Friday, May 29, 2009

Thank goodness it finally stopped raining!

Graham's top tooth is finally poking through. If you look closely in this picture, you can see it. He seems to sporadically remember though out each day that teething is painful and he should be crying incessantly, but then he'll get distracted by some toy that will keep him busy until the next burst of pain. Poor guy (as well as poor us). 
I took him to the pool  today for the first time. I went with the quick method and plunked him right into the water for him to get used to it. He was not very happy for about a minute, and then seemed fine. I am hoping he acquires a love for the pool so that we can spend our days there (and I use the word days quite loosely considering he only seemed interested in it for about 1/2 hour).

I couldn't resist putting these pictures up. He cracks me up.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Our camera is broken

Our camera has been broken for a few weeks so that is why I haven't posted lately. We ordered one yesterday (which by the way, went on sale today for 20 dollars less then we bought it for yesterday. oops.) so hopefully I can start recording our super interesting life again soon.

Rocking out

Don't mind Elliot's hair, he used a blow dryer on it to try and make it look like Edward's hair. You know, just the normal day to day stuff. Just trying to look more like a fictional vampire.

If you're squeamish about poo, this post is not for you

There is a first time for everything, and today Graham let us experience one of those firsts.
While Elliot ran dry heaving from the bathroom, Graham was not the slightest bit bothered by the experience.

What I made with the remaining strawberry's

You can read more about how I made this lovely dessert here.

Jam jam jam, jam and bread

Last week my friend Betsy and I went to a u-pick strawberry farm and each got a gallon of strawberry's for 10 bucks! It was great because when you get home you don't have to pick out all the disgusting moldy ones that are hiding in the middle of the other strawberry's like when you buy from the store. I think I am converted to u-pick fruit farms from now on. 
After we were done picking, Betsy showed me how to make homemade jam. Turns out it is really simple. Who knew? (probably a lot of people other then me) I chopped up the strawberry's in the food processor, added sugar and pectin, and dumped the entire mixture into tupperware. Piece of (strawberry) cake. And it tastes soooo good. 

During the whole process, Betsy apparently got jealous that I am pretty much a professional jam maker, so she dumped my pureed strawberry's all over!
After her act of violence, she saw the error of her ways and helped me scoop the strawberry mess back into the bowl so I could finish my masterful jam making. (Side note: if you are disgusted by the fact that I used spilled strawberry puree in my jam, I would advise you not eat jam at my house). 
I forgot to take a picture of the finished product so here is a picture of Graham's teeth. In case you were dying for an update on his dental progress, I can feel third one poking through on top.