Monday, November 12, 2012

Taylor's Birthday Interview

Birthday Boy
How old are you?  Two , no three.

Who is your best friend? Madeline

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Cake
and Carrots, and hot dogs (even though he hardly ever eats hot dogs)

What is your favorite movies? Cars

What is your favorite toy? Rabbit (the toy he just happened to be holding in his hand, he calls it Nicholas even though it's a girl)

Who is in your family?  Mommy, Taylor, Daddy, and Hannah

What is your favorite thing to do? Walk (translation: go on walks)

Pumpkin Patch

 Our neighbor invited us to go to the pumpkin patch in Springville with them.  It is owned by Harward Farms and has lots of free activites.  A petting zoo, a hayride, a corn pit, and two hay mazes.  The weather was a perfect 70 degrees.  It was a GREAT day!

 Taylor, Hannah, Luke, and Thomas

It's kinda cute, Thomas and Hannah play really well together.  And when Thomas saw me with the kids the other day he asked, "Hannah?"

These kids all get together at least once on a week.  On Wednesdays, Nicky and I work on quiet books for the kids while they play.  And than we all have lunch together.  And on Thursday mornings we go over to her house again for Toddler school.  Nicky took these pictures and she also has another little boy who is 9 months old.

This handsome devil just turned 3


Taylor and Luke exploring the hay maze.


 Here we are modeling my new hair 

King of the Pumpkins

So much for warm weather, winter has officially hit and we won't see the 70's again until next year.

Home Cookin'

Lately, we have cooking up a storm making Applesauce MuffinsApple Butter, and Hamburger Vegetable Soup.  My house smells amazing and needless to say with the cold front I haven't ventured outside much the last few days.

Thanks, MoneySavingMom!

I still have a laundry basket full of apples on my side porch and about 4 pumpkins to process.  I really have become super housewife.  But when you have more time than money you get creative and it can really be fun.  Except Applesauce muffins don't last more than a few days around here (:

I have gotten into canning more this year. Tomatoes grew with a vengeance this summer and I had at least 6 bushels between our plants and some from Brian's parents.  I canned about 28 quarts of tomato sauce, 5 quarts of tomato juice, and about 20 pints of diced tomatoes.

And than there are the green beans, 50 pints later we are fully stocked.  We borrowed my mother-in-law's  pressure cooker and now my Grandma Payne is going to let me keep hers at my house.  The next couple things I am going to try pressure canning are chicken and beef/venison stew.

I almost forgot ,with all those tomatoes there were still a bunch that never ripened before the first frost.  And this is how we discovered Green Tomato Curry Sauce on Rice, the kids and and I really love it with just some cheese and coconut on top.  We are now out of it and I am so sad.

Thanks, Mavis from One Hunderd Dollars a Month!

I hope you are all eating well.  Please, share any yummy and healthy resipes you have cookin' up this fall.