Monday, September 21, 2009

Vacation Preparation

Amidst vacation packing . . .

. . .we all prepared for Abigail's Birthday.  I made her the red cross nurse outfit and did get the cross on the sleeve and hat in time.  We also got her a doctor kit and a book - "Nurse Nancy".  The kids got her gifts along that line.  It was really special.  Baruch and Jacob each got her a pack of band aids.  Mary got her an ace bandage wrap and a box of tic tacs to be used as meds.  She loved all her gifts.

. . . and I painted the kitchen floor.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Apple Trees - Please

Drew's careful February pruning = payoff!

Crock Pot Applesauce for supper!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Progress Report

I was very frustrated yesterday morning.  I sent Abi and Baruch on their morning chores (trash and recycle out) and they returned with 2 dozen pieces of art work.  Ugh!  I just cleaned all the stacks!  I think the real source of my frustration may be lack of sleep.  I stayed up too late working Abi's b-day gift - the red cross outfit.  When will I learn to go to sleep on time??????  

lacking the red cross on the sleeve and hat

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Precious asleep

Taken a couple weeks ago.

note the drool on the cushion.  That boy was out!

Labor Day Weekend

We enjoyed an eventful Labor Day weekend!  Saturday we met Pa, Grandma, Uncle Ron, Aunt Kari, Anna, Andria and Daniel at Central Park.  Pa's canoe made a huge splash with each child.  Even Abram wanted to call Pa on Sunday to thank him for the canoe rides.  What a bummer I forgot my camera.  Maybe Aunt Kari will post some pictures on her blog,  she did remember her camera.  Sunday was spent picking fruit from our fruit trees, making movies and sewing (I am working on a surprise for Abi's birthday - a Nurse Nancy dress.  Ever since we read Summer of the Monkeys Abigail has played "red cross nurse" because the little girl in the story nurses Jay-berry when he is sick).  Monday we cleaned out the van, froze pears and Drew and Cob mowed the yard.  Then some neighbors came down and played for a bit.  I mentioned to their Mom that I am looking for someone to do the paper route when we go on vacation.  I am so excited - she said she would do the route for me Mon - Fri.!  This is a huge answer to prayer.  Then Mon. afternoon Pa and Grandma stopped by on their way home from Galena.  They had some friends along and we all went to Eagle Point Park for a walk before they headed home!

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