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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Last weekend of summer

We went to the Goodview Day's Parade- Pete wasn't a huge fan of the Winona parade earlier this summer, but he loved everything about the parade over the weekend! He liked the trucks, hohomo (motorcycles- complete with the hand gesture), horses (NEEigh), clowns (gave high fives) and of course the candy that was given out (mo,mo,mo).
For our anniversary we went back to Smith Farms for some animal fun, pizza and relaxing.
AND a bonus for everyone!  A belly picture- about 30 weeks (maybe just 29?)
Then we also went for one last trip to Buckhorn to visit Captain Dan and Mooze. We went to Madison for part of the day to see Jackson and Thomas and went to the children's museum which is brand new and so fun and beautiful! Pete especially liked the water.

Making lots of noise.
And going up to the rooftop garden where there were ponds, chickens and grass to run and play in. Also, we saw some awesome views of Madison!

We had the great idea of kidnapping Jackson to come and play- they ate together, played "big-choo-choo train" (as Jack would say) and went to the beach.
Where they wrestled

and splashed a lot. What a fun weekend!!!

When we got back we went to Petey's 18 month appt. He is 21 pounds and 33 inches long- that puts him at the 3% for weight and the 50% for height!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

video
Pete spent a good 25 minutes doing this while I was making dinner last night- He was watching our neighbor mow his grass.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pete's Career Outlook

Peter has been practicing some jobs to keep in mind for the future- mail man... he loves to go for walks, play with paper and has even been learning to deliver mail. Most of the mailboxes on our street are too high for him to reach though! Ours is just the right height though.
Hippo trainer. He is aware that this is a specialized field and is willing to work with ladybugs, horses and cows.

Caveman. We had ribs for dinner tonight and he thought that they were SOOOOO good. Doesn't he look like Bam Bam?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oh Pickles!!


I had a friend in high school who used to say that all of the time! But that is exactly what we've been doing at our house and lucky for me this year, I have the best helper that I could ask for!
We sat on the floor and packed jars together- well I started to and then he just parked himself right next to me and started to help with his own jar.

Garrick found an old library shelf when he was out biking the other day and he added doors to the front of it- so now we have a place in the basement to keep all of the canning stuff and the food that is in the jars! There is an entire shelf of pickles and about hlaf of one of dilly beans so far. This week we are doing relish- cuc and corn- and then it will be onto salsa, spaghetti sauce and then finally applesauce! We'll see what else comes up or let me know if you have any suggestions!


Gotta roll! Talk to you more soon!