Saturday, September 22, 2007

Apple Orchards, Pumpkin Patches, & Autumn Leaves

There's nothing like New England in the Fall! Thanks to Aaron and the kids I know need to figure out what to do with 1.5 bushels of apples and 6 pumpkins. It will be a week of cooking: Apple sauce, apple pie, cheddar-apple soup, apple pecan salad, and a new recipe Peanut Butter-Bacon-Apple sndwiches! As for the pumpkin: soups, breads, cookies, and puree. They went to Windy Acres in N. Haverhill, NH with families from church. I went to a women's meeting for church in Burlington, VT and enjoyed music, lunch, and visiting with friends.
Sidenotes: *After scolding Kent for getting out of bed 5 times tonight, I sat down at the computer and saw typed on the screen "I love my mom and dad." Yes, I felt awful and went back to beg my son's forgiveness and profess my love to him! *Yesterday, Kent was trying to get rid of a little sister, so she wouldn't mess up his project. After telling her to go away a few times he said, "Evelyn, go to a hotel!" *Evelyn has a part in the church program tomorrow and has been diligently practicing her line, "I am thankful for my home and family." *The other night I made spinach and cheese raviolis for the kids, which Evelyn said was yuck! That night she said her prayers and asked for "good food, not raviolis." Then she gave me her best smile! *Oliver has begun a strange sleep cycle of staying awake one night and sleeping all the next. It's a little hard to adjust to which is why this blog is so scattered! Such is my life these days!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

A Baby Blessing~

Oliver was given a name and a blessing by his father in church today. (Again this outfit is another of Aaron's from his blesing. Thanks to his mom for saiving all these clothes). On top of that Aaron and Michelle both spoke in sacrament meeting. Michelle was also called as Relief Society Enrichment counselor. Always lots of things to keep us out of trouble! We had a nice lunch of fried plantains, tamale pie, and dark chocolate brownies with the Wilson and Worthen families. It was good practice for the Worthen's spending time with our kids since Elizabeth is due to have a baby girl in a month! On Saturday, Aaron took the kids fishing and ended up fishing them out of the river. Later that day the kids turned Aaron's newly made horseshoe pits into two great sandboxes. That being said they had two baths yesterday!

Michelle's 28th Birthday!

I had a nice birthday with a chocolate and Andes Mint cake. YUMMMM!!! Aaron took me out for a nice dinner on Friday and I wore the beautiful necklace my Grandmother De Hart gave me. The kids enjoyed the Nemo pinata Aaron thought I needed for my birthday.
The outfit Oliver is wearing is a LA Rams sweat suit Aaron wore when he was a month old!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Hey, Hey Goodlookin'!!!

Oliver is 4 weeks old and growing like a weed.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Storyland in Glen, New Hampshire~

We had a 24 hour family vacation to Storyland, an amusement park for kids up to 12 years old. We drove one hour from our house on Friday, arrived there in the rain, and played for 3 hours at Cinderella's castle, rode her swans, saw the three pigs houses, met the old woman who lived in a shoe, played in the yellow submarine in the octopus' garden, rode the "wild" turtles, crazy barnhouse, and flying fish. Then we stayed at the Red Apple Inn and went back to Storyland on Saturday for more fun. We got there right at opening and rode all the fun water rides before all the long lines formed. Evelyn thought every ride was the "best ride ever" and she gave Cinderella a huge hug! Kent loved the Bamboo Chutes ride, although he looked mortified going the chute! Oliver dutifully slept most of the time and was admired by all the passers-by. Aaron got soaked on the water rides and had a great time taking kids on rides. We are glad to be home and have a peaceful Sunday! As peaceful a Sunday can be with 3 kids in church! a>

3 Weeks Old (this is one week behind) and we can't remember life without him!Oliver is now weighing in at 11 pounds and has grown to 22 inches. He is an eating machine! In the few hours he is awake each day, Oliver feels that he must be eating every minute. He went to his first baseball game--The Vermont Lake Monsters! It was a lot of fun, especially when they scored 6 runs in the second inning. This is a rare photo of his eyes open, enjoy!
Kent began first grade this week and has two teachers--Mr. Ross and Mrs. LaFlamme. I can't believe he is so big! One of his two missing teeth is starting to grow a big tooth, very exciting stuff around here. Evelyn met two new friends at story hour and had them over to play at the house. Her new favorite book is "Fancy Nancy", and now wants to be fancy! Aaron went to a gathering with Ann Romney this week and smoozed with the Vermont Republicans (yes, there are a few!). I enjoyed decorating my new dining room this week, with all the trimmings!