Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Can you do this?



and nope.
Out of our family of 4, no one is able to swing all the way across the monkey bars. Some of us are too big, and some of us are too small. You laugh, but just try it and you'll see, it's harder than you remember.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Peaches peaches and more peaches

I really hope Mom is proud of me. I spent 6 hours at a friend's home on Saturday turning 2 large boxes of peaches into 29 quart sized jars of peaches. This is my first adult canning experience. It reminded me of all the years spent canning peaches and pears with mom growing up. Can't wait to try my new treat!!!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Because you never know when you might need it.

The past several nights when I have gone in to check on Blake before going to bed, I have found him in this position, with a FIRM grip on his sword. Good thing someone is here to protect us in case we have an intruder.
We are willing to "rent" out our Protector for a sum of $100 a night.hee hee

Monday, September 8, 2008

Chasing Peacocks

I've been lazy about posting. We spent Labor Day weekend down at my Mom's home. We had fun going to both the sandy beach and the tide pools with the kids.

My mom watched the kids for a few hours so Mike and I could hike down around the cliffs by the beach. He had never done this before and it was fun finding lots of treasures from the sea. We even got to watch the sun set over the ocean. Apparently some time ago someone owned some peacocks in Palos Verdes. Somehow they got loose and now there is a section in town where a ton of them live wild , roaming around from house to house scavenging for food. It really is kind of an odd sight. We went on a peacock hunt and found about 20 of them. Blake thought it was the coolest thing in the world. (so did I-aren't peacocks just beautiful)

And Labor Day wouldn't be Labor Day without labor. Mike and Mom spent much of the weekend repairing Mom's wooden fence damaged by a giant scary carpenter bee that scared the junk out of me.