I've managed to make another batch of strawberry jam using the strawberries from our patch. Now, if I could manage to not kill raspberries, I'd be one happy jam maker! Today I also picked 3 jalapenos off my pepper plant! My cherry tomato plant is loaded with little green tomatoes. I can't wait for them to start ripening!
I scored a killer deal on a train table for Caleb. My aunt was getting rid of hers so I bought it from her. It came with the table, a set of wooden train tracks, a set of plastic train tracks, people, buildings, trees, etc. He is so excited about it. Nash & Sam have even gotten in on the train action too!
Little sister has gotten a little big for her own britches. She thinks she's pretty big stuff lately. She's recently learned how to climb up on my waterbed without any kind of help. Great. I also noticed the other day that she can lift her foot up & put it on the lever on her crib. I don't think I'll be able to contain her in there much longer unless I buy one of those tents that goes over the top!
Nash lost another tooth! He's been bugging me to pull it for a few weeks but I just didn't think it was quite lose enough until last week. He was super tough & let me yank it right out without so much as a whimper! Too bad I can't ever say the same for Sam! Caleb keeps telling me he has a lose tooth too! I think he's a bit excited to get in on the action!
I finally bought some gum paste so I can start putting together some gum paste daisies. Yes, I agreed to do a wedding cake. It's an 8x8 cake with 100 cupcakes. The gum paste daisies are going on top of the cupcakes. I figure if I start making a few each week then I won't have to make 100 the last week of July! Wedding is August 2nd so here's to no more procrastinating on that project!
I saw a recipe online for a watermelon cake the other day. I decided it was really cute & should try to make it. I read through the reviews & ended up making some of the changes. It turned out kinda cute but the chocolate chips inside the cake melted in mine & they weren't melted on the picture. I was sad about that. I think it still turned out cute though.
Last week we were a little more mellow in our activities - I needed to recoup from the fire incident and catch up laundry! This week is going to be crazy busy though! The kids don't have school on Tuesday or Wednesday. Sam is having cousin Sadie sleep over on Monday night & Nash might be having cousin Clayton sleep over on Thursday. We have all the fun 4th of July activities in Hyrum on Wednesday (no, I'm not doing a booth this year) and we might go watch the Logan fireworks with my in laws on Tuesday night.
Yesterday Millville Canyon caught on fire. Apparently it was a result of target shooters. I got a picture on my camera as I drove by last night. I saw on facebook last night a picture that a friend had taken. She snapped a good one once it got dark. I thought it had been pretty much out but apparently I was wrong! I just hope it's under control now!