August 29, 2010

Doyle Community Park and Spec Pond

Another hot day but it is nearing the end of summer. We decided to go on a short hike and then a swim. Literally 1/2 mile up the road from us is a state reservation, Doyle Community Park. It is really a small area but it was a nice little hike for the children and I. There was a beautiful little island and a bridge to go over which made for fun exploring!! Next time we will take a different trail, hoping these hikes help start labor!

The little island surrounded but a pond covered in lily pads! But no frogs to be found! Adriana wanted a picture of the geese that you can barely see!
Mama and James!

Spec Pond!!

WE are 1 of 3 families at the pond this evening. It is funny how cold it gets in the evening at the pond as the summer comes to a close.
Adriana won't stay in the water for very long. Either will James, he barely gets in!!

August 26, 2010

One Early Morning

Yesterday morning I went to mass at 6:30 am coming home just before 7 am. As I approached the house I hear these loud shouts of joy!!! When I came in daddy was on all fours giving the children a wild horsey back ride. I mean he was riding them and throwing them off!!! Oh, the things Daddy's do!!! They were having so much fun!!

August 25, 2010

Cooking, Baking, and Canning!

Adriana with her piece of yummy Zucchini Pie!!

I spent the day today cooking, baking and canning!!! It was a productive.

Zucchini Bread, yummy!

Zucchini Pie Before

Yummy Zucchini Pie after!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

Cheddar Cheese Zucchini Bread

Tomato sauce for canning cooking. My first time canning!!

My photographer, Adriana, took lots of pictures of the process.

Successful finished product!!! So happy with my canning effort!

We are ready!!!!!

Yes I said it. I'm ready for this baby to come, WHY!!!
I still have to get to B.J.'s to buy size 1 diapers and Michael isn't completely finished with the mini-van or putting together the car seat but the birth bed no longer has clothes on it and is completely made!!!

The area where all the midwives supplies are waiting!

Towels folded and put away!!! I ROCK!

Clothes folded but still need to be put away be at least they are off the bed!

Daddy working on my mini-van, engine is out, hooray!!!

James helping daddy fix the car :)

Adriana and James love to play in the car while daddy is working!! Not mama's favorite but at least it is on jacks!

And the #1 reason I am ready to have a baby: Fr. Peter came to bless our house!!!

He made us this beautiful plaque with a prayer to the the Sacred Heart. It is so beautiful, thanks Fr. Peter!

House blessing with Adriana and James helping! Fr. Peter blessed the house, mama, the baby, Adriana and James!

Walking through blessing the house kitchen, the birth room, and the living room. He blessed the painting of Mother of Sorrows by Brother Bartholomew of St. Benedict Abbey! He was pleased we had the print.

Thank you Fr. Peter, we were glad you made it!!!!

August 23, 2010

The Many Faces of Adriana!!!

My daughter is very funny and loves to make crazy faces lately. She even took some pictures herself. She is a beautiful girl. Where does she get it from!!!!

I have an attitude. Eye Roll!!
Crazy Girl
Smiley self photos
I'm pouting!!! With a little smirk!!