Pomegranate season-- enough said. :)
The arials from our tree fruit are very translucent in color. They were sweet but not very tart. I did break down and buy a pomegranate at the store so the girls peeled that one and mixed the two.
What a nice treat!
Annalyn says this is method acting. She wrote up a contract and had me sign it. It holds her accountable to this dressing up. To show my confusion I signed it, "Me the Mom."
Tomorrow she is supposed to be a cow girl and then Michael Jackson.
I am not sure I know who this strange girl is. :)
Mr. Happy Oliver had just moments before barfed spit up in my hair. Though Julia try as she might she only succeeded in mashing it in my hair. I need a shower.
Still, he is absolutely scrumptious.
I. am. in. love.
Baby in the house and we are all loving it!
Look at him stand!
Oliver is finally able to differentiate between us and people outside our family. He prefers us and is beginning to show it by pushing away someone else's hand or turning around to ignore them. He used to go to anyone happily and now he doesn't.
This is so awesome. It is a great sign.
Speaking of sign-- Oliver definitely signs "more."
And he plays ball with us.
And he is trying to verbalize with us more by using a particular whine when he is not happy.
It is amazing to see the progress he is making everyday.
If I don't jot them down as I remember them, I will surely forget as he keeps learning new things.
Our compost pile in our new planter box is growing cucumber and potato plants. It's pretty cool that we didn't have to do anything and we have these sprawling plants. Julia harvested enough green beans for us to have them for dinner tonight. They were so tasty.
Galina and a few of the other girls set pavers on the side of the house. They did an awesome job!
John took a load of old metal chairs to the dump in an effort to get our yard ready for small group to start tomorrow. Jonny, Rachel, and John all came home sporting bright orange vests.
We will be starting Growing Kids God's Way.
Three October birthdays are coming up.
Is it horrible of me to feel a little burned out on birthdays at the moment?
I love my kids and enjoy doing something special for them, but just thinking about three birthdays in the next month is a little overwhelming at the moment.
I think that is why I keep dreaming of doing one big party a month.
Now that I can do. :)
I am so open to suggestions that will help make birthdays easier.