Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sauce-A-palooza 2015

Back in July (I think) we decided to do a little tomato canning! It is a lot of work and cost, but worth it. 
Michelle starting us out by putting sugar and salt into the jars.  I couldn't find a lot of regular mouth lids so I had to get some wide mouth. Note to self-we prefer regular mouth so order online ahead of time. 
If you know Karen, then you know she does NOT like tomatoes at ALL. She was nice enough to come hang out with the kids for a bit though!
I helped mom wash, cut and squeeze the tomatoes. 
Vannah White pose. 

Max helped David grind up the tomatoes into juice/sauce. 

Look how tiny Coco was! 
We got 2 boxes of tomatoes. I believe they were 25lb boxes. Next time we need at least 3 boxes so 75lbs. They were $1/LB. We got them at a farmers market place close to where Karen lives. 50lbs only yeiled about 22 jars and we had some casualties in boiling them tight. We did make great use of the 2nd basement kitchen! Pin It

Monday, October 12, 2015

NY Trip May 2015

Back at the end of April/beginning of May we took a trip to NY to visit family and friends. 
Colette was 10 months old and did okay on her first plane trip. Max did excellent. 
First stop was to visit great grandma! 
We went to the childrens museum with our former neighbor and friends. She recently moved back to NY AND had her 2nd baby boy! Man, I should have blogged about this all a lot sooner.

We visited with cousins
Ate the best food ever! 
Went to the best store ever... WEGMANS (numerous times).
Played at playgrounds.

My brother joined our crew and we went to dinner one night with dad and grandma. 
Went to lake ontario! 
More great grandma visits and playing in her big backyard. 

My pictures are out of order, but we had fun at the airport back playing at the little play area in Rochester.
Sweet cousins and family. 
We went to my high school friend, Kristin's house where she has 5 kids so we fit right in! 
So glad we all got to get together. 
Coco had a blast and also has no hair. So funny. 
The yard sizes are so big up there. So funny story. Max saw a play set in the neighbors yard (Kristin has one, too) and he thought we were at a playground because the yards are so big, but I had to explain that each family might have their own.
Best group photo we got. Pretty good I'd say. 
We went back to the old hood and got to visit with Jen, Amanda, Sandie and crew.  Michael is now a big brother so we'll have to get a bigger wagon next time.

Amanda has also had her sweet baby girl Sarah and I wish we could all take a new photo with our babies soon!
Lots of years of playing in their backyard and then watching our kids run and play!
We went to a surprise 80th birthday party for my Aunt Janet. 
More cousin time with Cole (who lives in NC). 
My Aunt and all her kids, grand kids and great grand children! 
Sisters... 3 of the 5. 
My grandma and all her grand kiddos and great grand kids. 
Grandpa and the kids. 
The sleeping area where the littles were papoosed. 
Proof David was on the trip. He was such a big help as usual so I could enjoy my friends and family. He is the best!
Impromptu photo shoot after the party. 

So much love and such a great trip. A little late, but didn't want to forget to post. 
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