Friday, September 30, 2011

School Stuff

I don't really remember Jaxon coming home with all this stuff in Kindergarten, we were lucky if Jaxon's stuff survived the class room let alone coming home. Ashton on the other hand is proud of his work and loves to show it to EVERYONE.

The one thing I am learning is that kids really are so different, it doesn't matter that they have the same Mom and Dad, they are just different. Jax loves to play, run, be creative (in ways that have nothing to do with school) and do lots of activities. Ashton loves school, he thrives off of school, he loves to share his work with us, he loves homework, he just LOVES going to SCHOOL. I'm not saying Jaxon hates school, because he doesn't, he loves school because he gets to see his friends, not because of work.

So today was Johnny Appleseed Day and Ashton came running out to the truck with a big smile on his face to tell me about the day. I almost cried because I love how excited he gets. He told me what they did from the time he got there until he left. It was the cutest thing ever.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chicka Chicka BOOM BOOM

I honestly had never read this book and I am sad that I just found it.

Jaxon was given a project....OH WAIT, I, YES ME was given a project to find a silly story and make it into a play thing. I stressed and stressed and stressed about this. I honestly felt like I was in school again. I went to every store looking for a funny book minus Barnes and Noble. I found this at the Target in Riverdale and loved it. I made a coconut tree and found some letters and Jax presented it to his class today. He was super nervous and so was I, but I'm pretty proud of him. He concurred a fear and did very well.

He got a classmate to help him with the letters, but they wouldn't stay up.

If you haven't read or seen the book, you'll have to check it out. Its a fun book for kids.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


So Friday we went up to Brigham City and picked 6 bushels of peaches, we got 2 bushels, my friend got 3 and her neighbor wanted 1. I cannot believe how many peaches we got. I stressed all night Friday and all day Saturday about what to do with them.

So here it is...

Blanch them in water for 1-2 mins.

Then peel the skin off and slice them.

Put them in jars with sugar to make sugar water? 3 cups of sugar for every quart of water, it gets you through about 3 quarts of jars with peaches in them.

Then process for 25-30 mins.

Then flip them upside down until they seal. Which is normally about an hour.

We got 28 quarts and 9 pints of canned peaches.

A good portion of the seeds.

I also made jam and holy crap it is AMAZING...

This is simple, I buy the instant pectin by Bell and follow their directions, it seriously takes 5 mins and I did 3 batches of these.

I got 23 jars of jam and I'm sure we're good on jam for quite some time.

And this is all the jars minus 6 processing and 4 waiting to process.

I love peaches, can you tell?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Our Saturday

I needed a nice weekend after this week.

Ashton ended up having asthma attacks all week, then got a double ear infection (the kid has never even had an ear infection) and missed 2 days of school. I lost it all on Thursday, Ash was up late crying from 1am until I went to work at 5:30. I was late to work and I am NEVER late, I was 1 minute late and normally I'm there 20 mins early. I cried because Ash didn't feel good and I had to go to work. It was quite a week, but I survived and only used a couple hours of unplanned time.

Sooooooooo.....I wanted a good weekend. I love Saturdays, its my time with MY FAMILY all day LONG!!

So we got up, cleaned house, the girls went to Ross for some shopping and then we went grocery shopping as a family. ALL 6 of us, we have Bob's daughter this weekend. Then we came home unloaded and headed to my most favorite place....WANNA GUESS? Jensen Park.

Fed the ducks...

Do you think ducks ever get sick of bread? I'm just curious!

Ate some rocks....naughty puppy!!

Drank some nasty water to help the rocks go down....AGAIN naughty puppy!!!

Throw a piece to the ducks and then eat one myself....I got proof LEX!!!

Tease the ducks from the bridge...

Or strut your stuff on the bridge...

Sneak up on ducks

Then we took the trail and on the way to the back ran into this girl and her Dad, they had caught the biggest frog EVER...So guess what we did for the next hour. 3 kids were determined to find a frog.

So we hunted...

And hunted...

And hunted.....

And hunted with NO SUCH LUCK. They spotted a few, but were impossible to reach. The girly side of me was happy, but the Mom side of me was bummed for my kiddos.

And this little girl...I've decided, she is 90% girl and 10% DIRT...yes you read that ride, she is a girly girl, but loves DIRT...WHY???

And then this little girl gave me the best laugh, she is a brave little 1 pounder. Walks in the water and it drops off and down goes Daisy, she had to swim for her life, but made it out alive.

And then she rolled around in the dirt. I seriously love this dog, she is hilarious!

The kids discovered tadpoles or "tadfish" as Ashton called them and we spent another 15 mins trying to put one or three into a water bottle. ITS WAS UNSUCCESSFUL, but they still had fun trying.

The one thing I learned though is that my Son Jaxon has NO PATIENCE whatsoever. He was mad that he didn't have one the first minute. I had to explain to him that he is going to go through trials in life and things aren't always going to go his way, but its in how he deals with them that makes things happen. I don't think he gets it still....BUT we're working on it.

Overall, a great Saturday and now its relaxation and I'm making the Husband watch a chick flick....I know I'm!!

Life Lately...

I've been really spoiled lately....

First, I got a new refridgerator, but because our other one broke, the my camera and now.....


Bob and I have never bought a couch together. My Mom buys new ones quite often and since we moved into this house we've had one she gave us. This is leather, its got two reclining chairs on the outsides and I LOVE IT!

We've also been getting ready for fall, I love the fall colors, seriously I could do fall in my house all year long.

My new wreath that will probably stay up all year long, it fits perfect with my new couch.

I found these cute things in the dollar section at Target, perfect for candy corn that I don't need.

My new glass vase filled with popouri, pumpkin spice.

And some more decorations...

I love FALL!!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Change of season...

Bob and I decided this year we are going to spend each Sunday at Snowbasin until the leaves change. I love it up there, its beautiful. So we took a drive up today and this is how it looks right now...

The leaves are definately changing, but in a couple of weeks this will look totally different.

While up there we went for a little hike. Lex did pretty good and kept up.

We even took Daisy with us and she was in HEAVEN.

And we seen lots of beautiful things...leaves, flowers and just the scenery all around.

We were going to take a ride on the tram, but they won't allow dogs, so next weekend, thats our plan.

I'm excited to watch the leaves change...