Week 27 – July 2 – 8, 2012

Week 27 – July 2 – 8, 2012

Monday, July 2nd:  I started my project of putting all the olive oil in jars.  It was my lucky day because I had Henry running the spout and Nola Mae napping for a few hours.  We finished the job with minor interruptions.

Tuesday, July 3rd:  I have been complaining about our fruit fly problem.  This morning I caught Robbie’s attention by telling him we needed to build a trap for the fruit flies.  Robbie helped me make two of them.  I am not sure if this was as exciting of a job as he thought it was going to be.  Grandma Lynn showed me how to make this when I was younger.

I showed Robbie the directions for this Strawberry Sparkle Cake on the Pioneer Woman’s website.  He was very interested in making this since he loves jello.  We made this cake and two other jello flavors.  I won’t make this ever again.  I dislike jello, jello making and angel food cake is yummy just the way it is, PLAIN!

Wednesday, July 4th: I took the older two boys and Nola Mae to the New Hope Firecracker Parade.  It was short and sweet and very entertaining!  The boys were excited that there was candy involved.   Charlie and Robbie each had a pocket in my shorts for their candy.

I just happened to have the camera on the table while I was drinking my coffee.  Normally I would ask Henry to get off the window.  I was curious to find out what his mission was.

 

For some reason Henry wanted to open the garage door with the garage door opener that is attached to the top of my valances.

 

Thursday, July 5th:  Another Sunset Lake photo…Nola Mae napping in our beach bag.

The boys have been helping me in the kitchen.  They have gotten very good at putting away the dishes, to the point where I can leave the room or house, this is how I found my pots.  I giggled and resisted the urge to “fix” it.

Friday, July 6th:  Granny came to visit and she had the idea to fry an egg on the sidewalk, our temps have been close to 100 degrees.  The boys were excited and seemed a little disappointed that it didn’t sizzle once it was cracked.

Saturday, July 7th:  I started to harvest my garlic (alone) digging up the ones that only had the bottom three leaves dried.  I was enjoying a little peace in the garden.

These were my helpers last year on July 24th harvesting garlic (during Week 29).

Sunday, July 8th:  Nola Mae wasn’t nursing well this morning.  I did everything I could to fill her belly and she didn’t seem interested or upset or terribly hungry.  When all of my attempts failed I put a fresh diaper on her and wrapped her on my back, trying this new carry I learned on YouTube (BWCC – back wrap cross carry) and she slept for almost two hours.

One of the things I ordered with my olive oil was beeswax.  I have been wanting to make something similar to the booty balm I use for the baby’s booty and a few other things.

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4 responses

  1. Fun photos! Henry is such a good helper! Your garlic looks great! I’ve also gotten rid of fruit flies by sitting a bowl out with a mixture of apple juice, vinegar and dish soap. My mother-in-law taught me this, and it worked 🙂

  2. I love this post, Jenny! You are always so inspirational in your weekly accomplishments…it amazes me how much you get done!

    The cross back carry sounds perfect for any age, I’m looking forward to trying it! That goes for the balm too – would you mind sharing a recipe?

    You’ve got one happy family there! Such a great Mom!

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