Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Harvest Moon

A good friend of ours has been excited to take our family to an apple orchard so we can pick apples. It sounded like fun but truthfully, I figured it was more for the kids than us old folks. We found Lynd's Orchard and pulled in with our mouths hanging open looking at the MILES of apple trees they have growing! By the time we parked the car we were all cheering for the apples. We took our time and meandered all through the trees. It was such a magical place and we had a magnificent time. We picked two varieties while we were there and tasted many apples. I love that the kids got to see how food really does grow on trees and isn't magically transprted to the grocery store. We grow veggies in the summer at our house but I think we maybe had six tomatoes and eight zuchinis all year. Four trillion apples is a lot more impressive. So now we have hundreds of apples at our house and I don't know what to do with them and I need some recipes. Anyone?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sweet Relief

Thank the Lord, It's finally over! My one year old son had to have surgery this week and I didn't realize how worried I was until it was over. It wasn't a huge surgery, rather a small one in the scheme of things but he is so tiny. They gave him a little baby valium to relax him and to make him forget that he hadn't eaten in twelve hours and he had a fantastic time with that (see picture). He handled it like a champ! And now he is whole and we have our power back on and life is good again.