It was a beautiful afternoon today. Kevin came home from work and played outside in the leaves with the boys and picked a few more straggler apples from the trees. We decided to take a little walk around our yard, check out the 75-100 yr old maple that fell over in a wind storm over the summer. The boys had fun balancing on it. Then we took a walk up to the fire pit. -K really wanted to camp out. Of course we explained that it was a school night yadayadayada. To know avail. He was pissed. Trying to give a little he suggested we cook out at the fire pit. We really have only used it twice before and only one of those times was with the kids. It was really buggy this summer and just didn’t do it. So we said ok.
The deal was, we would cook hot dogs and as long as they ate a bite of the hot dog they could have a roasted marshmellow. See the kids never eat hot dogs. If we are out somewhere where that is what is served they will opt for the roll alone, so I wasn’t convinced they would eat any, hence the rule.
Well, they had so much fun roasting their hot dogs, as Kev. said “I think they would have eaten anything they cooked on that fire”. It was so cute watching them.
Fun night, glad we said yes, and didn’t just opt for the easy route of no.
My oldest friend and I looking oh so cool hanging out on the rocks near our homes in this photo circa 1982.
She and her family visited this weekend. We hadn’t seen each other since her mother’s funeral the year before. We each had babies this spring so it was great to finally get together. – J who is about 9 months was so cute and reminded me a lot of -R who is just 3 months younger. All of our kids really seem to click in their quirkiness and had lots of fun playing and running around outside.
It was a quick visit, but so like home.
When I’m with -L it always feels like home.
Here’s -C trying to kick the apples in the tree while swinging the other day.
Here I am kicking apples into the dust pan so we won’t break our ankles on them.
They then get hauled over to the brush and out of our walking range.
We have made some nice apple pies (well one good one and one I didn’t cook enough) , and 1 apple crisp, and a failed attempt at apple leather (I think some of the apples we used weren’t quite ripe and a little too starchy).
Basically though a lot of them have fallen to the ground left to be eaten by the deer, etc. Next year hopefully we will have better harvesting plans.
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