Monday, September 27, 2010

5 Months

Lincoln is now 5 months old. He is growing so fast. He is such a sweet baby and loves for you to talk to him. He is so giggly and Grant can get him laughing pretty hard. Tonight I had both boys in the bathtub and Grant was talking to Linc and Lincoln was just a giggling it was so cute.

Linc can officially roll over from front to back and back to front. Now hopefully we can get him moving in the next few weeks.

Linc is also getting very very heavy. At his 4 month appointment he was in the 90% and weighted just over 17 pounds. However, that was a pound less than Grant when he was that age. We will have to see at his 6 month appointment to see how much he has grown.

Two boys hanging out at Mike's apartment

Don't you just love that smile

Disaster of Being on Vacation

The first of the month of September the boys and I spent about 10 days in Utah enjoying the cooler weather and spending time with family. However, I did spend a lot of time canning and I came back with a loaded car full of bottles.

As we arrived home my house suddenly became a disaster zone and I really didn't care.

After I arrived home and the mess I created:

(Grant showing off his breakfast spill on the carpet and I really didn't care)

And Finally the finished product after a few hours:

(Just a box of peaches remaining to give to my brother and the cute little boy that kept saying 'picture of me')

What does your house look like after you come home from vacation? (Probably not as bad as mine).

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Saving Summer

As a child I grew up with a mom and Grandma that canned and canned. I HATED it and would usually try to get out of it with every possible excuse. However, I loved it when we had peaches and corn in the middle of winter but I hated the whole process of peeling, cutting, and jarring the fruit and vegetables. Now as an adult I love it because I know the outcome is going to be great. (Maybe I won't love it anymore once I have done all the work, but thankfully there is a whole year until I need to do it again so maybe I will forget the work that I put in).

Arizona has a totally different growing season than what I grew up with in Utah. So I have already canned stewed tomatoes and froze spaghetti sauce and I even made a special trip to Utah to can peaches, green beans, salsa, and freeze corn. Thankfully I have great family members that grow great gardens.

Just thinking about those yummy peaches and sweet corn is making me hungry. Hopefully I will be enjoying the fruits of my labor all winter (if I can only keep Mikey's hands off the peaches).