Sunday, August 23, 2009

Our date on Friday Night

So on Friday, Rob and I decided to spend our evening canning our tomatoes. We had a lot that we weren't going to be able to eat before they went bad so we put them in cans. It took quite a while, but it was fun to do it with Rob.

First, you wash all of your tomatoes.

Next you peel them and cut them into pieces that will fit into your jars.

Discard the guts.

Put them in the jars and into the canner.

And ta-dah! You have canned tomatoes that you can use in lasagna, spaghetti sauce or anything you want.


And yes...I definitely did roast a marshmallow over the gas burner afterward so that I could stick it on a yummy s'more. (I look totally gross in these pictures, but I wanted you to appreciate the perfectly roasted mallow. And it was probably about 90 degrees in our kitchen at that point. :) )

Perfectly golden brown. Nice.

All there is left to do is "STUFF!"

Oh and we picked 7 ears of corn from our garden and it was delicious. We were going to just eat 2 and then freeze the rest, buht we ended up just eating it all over the next few days because it was just that good.

So that was our Friday night. Actually after that we watched the Pride and Prejudice Pink Bible movie. Hah! Anyway, It was really fun and we are excited to can some more tomatoes when we get more. Woot.

And no post is complete without something cute of Sadie. Here is a video of her newest activity. It is kinda scary though because sometimes she will do this and then I will have no idea where she is. That happened a few times, but she always comes out after a while. Enjoy!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Highland Water Park!

Well, I have been feeling a little bit bad about not really taking Sadie swimming this summer. I know I have let her play in the water...A LOT...but i just know she would love to go swimming in a real pool. The only problem is that all of the pools around here are expensive. Like 4.50 per adult or something like that. Now that might not sound too unreasonable to everyone out there, but I grew up in Phoenix. I lifeguarded for about 6 years there and it cost 1.50 for adults and if they went after 6, it was 50 cents. Kids were 50 cents or at some pools they got in for free. So I think 4.50 is a lot of money to pay just to stay a the pool for an hour tops with Sadie. So the other day I was looking through some of the blogs listed on my craft blog, and I saw that someone had posted about an awesome free waterpark. (Sorry, I can't remember where I saw it)

Now this is not a waterpark with a pool or slides or anything, but the kinds where water shoots up out of the ground and the kids can run around and get wet. Rob and I took Sadie there today and it was a BLAST! We probably stayed about an hour and would have stayed longer but Sadie was so cold that she was shivering. So we thought we better leave and get her warmed up. But she had such a good time. I totally recommend it if you live in the utah. The best part about it is that it is a public park so it is FREE!

Here are some fun pictures of us enjoying the water.

Here is Sadie leading me into the water fountains. She had already taken her dad and showed him all of the water shooting up out of the ground. I kept forgeting that you had to watch your back or you would get wet...

This one almost got me. Rob took this picture right before I left out a yelp and ran away.

Dad helping Sadie enjoy the big sprayers!

This one in the middle was a very popular spot. It shot up really hard and all the bigger kids wated to hog it. But Rob got right in there to let Sadie experience it. I think she liked it.

There is also a little river type place to chill out. Sadie LOVED this. She just sat in the same spot without moving for about 10 minutes. That made it easy for us to watch her!

Then daddy taught her how to lay on her tummy like she does in the tub. She didn't stay like this for too long because her face would get splashed. But she enjoyed it for a little while.

I hiope you all get to come to this park sometime. It really is a fun and cheap way to spend an afternoon. Although right when we got there, a mom was taking pictures of her boy who was about 6 and I heard him say "Mom, these aren't fun. I want to go to a real pool" Haha.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Oh what do you do in the Summertime?

We play outside. In water of course. I am still to o cheap to buy real water toys because Sadie is just as happy with some old buckets and racquetballs. So we fill them with water and that provides hours of fun. But the best thing ever is to stand in a bucket of water while eating a bomb pop. YUM!

Crazy hair after swimming!

Pick tomatoes. These were our first "big ones". We have gotten quite a few of the little ones and in a few weeks we will have TONS of little ones. I hope my parents time it right so they will be here to help us eat them! (ps. That marker spot on my nice clean tablecloth is what happens when you wait 2 seconds too long to find Sadie when she is being quiet. It's permanent. Of course.)

We also found this wasp nest. Rob was going to spray it that evening, but we forgot. The next day some comcast people came to do something and were working right around that area. We warned them about it and they actually took care of it for us. I think they are making a new nest right next to it though. We will have to keep a lookout for new nests coming up anywhere nearby.

What do YOU do in the summertime?


That is how Sadie says water. We recently took her to Bridal Veil falls because we thought she would love to see the water everywhere. Well, she did. We barely got to the falls because every time she saw the river to our left, she got really excited. See for yourself!