Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, Ryan spent the afternoon with his friend Mason. When Scott picked him up, Ryan, Scott, Doug and Mason all went out to dinner.
After spending the day with his favorite babysitter, Gretchen, on Friday, Ryan went to a Redbird's game with Scott, his business partner, Michael, Michael's kids, Jack and Holly, another business associate, Pat, Pat's wife and two boys. They all sat out on the bluff where the kids could run around and play. They said they had a great time.
Saturday, they mowed the yard, visited some of Scott's properties, and then decided to go camping!
They got a spot in Shelby Forest, had hot dogs and corn for dinner, s'mores for dessert, and popcorn when they watched Ratatouille on Scott's laptop.
Sunday morning, they had eggs and sausage for breakfast, took a hike, then went home. Went to see "Up" that afternoon and went fishing that evening.
Whew! What a weekend!
Cousin Laura and Aunt Eileen:
Here are some other good shots from the trip.
Three girl cousins:
Thursday, May 28, 2009
And this was her first time out of state. Most of you who know me, know that I collect states. I have been doing this for Ryan, too, and today, Jillian started her collection.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
The first peas from our garden (and Ryan with my new favorite photography trick!).
We have also picked blueberries (late June), nectarines, and peaches (late June-end of summer) from them. The peaches have been a favorite and we hope to can some this year!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
And this is what I have been dying to be able to do with a camera! LOVE it!
But there's more to the strawberry story. First, we ended up with almost 9 pounds of strawberries! We ate some for lunch, made milkshakes with a bunch, and then prepared to make strawberry jam.
Thought that it was funny when Scott got strawberry juice on the ceiling when it spurted out of the blender. Oh, that mess was nothing compared to what happened when I didn't watch the pot that the strawberry puree was boiling in. It boiled over all over the cooktop and onto the floor. Probably about 3-4 cups of liquid. Burned onto the burner that the pot had been on. More smoke than I have ever seen in our house. Took an hour to clean up. And we have no jam to show for it. And I will very publicly say that my husband is the best for doing the majority of the clean up, because Jillian chose that time to freak out and need to be held.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Here's Ryan and his buddy Jared.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
And then we moved on to American Idol (got big plans for our girl!):
A photo of the kids:
Trying to eat her fist:
Hanging out on the hammock (notice Scott's new glasses?):
Someone's learning to swing on his own:
And someone else is loving on Bella: