Sunday, August 22, 2010

Salsa and Splashing

Our massive tomatoes plants have produced an amazing amount of crop this year - and there is still a ton to come.  Last Sunday, Scott canned the first 20 jars of his salsa...I remember the first year that we canned it, and we had no idea what we were doing.  Now, he has a process in place, and I stay out of the way.  It really works best for everyone!  This year's salsa has a little more heat to it, but it still tastes fantastic.

Ava and I were finishing up lunch last Sunday when he was starting to chop up the veggies.  She was NOT happy with the food processor, and finished the rest of her lunch with her hands over her ears.  It was best for all when we left the kitchen!

Examining a piece of cheese...looking bored.

Still bored...eating the piece of cheese.

And then the noise started - and she didn't eat any more.

A few random pics from the week:

All three dogs watching Ava and Scott look for the bunny in the front yard.

Posing for the camera

Hm, she didn't take her nap yesterday...and I came into chaos in her room.
The bed should be against the wall you can't see in this pic.

Yesterday, we went to the SSP Splash Pool.  We had been talking about it all summer, but just never seemed to make time for it.  Since it closes for the season today, we HAD to do it this weekend.  Ava's still not a fan of getting her face wet, and it took her a little bit to warm up to being in the water (she must get that from me), but once she found some friends at the pool, she became more adventurous. 

The hardest thing that I had to do was send her down the waterslide on her own.  Scott was at the bottom to catch her, but I was terrified to let her go down on her own.  But she did, and she loved it!  I guess this is where I start learning to let my little girl do new things, even if I don't think she's ready for it.  Deep breath in, deep breath out.  Ahhhh....

It's going to be a beautiful day - the sun is shining, the sky is bright blue, and well, we don't have to go to work!  Enjoy the Sunday!

1 comment:

Jean said...

How fun! It looks like the pool in Richfield,MN. We went to that one when we were in the cities and the boys absolutely loved it. I did too actually :-) I even talked both Ryan and Owen into going down the big twisty adult water slide. SOOOO FUN!! The little kid slides were super fun too and I enjoyed it just as much as they did. LOL! Glad you guys were able to make it before it closes for the season.