Monday, October 28, 2013

First Half of September

Joseph built his Lego airplane all by himself.

Sauerkraut was done!

Unloading the crock of kraut.

Ready for sampling.
Anthony got his first baseball glove!

Yes, he's a lefty.

We saw Bishop Conley at the WSU Newman Center one Sunday.

We had brunch after the Mass with friends.

A good time was had by all.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Garden in August

In early August, we had a sauerkraut-making day:
Tons of shredded cabbage...

...go into the crock for fermentation.

I slogged through mud in early August to pick the cantaloupe and watermelon.  The watermelon got washed off before this picture:
A full load.

These made our dining room table and chairs look small.

Watermelon Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Another big load three days later:
The cantaloupe were hit-and-miss this year, some really good, some really bad.

Only two days later:
Getting ridiculous!

The watermelon that got cut right out of the garden.

Okay, so this was posed.   :)

This was not.

The older three were enjoying their watermelon...

...while the younger two...

... just made faces for the camera.

Some of that watermelon made it into the house.

Beet jelly that I made in the middle of August.

And finally, pickled okra at the end of August.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

All Through August

Lots of lost teeth.

The kids took swimming lessons in the first half of August.

It was Anthony's first time!  Big boy!

Anthony at breakfast.

Hanging out with chickens.

Wearing Daddy's hat and hugging a chicken, what more could a 3 year old ask for?

A treat in the backyard.

See my ice cream cone?

Fun with friends on the last day of August.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Still More Exploration Place

At Exploration Place, there is a large room with a lot of hands-on aviation exhibits.  What a fun area!

Dominic got to practice flying a plane.

Anthony and Evelyn at the controls.  Double trouble!

Anthony tried to climb on this one.

Had to use the whole body to fly this old-time plane!

There was a lot of crashing going on.

Catherine practiced flying a small one.

Girls took over the plane.

Then off to the Kansas room we went.
Look at my hand!

Art time.

Water play.

Catherine figuring it out.

The Arkansas River was very full.

In the tornado simulator.

Not quite sure how many kids are in there.

The girls surrounding an artificially created tornado.

Next we went into a room with a miniature Kansas town with all sorts of landmarks from our state.  There were many areas which had moving parts activated by the push of a button.  There was also a train that ran around the entire thing.
Could have looked at it more, but it was the end of our visit, and the littles were not enthused.

A final goodbye from T-Rex.