Saturday, September 25, 2010

Apple Orchard!

I am a total nerd for a good farmer’s market and locally produced items be they food or fun stuff.  Local winery?  Yes please.  Orchard?  Yes please!  Cheese factory?  Don't mind if I do!  At the farmer’s market you will find me trying something new, sipping on some locally roasted coffee, or scarfing down the most delicious apply pie the size of you hand.  I am a foodie so I also like to get ideas for new ways to prepare things.  Who better to ask than the people who grow the food!  Wilson’s Orchard has an awesome selection of apples, pumpkins and the like.  We plan to take the kids along each year to gather apples and try out some of the tasty treats...  this September was no exception.  

This day at the orchard was a busy and windy one but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity for an afternoon of apple sampling.  We started with a picinic which included all things apple like Sutliff Cider and coleslaw with peices of apple... who woulda’ thought that would be so delicious?  The highlight for Sawyer was the quick trip through the creek on the tractor trailer.  Can’t wait for next year!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sawyer's Day at the Park!

Daddy is Sooooo Funny! (At least Veda thinks so... hehehehe :)

The Big 4 Months! :)

I picked Veda up at Ms. Katie's yesterday and she was sitting up in the jumper-roo bouncing away.  Almost every day I walk into Katie's condo and look around at the kids who are growing up entirely too fast and actually think to myself on a daily basis... "Oh my they grow so fast."  I blinked this summer and now Veda is sitting up in this bouncy toy, playing, cooing, smiling.  Just weeks ago, literally weeks, she was only a tiny baby with nothing to say.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Being Away...

The sweetest thing about being away from my little boy is coming back home to him.  My BFF Erica and I have made an effort to spend a weeknight together every once in awhile.  I take Veda with me for time with the girls and leave Sawyer at home so he can have a boys night.  Tonight he was so excited when Steve asked him if he wanted to stay at home or go out for supper.  His eyes lit up when he was saying what he wanted to eat.  Do you want... pizza?  Yeah.  Do you want... chicken?  Yeah.  Do you want sushi?  Yeah.  Rice and Beans?  Yeah.  There was nothing he didn't want.  Pizza Ranch buffet it is!

When I got home at nearly 9:00 I thought for sure I would be greeted by a sugar charged 2 year-old.  But the house was quiet with Steve in the recliner... no Sawyer in sight.  I was surprised and proud of Steve for getting him to bed at a decent time!  When I told him so, he let me know that Sawyer was expecting a good night kiss from me.  I stalled a bit, chatting with Steve, thinking Sawyer was probably sound asleep anyway.  When I got into his room Sawyer's sleepy blue eyes were looking back at me.  I crouched down by his bed and asked him if he had a good night with daddy.  He reached for my face with his little hand and searched for the perfect spot on my cheek to give me a kiss.  He whispered goodnight to me before rolling over and squeezing his doggie and lion in close.  I guess that was all he needed to be ready to drift off to sleep.  One of the most precious. moments. ever.