Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
gathered for a collective first birthday party (July, 2010).
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Our meals have been greatly enhanced this summer by a wide variety of greens and we've enjoyed them all immensely.
The best part is that Sam and Rachel know where our food is actually coming from. It's not just nicely packaged at the grocery store along with everything else.
Going out to the farm to pick up, as opposed to being a part of the city pick up has its disadvantages -- mainly the long drive instead of a short walk. But it also has many advantages, like getting to pick your own herbs and seeing where our food is actually coming from.
And my favourite part is that we also get to pick our own flowers. Sweetness! And Sam can pick his own grass to take home as a souvenir. To each their own :)
And best of all, we are eating so healthy these days. We get so many good vegetables are we enjoy them raw, grilled and steamed. Yum yum yum! All the goodness of a garden without the intensity of the work. We LOVE our CSA and the awesome vegetables we get because of it.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Dave vacuumed the basement stairs, I swept and washed Sam's floors and our floors and dusted, Dave finished trimming the hedge (which totally needed it because our friend's almost four year old son commented on it!), Sam cleaned up the hedge trimmings...
... I cut off all the dead daylily stems, Rachel had a four hour nap, Dave cut down the huge thistle we had been cultivating...
Friday, July 27, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
It is too hot to write anything profound today or to upload pictures so here's another meme. And yes, this came from Erika again. I think I missed the boat on a lot of blogging memes so I'm throwing one in now and again because they are easy to do and I don't have to think about what else to write about :) Plus, don't you have oh-so-much fun getting to know me?!!?
A is for age 40: 29
B is for breakfast today:a strawberry yogurt and a glass of iced tea and lemonade mixed. Usually I also have a cinnamon raisin bagel toasted with margarine but I didn't have time today.
C is for currently craving: chocolate and Coke
D is for dinner tonight a veggie burger, BBQd yellow squash, and steamed swiss chard and baby pak choy and steamed peas. Lots of yummy CSA food!, veggie
E is for favorite type of exercise to be determined since I just joined a gymbe
F is for an irrational fear creepy crawly things
G is for gross food: cilantro
H is for hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
I is for something important: my family
J is for current favorite jam: strawberry freezer jam
K is for kids: Sam is three and Rachel is one
L is for current location underneath the fan in our living room
M is for the most recent way you spent money: I joined a gym tonight (see “E” above). Although I don’t have to start paying fees until mid-August so I guess at the grocery store tonight buying lots of dairy products.
N is for something you need: a thunderstorm so our house will cool down.
O is for occupation stay-at-home mom
P is for pet peeve people who don’t commit.
Q is for a quote “I call lots of birds flying a ‘bird jam’ Mommy!” – my son Sam. This one still has me laughing! R is for random fact about you I have visited 37 countries in the world. It used to match with my age but I got older and haven’t travelled as much lately. Note to self: Change that. Go somewhere new!
S is for favorite healthy snack salad that is just lettuce and feta cheese.: raw veggies in hummus
T is for favorite treat: a Coke. And cheese and crackers.
U is for something that makes you unique I got my nose slammed in the trunk of a car when I was three years old! So I have a cute scar on my nose.
V is for favorite vegetable Tomatoes, avocadoes, lettuce.
W is for today’s workout: Running up and down stairs with five loads of laundry and to do about seventy billion diaper changes.
X is for X-rays you’ve had: teeth, lungs, knee.
Y is for yesterday’s highlight Visiting with good friends and going out for supper.
Z is for your time zone Eastern
Sunday, July 22, 2012
These are pictures of us tonight before we went out for dinner to celebrate Dave's successful PhD defense. Yay! Sadly we couldn't get a picture of all four of us but maybe next time! And we had an awesome dinner at East Side Mario's. Gotta love that place.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The finished sign hanging and waiting in the hallway.
And just because it was pretty funny, I took a video!
After supper I played piano, Skyped with Twiebe and got both kids off to bed with much screaming and gnashing of teeth. And then I came down to this...
Oh, and that painting project Sam and Rachel were working on. This is it. Hopefully Dave likes it!