Thursday, September 30, 2010

Apple Picking 2010

One of my friends from when I was in high school and I went apple picking today. She has two little kids just about Islwyn and Amund's age so they get along pretty well. We got 1/2 a bushel of apples! The boys had a lot of fun.

Islwyn found an apple with a giant leaf and twig still attached.
Amund was really into the wagon. He thought he could pull it, but it was a bit too heavy with 1 1/2 bushels of apples in it.
Another apple Islwyn found.

Amund did a great job picking a whole bunch of apples.

And eating them. I think he ate atleast 3 and one on the way home.
Islwyn picking.

Now what to do with all these apples!!?? Share some recipes if anyone has any.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


We drove to Indy today to visit one of my friends from college. We studied abroad together in the Czech Republic. We visited the Indianapolis Museum of Art -- we went to the out door exhibit. I also took the opportunity to get some pictures of the boys and me in our new fall clothes. I made all three outfits from patterns that Jonathan's Grandma gave me over the summer. Thank you!!!!

Islwyn made a new friend. He really latched onto Cindy and did not want to leave!
The boys playing on the giant skeleton.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

School Days

Amund and I sent the big boys off to school last week. Jonathan has been really busy with all of his classes, fieldwork, and his job at the library. Islwyn started pre-school last Wednesday. He really likes it and was excited to be the first student in the class to bring show and tell. Amund and I walk Islwyn to school every day. This is a picture of the boys on our walk the first day of school.

I also had to take a picture of Islwyn in front of the school building. If look really closely behind him you can see the cornerstone--it says "Peace Lutheran 1949."
We couldn't be happier with his pre-school. We love the teachers and the director. They only do pre-school and pre-kindergarten there. It is only in the mornings from 9-11:30. There are 11 kids in his class and they are all from our neighborhood and from all different backgrounds. The main focus of the pre-school is on Jesus and they have chapel once a week with the pastor. I hear a lot of different languages spoken by the parents (mostly English, Spanish, and Burmese). And we love our morning walks to and from school. We have been able to really enjoy the late summer/fall weather so far. Amund and I have been enjoying spending time together. I think Amund really likes having all the toys to himself for a little while!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


We spent the weekend with my sister and her family. The boys were super into playing with their four cousins (also all boys!)

We got to go enjoy a local lake. Amund had lots of fun throwing rocks into the water.

Islwyn did lots of exploring in the woods on our hike.

And with his cousins.
Swinging from the tree in the front yard.

Amund loved the pinwheels in the front yard.

After a long day with 6 little boys, the adults got to enjoy a wonderful meal at the restaurant where my brother - in - law is executive chef.