Our "Nine Lives" girl has almost made it to 13!!!!!!
The sign she is standing by says,
"Wow!!!! 13 and still alive!!!! Thank you, Lord!!!"
For breakfast, she chose a yummy cherry coffee cake!
(To make the breakfast a little healthy, we added a half of egg mc muffin:)
For dinner, she chose . . . get this . . . a BROCCOLI, rice and chicken casserole:)
That's my girl!!!!!
The cake she chose is a Costco taste-a-like with a pudding-like vanilla filling and chocolate buttercream frosting.
The activity she chose was the family walking from our house to town.
We all set out together, but the older kids wanted to run part of the way. So while they took off running, Ted and I turned around and hopped into our truck with Timothy and Joseph. We spied on the kids most of the way, then we parked on a side street that was just on the edge of town. We put Timothy and Joseph back in the stroller and pretended to have just come out of the side street ahead of them. We really had them going when we told them we had found a short-cut!!!! The other activity she really wanted to do was to go to the livestock auction in Chehalis! This is where they mostly auction off cattle (three hours worth) but also small farm animals.
We have had so much fun this year with our first garden ever!
We are especially proud of Lydia, who planned it all and did much of the work of it:)
She worked really hard digging up a large section of grass, making furrows, researching when and how to plant seeds, and then weeding, watering, etc.
These are all pumpkins from our garden. The green ones will still turn orange in a little while.
Timothy and Joseph got into picking the last bit of corn!
And these are the last of the tomatoes we brought in the garage before the first frost.
Lydia heard that you can hang them upside down, and they will still ripen even after being pulled out of the ground. It does work!
We had way more tomatoes than we knew what to do with!
Before we started our garden, people told us that tomatoes are fairly hard to grow around here . . . maybe because of a fairly short growing season????
Anyway, Lydia got online and read an article from a tomato expert, and he suggested cutting most of the stems/leaves off of each plant before it flowers (leaving only the top stems and leaves). This must allow the plant to put more energy into producing the flowers that end up being the tomatoes!
We don't know for sure, but we think this was the secret to our success! Next year, Lydia wants to do some canning!!! No pictured . . . green beans, broccoli, a few herbs and tons of zucchini!!!
The marks have been made, the measuring has been done, the proof is on the wall . . . . . . Kyle is officially taller than his mother:) As official as a wooden ruler on top of a thick head of hair can be, Kyle is now 5' 8". (His mother being 5' 7 3/4")