Monday, June 30, 2008
This year we had the special treat of Marion's youngest brother, his wife, and two kids (Mark, Karla, Ben & Erik) all came to the farm for harvest. The kids had a great time playing together at our house and especially at Grandma's. And Mark was a BIG help running the grain cart and setting up each day for harvest...he really saved Grandpa Jim alot of walking :-)
Here are a few pictures of harvest and playing with the cousins...I'll save the 4th of July pics for another post:
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
(and all the other father's and grandfathers out there!)
This year was a bit more challenging as we have been sick but I'll save that for another post. Anyway, this year I wanted to do something extra special for Marion so I decided to make him a Father's day cake ... I had the kids help me with the animals...below are our pictures: I hope you enjoy them.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
This is the rose bush we planted on the north east of our house last year. It has really taken off.
This is one of the climbing roses we planted last year...I was hoping Janis could remind me what it's name is...we have another one that is white with pink splatters call Fourth of July but I can't remember the other two...this one is the only one (of those two) blooming at the moment.
This is Marion's wild rose bush that he just absolutely HAD to have pictures of. He said he couldn't remember a time when this bush bloomed so nicely...it is out at the corner of our pasture just south of the house.
These are my tea roses...
This last one I thought was really cool because it looks like a butterfly...
This morning we fed Jonathan some applesauce...here is a video of it:
We had decided a long time ago that we wanted to wait to feed him any solids for as long as possible in an attempt to prolong my milk production a bit further...but when he sits there and watches every bite you take and opens his mouth when you get close to him...it just makes you want to give him a bite!
When Grandma Schlatter was watching him the other night she gave him his first sippy of water...ever since then he has really wanted to hold that sippy...especially if he sees you drinking something. The other night he was sitting on my lap while I was drinking some orange juice and every time I would take a drink he'd follow the cup with his eyes and when I got it to my mouth he'd open his too! Marion just couldn't beleive how engaged he was in that.
I am not saying we are going to start feeding him solids regularly but it was fun to give him his first taste of applesauce. We will just have to see...he does seem VERY interested and he doesn't tongue thrust it out so he is very much over that!
Saturday, June 07, 2008
I also got some video and I'll see if I can't get a clip of that to post too but for now...here are the pics:
Thursday, June 05, 2008
You will all have to let me know if you can see the video...it says it loaded it...if it doesn't work for you...then I'll post some pics that I have of them.