Wednesday, August 22, 2012

His new best friend

It seems blogs are the place to share quotes that are inspiring so I thought I would share one.  It seems to have been very insightful.

"There is a problem with quotes you find on the internet, it is hard to tell if they are authentic or not." 
--Abraham Lincoln

Last night I was giving Fenton a bath and he was starting to get pretty fussy.  I had just used up the last few drops of baby soap so I gave him the empty bottle to play with.  He LOVED that bottle.  He would not let go of it, and if it slipped away he was instantly irate. After the bath when it was time to dry off he did not want to be separated from his new friend the empty bottle.  I wish you could have seen how excited he was to hold it.  Amanda even decided to let him go to bed with it, and it worked as he was quiet and went to sleep with it.  

Who needs stuffed animals when you have a cuddly empty bottle to snuggle with?

They had a shot clinic to get kids ready for school so we took the big kids to get them up to date.  We decided to take Daniel too even though he has a whole year before he goes to school.  Poor guy, he had to have 6 shots!  3 in each arm.  Bam, bam, bam, change sides bam, bam, bam.  He cried a lot but I probably would too!  Mikali got by pretty easy with just one little "snapping" type shot that barely hurt I guess.  She didn't cry at all.  We went to the park for lunch then had ice cream sandwiches afterwards for a reward.  

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Garden time

Our garden has turned out pretty well considering the epic drought.  I've sure put a lot of water on it.  The sweet corn and black eyed peas are starting to come off.  Okra should be starting pretty soon.  Of course we have more yellow squash than we know what to do with.  We planted green beans but they must be the wrong kind as they made beautiful big vines but no beans.  I'm hoping maybe as the fall cools off maybe they wills start making.

I rigged up my coleman stove to cook the corn outside.  That way we don't heat up the house doing it inside and get all that steamy humidity inside where the a/c just has to pump out.  I didn't want to use the little expensive 1lb. bottles that we take camping as that would kinda defeat the purpose.  I wanted to use the big 20# bottle.  They make kits for that, but why do it the easy way?  I had to MacGyver it using the gas regulator off the cutting torch, a hose from a weedburner, and took the original coleman fitting apart to attach the hose.  Worked great.  And as a plus, if it blew up it would blow up outside where it wouldn't wake up Fenton.

One of the advantages of replacing a water heater, it has a really cool big sturdy box the kids get to play with for several days.  At least until they smash it flat.