Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pool Vaulting and Baby feeding

 I know it has been forever since I posted anything.  I really always intend to change that, but it seems like things just keep coming up.  In addition, important things like lawn chair sitting have also come between me and both blogging and running- but, it is a new day and times, they are a changin'.

I hear a train a comin', it's rolling round the bend.

Actually, I don't know where all that came from.

We have been kept very busy feeding the baby solid foods.  If you direct your attention below, you can see pictures of her first bites.  Little Ever had a whole cheering section as she accepted the foreign mush into her  mouth.  This feeding thing has thrown a wrench into my "grab 'em and go" style.  I already spend what seems like a large portion of my day managing food for the family, and adding feeding the baby when she hasn't decreased her nursing at all yet either is taking a toll.

And no, I didn't put a bib on her for the inaugural moment. If I had wanted a bib, I would have had to find a bib, and that seemed like a great deal of work at the time.  Of course, attempting to get rid of stains on onesies is not small task either, but I guess I was just living in the moment.  (side note: I have now found 3 bibs.  I do laundry once a week, so for 3 out of 21 meals her clothes are protected.  Oh, and I feed her breakfast while she is in a topless state, so I guess we are 3 for 14).

She sucks the food down with her fingers.

She seems to really like the carrots, applesauce, bananas and oatmeal.  She will eat the prunes, but they don't seem like the favorite.

We have also been cutting down trees and hauling brush.  Did I mention on my blog that we bought another lot adjacent to our property?  Now we have about .8 acres, and so we have been busy managing sticks and hauling logs.

 Last weekend we cut down and cut up 6 trees and were quite hot and sweaty.  It was at this time that I remembered the new sport of "pool vaulting" that Deacon invented.  I thought I would give it a try:

 And yep, I do wear a running skirt when I help cut down trees.  My job is to climb up the ladder and tie a rope around the tree.  Noah holds the ladder, and I think he likes the view ;)  Oh wait, you aren't supposed to distract the chain sawer?  My bad.

Noah has been making handles for knives and icecream scoops. For reals.

Oh, how I love summer.  I love that it has been in the 90s.  I love weeding my garden and sitting on lawn chairs talking to neighbors.  I love playing Settlers of Catan late into the night.  I love winning Settlers of Catan late in the night.

The kids have been hilarious, saying cute and clever things.  They are tan and muscly from all of the swimming, running and playing that we have been doing.  Yeah, I still have to work.  And Noah has to work.   And we have to occasionally do laundry, and wash dishes.  Sometimes we even have to cook and come up with creative ways to eat our CSA vegetables.  But those things can not put a damper on the awesome blessing that is summer.

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