Monday, October 25, 2010

Carving Pumpkins

We carved pumpkins this year...but Cole couldn't have cared less about them until they were done. I did a stencil for the first time ever and it turned out ok! I will be more confident next year.

This is mine...Pablo from Backyardigans!

This is Jon's creation. It made me smile everytime I saw it!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Climbing Trees and doing all sorts of things with fruit!

So, the people who lived in this house before Mom and Dad planted an apricot tree, 2 apple trees and 2 grape vines. They have never really produced that much fruit, but this year, there was fruit EVERYWHERE! Mom's friend Pat came over and took apples and grapes and made apple butter and jelly from them. Mom and I were inspired to do the same!

We spent a few hours one day, during Cole's nap, gathering TONS of grapes and apples (we had previously gathered about 2 boxes of apples). I climbed up in the apple tree to get the big, perfect apples near the top (I haven't climbed a tree in who knows how long!), but it was REALLY windy. I had to hold on so tight and at times I was swaying all over the place! My muscles were super sore the next day!

So, we became all homemakey and canned apple butter, apple pie filling, grape jelly and grape juice! It was awesome! Tons of work and on those days Cole watched a bunch of movies, but it was great.

I even bid on a juicer/steamer and ebay and won! So, now we are set for next year! Mom had previously canned the apricots...but we have big plans for them next year.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cole's First Trip to the Movies

Jon and I took Cole to see Toy Story 3 at the theater! We waited until it went to the dollar theater just in case he spazzed out, we wouldn't feel bad leaving. As it turned out, he sat and watched for 1 hour and 15 minutes before he even wanted to wander! It was awesome.

Now that it is out on DVD, we have seen it probably about 30 times (and that might be a low guess!. He loves it! And, even after 30 times, I still get teary at the end....

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

We took Cole to the pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins this year. It was stinkin' freezing, but we had a great time!

Could we live in a prettier place? No way!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


In order to try to get something out of Conference last week, this is what we tried....

It worked for the first hour (however, I found myself sometimes watching Woody and Buzz too!), and then back to regular ol' Cole.