My baby is growing up fast (good thing we’ll soon have a littler one!). He spent 1 1/2-2 hours this evening playing by himself with these toys. Esther and I were working in the kitchen, and could hear him making up stories and carrying on conversations as he played. So special!
[…] January 28, Saturday. This morning, I took Esther to Jasmin’s birthday party. They had breakfast (everyone brought something), and then played games for the rest of the morning. It was lovely to have a morning off! I think I’ve been needing that. I love our boys, and don’t mind spending every day with them–but once in a while it’s just nice to relax and not have to worry about them! Gayle took the boys to a neighbor’s house to pick apricots. She has a huge tree, and she got all she wanted off it, then told us we could pick the rest. They got four huge boxes full–probably about two bushels. Now, what do I do with two bushels of apricots! I went to Cheviot and got some pectin, and made a batch of jam. Last year I learned how to make plum jam; this year apricot. I also made two apricot crisps. Gayle suggested canning a bunch in pint jars for his lunches; they’ll fit nicely in his lunch box. Need to get some sugar tomorrow! I’m thankful they aren’t dead ripe yet; we can wait till Monday. […]