"Mom! Come look!" the boys called out to me.
What an interesting and beautiful bug. Perhaps an orange grasshopper? Whatever it is, I am amazed by God's creations.
Paul, Andrew, and Jonny kept an eye on it for hours until Lexi found it. :(
Sveta helped me make stir-fried garlic cauliflower. We first had it at our friend's house and it was delicious. Here is the recipe. Clean and cut up a whole cauliflower into bite sized pieces. Add 1/8 cup of olive oil to a pan and stir-fry cauliflower over medium heat. Meanwhile, add three cloves chopped garlic and continue to stir-fry until fork tender. Turn off heat, salt to taste, and sprinkle 1/4 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
This weekend Galina's biological sister Allie is visiting with us. The girls are having a nice time.
Today was a cool, overcast kind of day. I don't remember seeing the sun at all. We got some much needed rain and enjoyed most of the day outside.
My Aunt Tanya and Mom gave us bags and bags of peaches so we made jam. It took a lot of work just to produce these six little jars so I was thrilled to see that each one had sealed properly.
We also made three peach pies.
Tonight the kids went to the "Teen's Rule" party at our homeowner's association clubhouse. Those that stayed home enjoyed vegetarian korma over rice. John, Nolan, and I were the only ones that really enjoyed it. Oh well-- more for us.
Alex and Dennis love to play video games. Just like most kids, I bet they could play the I-Pad mini all day if I let them.
With our current project going on, we have lots of extra dirt in our yard. In an attempt to use some of it and pretty up our yard, I planted some flowers in inexpensive plant pots that I picked up at the nursery.
Our small project is slowly coming along.
There are two flowers that grow well in our yard--Vincas and Zinnias. Oh how l have come to love these two flowers. They not only are beautiful, but they last a long time, reseed themselves, and are very low maintenance.
Here is a wonderful picture of my oldest son Adam and youngest son Oliver. They love each other so much, it blesses me to watch the two of them together.
Alex is sporting his new watch. It has six different alarms that go off throughout the day telling him when it is time for him to cath himself. What I really like about the watch is that it vibrates rather than beeps. With school just around the corner, I wanted him to have a discreet way to keep track of when he needs to take care of his personal business without drawing unnecessary (and possibly embarrassing) attention to himself like when he was called out by the teacher or aide to go to the nurse's office. My hope is that he can quietly slip out of his classroom in the same manner his classmates would slip out of the class if they had to use the restroom.
Alex also likes knowing what time it is.