We went berry picking with some friends and the raspberries were amazing. We have been enjoying them all week. I also took the boys on a bike ride down the Erie Canal. That was not so successful. Daniel slid down a rocky path and cut his whole arm up. James went down the same path seconds after him and drove his bike into the bushes. Both boys were in tears! We made it home alright, but Daniel cried most of the way. Like his mother, he can be a bit dramatic. Luckily, he is also quick to forget, and asked me that night if we could take another ride on the canal.
We have been busy getting Daniel ready for school. His teacher seems very nice, and her classroom was extremely organized, colorful, and filled with books and toys. While in this wonderful classroom, James decided to rip the pages out of one of her books as we were looking around. Daniel quickly ran up to her to tell her what had happened while I followed after him with Andrew and James in my arms (James was pouting and angry after being reprimanded). I should have gotten a sitter!
The highlight of the 'meet the teacher' morning was a mock bus ride around the block. We rode with our friends the Nilssons and Gavin and Daniel giggled the whole way. James and Andrew loved it. I have a feeling James is going to want to get on the bus every morning with Daniel after that!
Now that it is the end of summer, my garden has **finally**started to grow. It is a very small garden, but the boys have had fun picking things.
The most successful plant in the garden was the basil. We have tons! Luckily I love pesto, so none has gone to waste.
|I have never made pesto before, but it was so simple the boys could do most of it themselves.|
|Some basil, Parmesan, pine nuts, salt, and olive oil and voila- pesto!|
|This kid sat in his high chair and watched the cooks at work|
|Then he clapped for us! Such a sweetie.|
Another new hobby around here (other than pesto making) is paper airplane making. We downloaded an App for creating them, and we have made some serious planes! I make them, then boys color and throw them. They never seem to tire of it. There is some squabbling between them as to who gets to throw what plane, which I tire of VERY quickly. Despite a little arguing, it is a fun project to do together.
|Obviously, plane making is quite serious|
|The different plane options. Daniel picked the shuttle while James like the Concorde.|
|Again, little Andrew sat in his high chair and watched all the airplane fun while eating his oatmeal for breakfast. He seems fine (for now) with his role as a spectator.|
|Some of the wonderful berries we picked at Chase Farms.|
|And I know this is so boring to post, but look at our tomatoes. Planted in early June and JUST now growing. I guess better late than never.|