Hello hello. This weekend was kind of a relief. For the first time probably since we moved here, we didn’t have anything on the schedule. It was glorious. We ran out to the farms yesterday to feed everyone’s dogs because they were all gone, and the kids got to run around in the country. We also got to pick some fresh sweet corn which has been fabulous.
We had our corn with some roasted Brussels sprouts and steak. And a glass of cherry wine from Galena for me. I tried a method of cooking the corn that my friend Brook posted on Facebook. You just put the whole ear of corn in the microwave for 4 minutes- without taking the husks off. Then carefully (will be very hot) cut the bottom off and slide the ear of corn out, and it will be cooked and free of the silk.
We got a lot of playing done this weekend, but (I) also got a lot of cleaning and laundry done. I’m getting closer to getting this house in order. Still need a lot of décor and stuff on the wall, but that will come.
Both kids are growing so fast, but little Jenna is really changing. She is talking so much better than Tyler was at this age, and we’re noticing other milestones creeping up.
She’s really into using utensils:
And she’s interested in the potty:
She doesn’t do anything on it, but she will tell us when she needs a new diaper. That’s more than Tyler is doing right now. He’s not quite catching on, but we are still trying.
Last week was pretty fun for us, my best friend and her family were in town for the whole week. She lives in Chicago, which is now much further from where we live. Manchester wasn’t a bad drive, less than 4 hours, but now it’s a bit of a haul. They got plenty of family time in and still had some time to hang out with us. They rented a pontoon on Saturday on West Lake Okoboji since the craziness of Ragbrai was moving in the next day. Unfortunately it was a little windy and cloudy, but we made the best out of it. Then we went out to eat in Spencer and hung out for awhile. They also got came over for some play time with Baby Alex, who is getting so big. When you are around your kids all the time, it’s harder to see the changes but when you don’t get to see the babies often, man they grow fast.
I will leave you with some pictures of our fun times with our friends. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, as it’s slipping away fast!