Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Saturday we went to the local pumpkin patch. It was such a perfect day, gorgeous outside and not very cold. Dan and I picked out one pumpkin and we got two cinderella pumpkins to make pumpkin puree with (for pies, breads, soup, etc). Here is our group shot. I used my new wireless remote to take them, it was great! Click here to see last years girls only group picture.

I love that we have such a cool pumpkin patch so close (like 10 mins out of town). They have a huge corn maze (we didn't do that this year), pumpkin cannons that shoot pumpkins way far, petting zoo, food, music and of course pumpkins.

Couldn't go with out doing a little photo shoot with Wyatt. He was so interested in the pumpkins that he wouldn't look up. We put him on a hay bale too and he was super interested in the hay that we didn't get any great shots.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Two firsts

I made applesauce for the first time! This is the first time I've ever canned anything too. My mother in law let me borrow her canner (big pot to do the water bath in). I got 15 jars of applesauce. I still have apples left and I want to make pie filling next.

This weekend we went to Portland to visit family and go to a wedding. While up there, we went to Ikea for the first time. We had never been to one before. I've looked at their stuff online before. It's kind of weird though. In the front entrance, you go up an escalator first and then have to go through this maze of all the showrooms. There are some short cuts, but basically you have to go through the whole store to get out.

Also while up there, we went to a small pumpkin patch. We went with Dan's sisters and mom. The sisters bought pumpkins, but we didn't. We are planning on going to a local pumpkin patch this weekend. I want to get some pumpkins to cook with to make pumpkin puree for pies, soup and bread.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

catch up with some pictures

So, this is what I've been up to. I babysit Wyatt about four days a week and another little girl, Cadence, 1-2 days a week. Here is feeding time for Wyatt. Wyatt just woke up from his nap, so while he was sleeping I fed Cadence. Otherwise Cadence would have wanted what Wyatt was getting and she wouldn't have been happy.

Here is Wyatt's 6 month picture. He is 19 pounds and 28 inches.

This is the last of my zucchini from my garden. I made some bread with it.

I have more pictures to go through still from today and yesterday, so maybe I'll get to them later today or tomorrow.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Did some sewing this morning

It is pretty much a yucky rainy fall day outside today, so I did some sewing.

I made a new bib with a pocket. I have never sewn on a pocket before, but I think it turned out ok. And matching wash cloth wipes.

I love some of the camera straps that are sold on One time when I was browsing I saw a camera strap cover instead of a whole new strap. So I made one myself! It was pretty easy, took me two tries though to get it perfect.

And from this book by Lotta Jansdotter...

...I made this draft snake. Our bedroom gets cold in the winter even though the rest of the house will be warm. We aren't sure why, but I made this to help and next on my list is to make heavy curtains for the windows and door to help more.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Last night I was reading some blogs and was catching up on c jane enjoy it. Her Oct 1st post was about her family watching Halloween movies. I thought that was a neat tradition and it made me realize it really is October already. Last year I remember thinking the winter holidays came too fast. So this year, I want to embrace them earlier. I'm not too sure how, but I do want to make pumpkin soup for the first time. And I want to remember to enjoy the moment more.

I'm also getting ready to sell a bunch of retired Stampin' Up! stamps. I have pictures of them all now, so I will be posting about that soon. I plan on trying to sell them here first and then what doesn't sell I will sell on ebay.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Injury prone Kitty

Silly Kitty is on antibiotics again for another wound. Sunday after being outside for the morning, he came home limping a little. At first I couldn't tell what foot it was, but then by the evening he wasn't putting hardly any weight on his front left foot. I checked it out and found this big scratch. I shaved it down to see it better. (This picture is two days later while on the pain meds, so that's why he's not limping on it anymore and wanting to go outside again.)

He totally lets me shave his injuries down, it's funny. There would be no way he would let the vet do it there, so I do it before we go. I figured it was starting to get infected, so I took him in Monday before it got any worse. They gave me antibiotics, pain meds, and an exam bill. I think the next time this happens, if a wound starts to get infected, I'm just going to buy antibiotics from either or see if a local feed barn would have it in the right dosage for a cat. It seems like such a waste of my money to pay an exam fee for something that I already know he needs. It's either that or Kitty might have to move out and go live on a farm. We can't pay for vet bills every time he gets in a fight with the neighbor orange kitty. I wonder if the orange kitty has ever gets any wounds. I've never talked to the neighbor about it, I hardly ever see her.

I just looked at all posts for Kitty to see when the last time I posted about his injuries. His first bad abscess was exactly one year ago from today. That is so odd that I posted them both on the same day. I think last time I was also a little late posting about it, so that's weird.