Summers are so busy

August 6, 2008

So here it’s been another month plus since posting but a busy month it has been. Towards the end of July we went camping on Orcas Island. We attended a music festival called Woodsong that a family over there puts on every year. Jim and Henry had a lot of fun. It was a bit more difficult for Jack and I since Jack is such a light sleeper and has to be put in his crib in the other room when it’s bedtime in order for him to fall asleep…..can’t really do that when there are people sleeping in tents all around you at one o’clock in the morning when he decides to wake up. So the first night we ended up in the van and he did better the second night but still not great. We left late Saturday evening so that we could get at least one good nights sleep that weekend and sleep we did. We did have fun at the beach and on the ferry ride and at the farmers market in Eastsound though. Then we had company come out from Chicago (friends of Jim’s from college) and this last weekend we catered a wedding for my cousin, Anna. Unfortunately, no pictures were taken of the food but I think it was the best one we have done. It was super simple but Jim tiered the table under the table cloth and it added a lot. I made 350 plus mini cheese quiches, Jim made about the same amount of mini tomato basil pizzas and we both made a whole bunch of tortilla wraps. In addition, we had fruit and veggie trays and bread with several different spreads. We sliced the baguettes and scattered the bread around the bowls of bread, brie, and spreads and used grapes and whole baguettes as decoration on the tables. I was beat but Anna and Dave were super happy with the food so that made it all worth it. Lucky for us, I have very helpful siblings who helped with cutting stuff Saturday morning and hauling it all out to the tables.

Remember the pea planting from a couple of posts ago? Our peas have come on in full force so Henry and I were out picking today.

Henry uses his tongue to concentrate

Henry uses his tongue to concentrate

Henry's kitten, Freddy was "helping" (i.e., playfully scratching at Henry's feet)

Henry's kitten, Freddy was "helping" (i.e., playfully scratching at Henry's feet)

Here is a close up of Freddy Puma.

Freddy Puma waiting to pounce on the next pea vine he sees moving.

Freddy Puma waiting to pounce on the next pea vine he sees moving.

We asked Henry for about 4 days what he was going to name his kitten and it started with the answer “I don know” and then we started giving him ideas with him giving us the answer “noooooo” with a laugh every time. Then he started giving names and saying no and finally we went from Freddy to Michael to Freddy Puma Pina to Freddy Michael and back to just Freddy Puma. It’s goofy but cute since Henry named him himself.

You find the most interesting bugs in the summer. I went to let Zoey (our dog) out and came across this moth on the kitchen wall and had to take pictures. They aren’t great and I knew they wouldn’t be but I have never seen a moth like this before. I wonder if it’s one of those bugs that changes to the color of whatever it’s resting on since it was sitting on our green wall.

I realize this post is all over the place but my head is kind of all over the place tonight so….ya. Here is another random picture, this one of the gorgeous sunset we had tonight. Cows live in this field and sometimes the skyline will be dotted with silhouettes of cows but tonight it was just field. Picture is a bit fuzzy but it was so pretty, I had to take a picture. I really need to get a better camera one of these days!

And last but not least, only because I don’t want to leave the boy out, here is what Jack does while Henry and I are outside in the mornings.

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One Response to “Summers are so busy”

  1. dbaron Says:

    Wow, you have been busy! Henry is so big, and looks so much like Jim in that top picture! Miss you guys!


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