Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Yummy Strawberry Jam

Today during the younger girls naptimes, Kylie and I made jam!

She was so excited about it, and she was such good helper. I gave her a plastic knife and she now knows the proper way to cut a strawberry.
Kylie was also in charge of the masher. (better her than me)

And... Voila!

We have JAM!Baby Kadyn woke up at the very end :)
We were licking our fingers, the jam tastes so good!So, somewhere along the lines I got the numbers mixed up. I needed less fresh fruit and more pectin. (I love the summertime fresh fruit sales!) So I've got loads more fruit left and we'll be making a pectin and jars run first thing tomorrow morning.
Next on the list is another batch of strawberry, then a batch of blueberry, then a mixed fruit batch (of everything leftover!).

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunday Afternoon Pictures

Matthew had long meetings this morning so no family picture.
Big thank you to Grandma for the pretty blue and white polka-dot dresses! Kylie took this picture of us so that's why it's a little blurry, but it's my "Happy Half-Birthday Present to Myself" outfit :)

*right about now, my husband's documenting and counting when his half birthday is... so he can take advantage of the half birthday present to myself holiday :)