Sunday, September 30, 2007
So last night after an imprompt call to my sister in law, who was kind enough to take Sam for the evening. I met up with my girlfriends whom I hadn't seen in quite a while. We had an evening of scrappin together. I am sure glad that I ended up being able to attend. And I am also grateful that Sam had a fabulous evening. So much that he slept till 9am. Which I might at is highly unusual, I guess he should be spending more time at the Oly household!
Monday, September 24, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
We managed to get back to Grandma & Papa' house to finish painting. We did the stucco top part a few days before with Karen. So the photos attached are from the new color going on the cedar boards. Now if memory serves me correct when I was young it was a harvest gold color for many years, then late in my teens the blue grey was introduced and now a brick red. Inspired by their trip to Sweden and seening my grandathers birth place and farm. So without further ado....
We find ourselves at the beach as it is a dog and kid friendly place. Everyone runs freely and is just happy doing so. So here is our latest venture down to White Rock. As you can see Sam is getting way to confortable with the sand and taking the term mud bath literally!
Sam & I stopped in on Grandma & Papa to bring them some goods from our garden. We had a pleasent visit and of coarse there are some pictures to share. The first picture is a flower from the Grandma's garden then Sam smelling the flowers and finally a picture of the peaches we brought over from our place.
We managed to go to the beach with Auntie Donna, Kyle, Brandon and a friend Taylor. We had an enjoyable time it was really nice to see Sam interacting with his cousins. The boys are just so good with him taking the time to get down on his level and help him out. We are just lucky that way!
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Okay I wasn't quite baking but I did make a yummy treat! So I tried my hand at making marshmallows. And I have to say they turned out quite nicely. Definely worth putting out for a treat on a bday or for Christmas treat bags. So without futher ado the pictures.
First you toast the coconut. Then you begin to heat the sugar mixture till the correct temp. You add that mixture to the disolved gelatin and mix till light and fluffly. Add to your dish with the toasted coconut and let sit for 24 hours. I think that was the challenging part for Darren.