At Doran Beach, picnicking with friends.
Sunday we went to the pumpkin patch with the boys, Dana and Rich. Oliver was very excited to pull the wagon, and Patrick was thrilled to ride along. They each picked a pumpkin, and today we carved them. Oliver was very helpful at scooping out the goop, and had very specific ideas about what he … More 2014 pumpkin picking
Ms. Donna has a wonderful garden full of various fruit trees laden with more apples than she wants. This year, she graciously offered to allow us to “drop by anytime” and “take all the apples you can carry!” The boys and I took her up on that offer — although we turned down the offer … More Apple Butter & Pink Apple Sauce
After I finished Oliver’s quilt, I started on Patrick’s. I had plenty of jeans to use, but I didn’t want to go through the 5×5 squares again. For Patrick I made rows of 5×25 in blocks of five. I laid it out on the floor and then added two rows of 5×5 squares to make … More Patrick’s Denim Quilt
We’re skipping out on trick-or-treating this year, so I’m sharing photos of our pumpkin picking adventures from this past weekend. We went to our usual pumpkin picking place with Dana and Rich. The boys had a lot of fun, and we plan to do it again next year.
Today Gavin turned 29 (for the first time), he’s a pretty amazing husband so I thought I’d make a pretty amazing dessert to celebrate. A few months back, Cooks Illustrated had a recipe for a Chocolate Espresso Dacquoise and Gavin asked if I could make it for Christmas. At the time, I laughed. It is … More Happy Birthday Gavin
This morning, in a fit of desperation and desire to get out of the house and see other grownups I called one of my mom-friends to see if she wanted to get together and do SOMETHING outside the house. She mentioned she was considering going to the local library because they were having a “decorate … More “Gingerbread” Houses at the Library
Today we went to Muelrath‘s and picked pumpkins. We went on the tractor pull, picked pumpkins and climbed the hay pile. Dana joined us, and we brought home two mid-sized pumpkins and one “baby” pumpkin. More photos can be found in our October 2012 picasa album.
On Sunday Patrick had his first birthday party, we recycled the “1” candle from Oliver’s first birthday party, had a few friends over, and enjoyed cupcakes and other light refreshments. Amazingly, P timed his mid-day nap for mid-day so he was awake and fairly mellow. It was a two-outfit party for the 3-and-under crowd, as … More P’s First Birthday Party!