Sunday, August 26, 2012

Summer Wrap Up

Forgive me readers, for I have not blogged in over a month.

Life got busy, what can I say?

Here's a quick highlight of what we've been up to this past month.

In early August, we had our annual day of fun with Grandma Great and Auntie Jaywalker.  We took a touristy train ride around the Catskills and had a picnic lunch.


A week after our meet up, because in early July we were told that the repairs to Dr. Mad Scientist's 1996 Mazda Protege were going to cost more than the car was worth, we bit the bullet and bought a new car.  So much for the debt-free life.


But it's a nice non-mini van ride--a Mazda CX-9.  She seats seven and has decent hauling room.  We hope to have this car for a long, long time.  I told Chunky he'll probably learn to drive with this car.  Yikes.

My Pot Garden is winding down it's summer "crops."

I got an extra bonus this year--a volunteer tomato plant from the use of composted soil.


Do you like my tacky "tomato cage?" 

My potted pumpkin also did a decent job.  The poor thing got powdery by the time I realized it, it was too late.  But that's OK.  I learned a lot about pumpkin germination and signs of powdery mildew--I can't wait until next spring!

Before my vine died though I did get one small pumpkin.


But now summer is coming to an end...

As evidenced by our yearly outing to the apple orchard last weekend.


And soon there will be no more evening walks to the park.


Replaced instead by Chunky's football practice.


And on Monday, these two monkeys go back to "school."


Baby Sister's been lucky to have delayed having to go to daycare until she's five months old.

Five months old already!  Time flies (and no blogging gets done) when you're having fun!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

And another summer comes to an end!
Looks to me though you all had a good time!

Love, Mom

11:18 AM  
Blogger Discoknits said...

So you went to work just as Dr MS started summer hols? Nice timing :0) Apple picking already? I'm hoping we can do that in MI. One week left to go.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

What is it about babies and new cars? We had to buy a new car the same week Piper was born because the repairs to Andrew's sedan were going to cost more than the car was worth as well.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

I love my suv. I am so not a mini van person. My Rodeo lasted 18 years. I miss it but I like the car we have now (I better, it has to last a while, too).

9:17 AM  
Blogger prairiegirl said...

I can believe the baby is five months old already!!! Seems like you just had her! As always your kiddos are adorable!

11:49 AM  
Blogger janna said...

When you think about car lifespans, it's really not all that long until Chunky drives!

I hope Baby Sister's enjoying day care!

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

You've been busy having fun!

8:30 AM  
Blogger Crafty Christina said...

What a summer you had! Looks like you've been busy. We went apple pickint too, but it was hot. Went to Hillview farms, since its close. Hopefully, as it cools down, apple pies will be in our future.

8:30 PM  

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