Sunday, September 29, 2013

Our Apple Picking PR

  Last fall we picked apples multiple times....and we used every last one.  We made apple sauce, apple muffins, and of course apple crisp.  This year we decided to PR our apple picking in one trip.  120lbs of apples....ready to go.  The boxes are a little overwhelming at the moment.  I made one apple crisp....which was gone right after dinner.  I started on some apple sauce....and we will begin to load the freezer.  I think each kid ate at least three apples today.  YUM!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Back in the day

Last weekend we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary.  We were planning on going away for a few days to escape the craziness of our kids and lives...but in the end we ended up in CT.  We still own the 6 apartments  that we bought when we were first married...and we have been trying to get up there every month or so but they were in need of some TLC.

This was our first house...we lived here for 5 years after we basically gutted all of the apartments and rebuilt them. We joke that it is a college town....

and you can see...the hedges needed some work...HA!  So in the end it was fine..we work really well together on stuff like this and we got a TON done with no kiddos around.  Of course they were loving the grandma spoiling them as well...

so back to PA we came...and maybe we can escape later in the year for a little R&R!

Friday, September 20, 2013

September...there it goes

Somehow the month escaped me...maybe because this is how I spent most of this month...

reigning in this crazy child...this was how he did fall crafts...I hold my breath every day I pick him up at school ....surely this is not acceptable

We had a chance to ride with the elite runners of the Rock N Roll Half Marathon...and that was a treat.  They make it look so effortless and easy...and they ran 5 min miles with grace and ease...I was the lead women biker for the female fun

We are back in the pool....the girls start swim team next week!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

and they are off!

School has finally started and we are slowly getting back into a routine.....some of us...Jackson remains my only one home in the afternoon...and he is LOVING his momma time...and I am enrolling him in every class possible...boys are just so different.

It only took Aly a mere 5 days to pick out the first day of school ensemble...and the night before required a panicked trip to the store for hairspray and a curling iron...since she wanted an updo....really...wondering where this all comes from.

Finally she seemed satisfied after 100 pictures and tweaking... and we went on our merry way to second grade.

Last minute pics of some ways I was sad to see it go...but we were ready for a change in scenery...and some structure to our lazy summer routine