Friday, July 26, 2013

Fair Week and more peaches

Another busy week around these parts.  Willa and I bought another case of peaches and we let them ripen up on the kitchen table a few days.  On Monday they were ready to go so we packed up and headed to Grandma Jo's on Tuesday.  We made a pie filling type of concoction that we have liked on ice cream and yogurt.  It is also fair week so we have spent some time at the fairgrounds.

I have been helping out a gal that is expanding her restaurant into mobile vending as well.  So now I can add some food service to my repertoire of skills.

Willa made her pig showing debut and it was a combo of comical and tragedy.  They were a few too many people and too many pigs for her liking.  She kept trying to keep up with her pig but was not real happy when other pigs got in her way.  She thought they were "Wild Pigs."  Her Baby Q was socializing a little too much and wasn't keeping up to well. :)  She was more nervous than I thought she would be but there was a lot of people so that is to be expected.

We have Chiefs Cheerleading Camp this weekend and if she likes it as much as her tumbling class she will have a blast. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Finding our way

We have been racking up the miles along Highway 50 it seems and it confirms to me that driving it not my favorite thing to do in this world.  But we are starting to figure out keeping the car stocked of fun things for Willa and packing gets easier.

As I have been figuring out the best way to organize our rental, I had some little storage bins that Willa had used in her old bedroom.  We have many duplicates of coloring books, crayons, flashcards, stickers, and other little things so I took two of the buckets and filled them with those things and put one in each vehicle.  We no longer have to round up a bag each time we get in the car.  Seems so simple and yet took me so long to figure out.

This weekend just Willa and I went to KS to piddle around and we ended up canning more beets at Grandma Jo's and then on Sunday I got some sewing time in with Aunt Marcy and my cousin Stephannie while the little girls got to play.  We made them little dresses and Aunty Marcy helped us with our sewing machines and gave us plenty of fabric to keep playing around with.

Willa loves her new tumbling class and so do I!  Her favorite is the trampoline and the tumbling track.  I think she would go to a class everyday if we would let her.  I discovered they also have a little preschool dance class so we may investigate if that will work for her too.  I met some other moms there and one that I have a lot in common with.  She has been filling me in on the activities and things around here.

We keep trying to find our routine and groove around here, but a lot of days we just like to veg out and for now I am ok with that.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Best Laid Plans

I had really intended on blogging more in June but when we would come to KS for the weekends we just didn't spend much time on the Interwebz.  Or I would think of something to blog about during the week and never get around to typing it out.

But since this is the long weekend I figured I should do some catching up.

The Glow Run 5k
The whole Fam participated and I actually ran most of it.  B has sort of sucked me into this whole running thing and I have been trying to get out in the evenings to run a few miles.  Except I am a baby and its very hot and our road is very hilly.  But Baby Q was going to run with me for this and I thought that would keep me motivated and it did help except he left me in the dust.  My goal for July is 20 miles. I have 2 so far....

The all night Royals game

We planned on going to the game on the 3rd and it was beautiful all day....until we were about 2 miles from the stadium when it downpoured for 2.5 hours.  Game started at 9:45.  We did however extend our streak of watching a ball game on the 4th and the following fireworks.  7 years and going.

I am learning the ways of Grandma Jo and assisted her and my mom in canning some beets.  I do not eat beets but it is kind of fun.  I was able to order a bountiful basket this week and we ordered 75 lbs of peaches, 20 lbs of grapes, 15 loaves of bread and 3 baskets.  I canned my peaches and got 35 pints.  I am however, no where near fast enough at peeling. 

Willa and I have been organizing our weeks a little more.   We go to the library, get groceries, make our meal plans and lists.  This week she will start a preschool tumbling class and I hope it means we will start meeting some new friends.  The library moms must not think we are cool yet, though one did say we looked just alike.  We have been having fun doing her library bingo and reading for Papa Murphy's cookie dough.