Sunday, July 24, 2011

odds and ends

OK so now we are getting female blossoms with squashes and cucumbers behind the blossoms. I knew that the male blossoms usually come first but it made a fun blog. I was surprised that a few people didn't know the difference between male and female blossoms. Did you know that if your bees aren't too active that you can insure the squash and cucumbers will develop by pollinating them yourself?

The last couple of days I've been going to Jason and Zak's championship games in baseball. Those boys are GOOD! In Jason's game he was on first and a runner was on third. So Jason acts like he is going to steal second several times, then gets himself "caught" between first and second and the other teams complete attention on him and the runner on third steals home. by the time the other team notices and reacts to the runner stealing home he's in and Jason advances to second. He has connived to get a runner in and had fun doing it.

He is also a great short stop. He dances around and keeps kids from stealing 3rd by trying to tag them out when they try to get back to second. The other team members are good but I'm having fun watching Jason.

Then Zak's game was just as entertaining. He caught a ball in right field with his mitt on the ground when the ball fell in it. And he can also hit that ball when he is batting. It is fun to see how much both boys know about playing baseball. I'm sure Grandpa is sitting on a cloud cheering them on.

So if you can't find me home call David or Erin's Cell phones and see if there is an old Grandma with a floppy hat and a bottle of ice water watching baseball games with them.

Sorry. no pictures. I get too excited to take any even if I do remember to take my cell phone.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Boy Mom and my garden

I've been in Loa so much that Boy Mom did my Garden here. She worked up the soil really deep and pulled out weeds and root clumps and rocks. She bought beautiful plants -summer squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. and the garden looks beautiful--just like her yard. Today I went out to have a closer look. There are blossoms on the squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes etc and, guess what?--they are all male blossoms!! I guess I should have thought of that--Boy Mom, Boy blossoms . :(

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pies and Anniversary Surprise

Happy Anniversary Grandma!!

Amber taught Mike and Hayley how to bake pies from scratch

Mike's First Pie on his own

Hayley and Amber

Professional Pie Makers

Apple and Pumpkin.......Yummy!!

July 4th Pool Party!!

Food Prep with Mike and Hayley shucking the corn

Fried Chicken, baked beans, fruit, salads, chips, and goodies

Hayley, Amber, and Tyler peeking around


Rob, Ben, William, and James

Amber and Rachel

Naomi and Kait playing on the floating bed

Next years attendees ;)

Everyone playing Silence

Fish out of Water!!

Matt, Karen, Symarah, and Ivan stopped by for a little

Jump Rope, James Family style

Amy's Antics

Hayley and Grandma

Josh holding Annie and James

Fireworks in the Rain

Happy 4th of July 2011

The "GRAND" Finale ;)