September 2012 – Month 9
Robbie found this cool stick (he is always finding cool sticks to swing around) at Iola Winter Sports Club on the day we were doing some trail clean up after a big storm. It made him think of deer antlers.
Charlie made this wooden car in the workshop with Papa.
I scored this Nordic Ware bundt pan at a rummage sale for $1. We needed a reason to try it out, Susie’s birthday cake!
And the boys decorated it.
Nola Mae has decided that she can go down the stairs forward.
She often gets comfortable in the upside down stool. I wonder how long this will last.
Something gross…someone opened a gogurt in my sewing room and it squirted on the wall. I didn’t notice it until the yogurt was dried up and Nola Mae was scrapping it off and eating it.
The weekend of my birthday we met some of our family for a picnic, playing on the rocks and hiking at Eau Claire Dells.
My beautiful sister, Becca.
We were here five years ago. We took this photo inside this tree trunk (Henry was in my belly and Charlie and Henry were so little and so cute).
This year we did the same pose, notice the difference in the tree trunk.
On my birthday (because I wanted to sleep in) I took the boys to school. When I came home I notice one of the power lines in front of our house was down. Thankfully it was a wire that was not “live”. I called the electric company to tell them and secretly hoped my favorite linemen would show up. I have a couple of favorites because I use to work there many years ago. Did they know it was my birthday? My two favorite guys showed up!
I went to my 25th class reunion and made the cake for the dinner.
My mom and Helen helped take care of the kids while Jack and I went to dinner and stayed late for visiting. Robbie and Charlie slept over at Helen’s house. We left Nola Mae and Henry at my mom’s at 4:30 and came home at 12:30. This was the longest amount of time I have ever been away from Nola Mae. She woke up looking for me just as we were coming down the road.
We went to our favorite park, Keller Lake, as usual we had the park to ourselves!
My Favorite pictures from this month:
From my garden:
I didn’t get to braiding my garlic this year before it really dried out. So the stems got chopped and I put a notice on Facebook that I had garlic for sale and 11.5 pounds sold within six hours. Thank you to all my friends, enjoy!
September 7th I picked my first batch of tomatoes, two of these boxes came from Susie’s garden. I have already canned 21 quarts of tomato paste and have a gallon bag of dried tomatoes.
By September 12th my raspberries were ripening like crazy and still going strong at the end of the month. I have about two gallon sized bags in the freezer, so far.
The mullein has gone crazy in my garden where the garlic was this year. I am thinking I will be planting the garlic for next year around these plants because there is no way I am tilling them up!
On September 20th we picked all our Honey Crisp apples. I wanted them to stay on the trees a little longer but with every windy day many would fall off the tree. Our other tree is still loaded and I will be picking those later in October to make applesauce.
We have seen this little frog on the house, on our window and on the door at night. I found him in my Autumn Joy Sedum during the day.
We have let the chickens roam the yard this fall, Henry took this photo.
Climbing the rocks in my flower garden.
Charlie is a great big brother and very helpful, he loves to wear Nola Mae.
I got out my baby wearing vest for one of our hikes. It was chilly but not chilly enough for me. It was perfect for keeping Nola Mae warm.
My friend Sara and I with our matching Zara Velvet wraps.
I washed my light rainbow wrap, it looked so pretty on the line I had to take a photo.