Sunday, September 12, 2010

Eeking out some more summer fun

Autumn seems to be peeking out more and more... Dad and I celebrated by heading out fishing on Estacata lake. I got to hunt up all sorts of grubs and worms from our compost, but the fish weren't biting too much... we came home with one medium sized trout but enjoyed a beautiful day on the water. That evening we headed to Joaquin's house to celebrate the symbolic end of summer with a great labor day party and Val's birthday! Happy Birthday Val! It was great to spend time with friends and to catch-up with some folks we don't get to see too often. Joaquin and I had a great time playing monsters and climbing all over. Grace and Henry hung out and got to know each other a little better.... all in all a great evening. This week got a little chilly for a few days but the sun came out again thankfully for the weekend. Grace did her first full week at daycare and did great. She napped, played and came home exhausted. I, on the other hand, have begun napping at school again so its really hard to get to sleep at night. Mom is still trying to reserve Fridays for just the three of us... so we headed out to CHAP art factory in the morning. Oddly, I was fairly reserved for having free reign to all things craft (would be a dream at home) but Grace went nuts! She had a great time and completed her first (okay, second... she had one at daycare last week, but its on the wall at school) painting! I did have a great time in the end, there were loads of pipe cleaners, pompons, paint and a big castle we could stick everything too! Cars as well. After wearing ourselves out at the art factory we got to go across the street to run around (which was the only rule in the art factory... no running). We finished up with a little snack (and much needed coffee for mom) before heading home.
That evening, we had an extra special nacho night... just 'cause. Nachos, in the living room, witha movie! Princess and the frog was pretty darned cool.
Even Grace enjoyed lots of beans (and oatmeal, and bananas, and cheerios, and....man she was hungry... beans made it tough for her to sleep though). Saturday was relatively mellow, except that we had some pretty awesome news. Linda and Matt had their new baby!
Congrats Andy on being a new big brother! Mom went by that afternoon to visit and meet the new addition. I can't wait to meet the newest baby. We just played at home, Grace did some reading (a cool family picture book Grandma Terri put together)
and enjoyed some fruit popsicles.
I've been picking anything ripe at home.
We have had a very modest tomato harvest so far, but it makes me happy every time I find one. To bulk up our otherwise beautiful tomato plants (green ones just aren't that good for sauce), we headed out to Hood River today. Stopped for a yummy lunch at Full Sail brewery and enjoyed a good view of the river.
Walked around town for a bit then headed back to Rasmussen farms for some more tomatoes and to pick up a bunch of apples!
I am totally thrilled about the apples.
The farm wasn't doing that much better with their tomatoes, but we got enough to get us going a little so we can enjoy our farm picked tomatoes later this year.

1 comment:

Rebecca Jackson said...

Love the cute Crafty Grace picture. Like Mother like Daughter!