Tuesday, September 28, 2010


This time the produce came from the Farmer's Marketbut that doesn't mean that we are enjoying the pickled green beans any less.

Hooray for Fall!

Mums and pumpkin on the porch: check

Cement goose

(which Rick insists must live on the back porch so only our closest friends who love us anyway will see it)
dressed in his Buckeye uniform: check

Pumpkin spice latte: check

Photo-op in front a display of gourds: check

Aaahhhh- it must be fall.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fishin' with Grandpa

Earlier this summer Will vacationed at Grandma and Grandpa's house and spent his week riding horses, picnicking, and geocaching through central Pennsylvania. When we drove over to pick him up, I had the opportunity to go fishing with Will and my dad. Because fishing requires two things that Will lacks: patience and the ability to remain quiet for several minutes, we didn't catch anything. But it was a beautiful summer day and we spent a nice afternoon torturing the worms.

Summer of Ballet

At the end of the school year I asked Will what activity he'd like to try for the summer. It may have been because he happened to be watching 'Olivia' at the time (that's a cartoon featuring a ballet dancing pig), but he said, "Ballet".
runs some really neat summer camps that last for a couple of weeks and culminate in a 'recital' for families. Will participated in Folk Dances from Around the World,
Magic Garden
Dance Me a Story

If you've never seen little kids dancing ballet, it's pretty hysterical. And those teachers have the patience of saints.

I heard Will say to one of his friends on the playground, "I've been doing ballet so I can jump really high." He told me he enjoyed it and would like to continue in the fall.
I don't mind telling you that I would probably die of excitement if Will ever danced in the Nutcracker.

The Canning Craze Continues

As promised, Rick planned a peach picking trip to Apple Hill Orchard.
From this
To this
The next Adventure in Canning:
Pickled Green Beans

(which I hear are great as garnish for Bloody Marys!)