Thursday, August 25, 2011

First day of school

Alex started first grade this week! We're excited that he gets to eat lunch at school now, and he only has lost his lunchbox once (eeek!)

Lydia also chose to get into her first day of school clothes, although she doesn't start preschool until after Labor Day. We're new at this all day school thing, so we've had a few hiccups... like the lost lunch box, I put him in flip flops on his PE day, and he's still not sure how the seating hierarchy on the bus is set up for the afternoons (apparently it's different than the mornings). Other than that we're having a great time (although Lydia really misses her buddy)

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I've been growing pickling cucumbers this season, and I LOVE it! I have about 2 gallons of these beauties. And even better is the fact that you can now "pickle" things and it only takes 2 days, instead of 2 months! YEA!!!! So, this is the size we like to pick them at...
I messed up and didn't catch this one in time... that's a big pickle!
Then Dave told me one that was by the fence that was getting "pretty big", imagine my surprise when I saw this...
oops, big pickle anyone?

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Dog :)

Well, I won :) Dave and I have been debating a dog for months now (maybe even years) and we finally bought one....
This is Clover (we'll probably change her name). She's a pound dog, totally adorable, about one year old, and Dave was putty in her paws. Who knew all Dave needed was a lick on the leg?

Any names suggestions are appreciated :)