
And, now that it is officially fall and the month of October, we pulled out the Halloween decor.  We needed something else cool so the boys and I made the neat spooky guys for family home evening.  The boys are so proud!  Colt did the ghost, Brady the pumpkin, and Tanner the Frankenstein.  The Mummy make the mummy, and I of course helped with the faces.  It is fun to have a "holiday shelf!"