Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cutie Pie Baby

 Nathan has been walking a lot this month, which of course 
means a lot of bumps and bruises.

He loves his bath time!

Just a cutie pie!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer Hairstyles

Margaret is having fun experimenting with new hair styles. 
I love when she actually wants her hair to be fixed!

Pretty girl!

So much fun- no matter what her hair looks like!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Handsome Hunks

Awesome Andrew
8 years

Terrific Tanner
11 years

1 year 4 months

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Happy Fourth

We spent the Fourth in Cape with our McMullin family. It is a favorite holiday for us and we love buying fireworks and setting them off with cousins.
Jason and Nathan sporting their blue.

Uncle David, Sterling and Harper

Miss Emma checking out cousin Nathan.

A pool full of fun!

Meg modeling her patriotic tie-dye masterpiece.

Ready to go!

Grandma Mc was so good to let us celebrate at her house even 
though she was living through a basement remodel.

All lined up-cousins and friends ready for fireworks!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Kids Cooking

We had plenty of time to get busy in the kitchen in July. Here is Tanner with a family favorite- cinnamon pull apart, that he made himself.

Meg and Tanner separating eggs for me.

Andrew mixing up a pitcher of lemonade. Don't you want some?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Jam tomorrow, jam yesterday.....

After picking berries last week we put most of them away in the freezer to use in our favorite fruit salad throughout the next year. The kids also love snacking on frozen blueberries, so a lot of them will go to that as well. But we also made two jams that were firsts for us: raspberry and blackberry. Both recipes were easy, standard jam because I didn't remove seeds. 

This morning we decided to go ahead and buy more strawberries and attempt a big batch of jam with those. Somehow we never made it out to pick them this year and I knew I would regret it if I didn't make strawberry jam while good berries are still available. All the big kids helped wash and mash and we all love to wait and listen for the pings that mean our jars are sealed. My favorite part is lining up the completed jars of jam on the shelve in the basement and feeling like we somehow sealed away part of our summer sweetness, that we can open up throughout the winter whenever we need a dose of sunshine.