Our Trip to the Puyallup Fair

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 23-09-2009

We had a great time yesterday looking at all the animals and eating BBQ and scones at the fair. Finley said his favorite part was the little baby pigs.

Milking the Cow

Milking the Cow

Finley and a Baby Goat born a few days before Declan

Finley and a Baby Goat born a few days before Declan

Baby Chicks

Baby Chicks

Finley the Bee

Finley the Bee

Finley choosing the Leather Craft he wanted to make

Finley choosing the Leather Craft he wanted to make

Finley's Finished Leather Craft

Finley's Finished Leather Craft

Declan is 3 months old.

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 23-09-2009

Sunday was Declan’s 3 month birthday. We can’t believe he is 3 months old already. Time has flown by. He is a very happy, smiley and easy going boy. He loves it when his sister and brother dance or sing for him. What a great joy he is.

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Mommy and Declan at the Fair

Mommy and Declan at the Fair

Labor Day Fun

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-09-2009

Finley wanted to ride the train with Daddy. So we hoped on the new light rail and rode from the beginning in Tukwila to the end at Westlake. It was a long trip and I think too long for Finley, but we still had a good time.

Then we walked around downtown, hand a treat and rode the train back home.

It was a nice relaxing day.

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Tukwila Splash Park

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-09-2009

This summer Samantha, Finley, Declan and I went to the Tukwila Splash Park and had a great time. The park has some great things for small kids to play on – I think Samantha and her friend were kind of bored, but Finley and his friends loved it.

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Beach Park Fun

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-09-2009

Tyler, Finley, Declan and I decided to walk on a trail that goes from just East of our house towards the water. We got about half way down the trail when we found out it was closed. So we had to go back and get in the car to finish our walk to the beach.

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Our Trip on the Light Rail with our Play Group

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-09-2009

We decided to ride the new link light rail system from near the airport to Columbia City, walk to the bakery and then ride back. It was quite the adventure. Finley loved the train.

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First Days of School

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-09-2009

Samantha started her first day of middle school. So far she seems to really be enjoying it. We hope this year is challenging and that she does well.
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Finley start his 2nd year in preschool on Friday last week and LOVES it. This year I will go with him one day and drop him off the other day. I am kind of nervous, but I am sure he’ll do great.

Finley walking down the hall at school - he wouldn't let me take his picture.

Finley walking down the hall at school - he wouldn't let me take his picture.

Before we left for preschool I asked Finley to show me his backpack for school.  This is what I got.

Before we left for preschool I asked Finley to show me his backpack for school. This is what I got.

My First Attempt at Canning Peaches

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-09-2009

Megan’s neighbor inspired me to try to can some peaches. Last weekend we went and bought a 20lb box of Elberta Peaches. Today I decided I better can them before either Finley ate them all or they went bad. So I washed my jars, sterilized everything, peeled the peaches, made the syrup and packed them in and then boiled the jars. I learned a few things along the way. 1. Don’t start peeling your peaches too early – they get brown. 2. Pack the jars full so that when things shift you don’t have gaps – I was afraid of squishing the fruit. 3. Don’t splash yourself with hot boiling water – it hurts.

Here are pictures of my canning experience. I will definitely do it again. Having the peaches will be so worth it this winter. I might try one more batch of peaches and attempt some pickles.

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