Friday, September 25, 2009

Busy

So I finally decided to try canning. As a kid, my mom would bottle all sorts of yummy things late in the night. I never really participated in the work. And dang - it is a lot of work. It isn't too bad if you have someone to help you. I bottled tomatoes, salsa, and peaches. Hopefully they are all sealed properly and will be a yummy addition to our meals this year. It has taken just about every minute of my time.
But when I haven't been busy canning, I have been trying to keep up with trouble. She is into everything. Climbing stairs, into cupboards, in the dishwasher and the pantry, or pulling at my legs.

Quinn pretty much loves to eat. Zucchini bread might be her favorite. She will shove it in until her mouth is so full she can't swallow. Tonight I gave her IKEA meatballs and mashed potatoes. Oh, she was happy.
Another favorite trick - pulling her self up to look through the railing at the kids below. It is very entertaining. Don't you just want to eat her? You might notice she has one tooth and another one just barely breaking through. I hate teething. You can't tell from the picture, but she has been so cranky. Poor thing.

And somehow, we have squeezed in a couple visits up to one of our favorite parks in Daybreak.
*Hunting Update - Kenyon just called and he is coming home tomorrow - WITHOUT a deer. Thank you!!! Gavin really wanted a "reindeer" but I didn't. Sounds like it was fun, anyway. And if you didn't know that he was hunting - he went for almost a week. So I think that must mean he is all better. Don't you?
**Medical Update - the docs started a new round of tapering the steroids. This will last a few weeks and then he will hang out at that level for a while. They also took out the picc line in his arm (those were the 2 lines hanging out of his arm). He is happy to be living without that addition.

10 comments:

Burts said...

Ok, so your tomatoes look soooo good! And Quinn looks even more delicious, and I am so happy to hear about Kenyon although I am sorry you have been alone for a week. I was to, we should have made a McDonalds trip :)

Burts said...

Oh yea, Josh will slam meatballs down like nobody's business. So funny!!

Hoffmann Family said...

I've always wanted to learn how to can. I'll have to come over next year and learn from you!

Holly C M said...

Great job on the canning, Annie, and than you for the medical update.

Kristine said...

great update!! i've only been gone a week and i feel like quinn has grown up so much. jeez. that cutie!!

nice work on the canning! i need to try that out sometime...someday.

Lindsey said...

Oh she is so darling. I do just want to eat her. And I want to eat the things you just canned. Looks good.

Malea said...

Deer or no deer, it's a miracle that Kenyon and your son were able to spend that time together. The first time Matthew went deer hunting, they were gone for 8 days, and got a little one on the last day. However, Matthew said it was a blast the whole time no matter what.

ALO said...

I am still perplexed why we call sealing things in glass jars "canning"? But it looks so beautiful and yummy!

Your little daughter is so cute! And why didn't I think of Ikea meatballs and mashed potatoes sooner? Bliss!

Dayna said...

dang, i want to learn how to can things. i'm so impressed. sometimes i feel like thats a general mom thing to know how to do and then i feel totally lame. those pics of quinn are so cute!!! she is such a beauty. glad kenyon is feeling so good.

Andrea said...

After I saw you canning tomatoes, we decided to give it a try too! We only did one jar so far. But we've been canning peaches and applesauce like CRAZY around here (we're first-timers too!)

Quinn reminds me of Bella. She is ALWAYS pulling on my legs and wants me to carry her or hold her constantly (which doesn't help her at walking - she's the LATEST walker I've ever seen.)