We went on a walk to drop off some stuff to a Sister in our ward who just had a baby. On our way back home, J took us to one of the playfields by our house, and we walked around for while, and took some selfies.
We've recently been told that you can get certain things at the dollar store for cheaper than other places, even if you end up having to buy more of them to get the same amount. Today, we went to a bunch of stores to do some price comparison. This was one of the things we were price comparing.
It isn't often that we go to the nature park, it's a bit of a bike ride away, but J loves it whenever we go. They have cool toys like this bouncy bulldozer and a sweet scoop around the other side We happened to have a lot of time this morning, so we decided to go.
There was a kid oriented family carnival at the park today. I was hoping for more kid-friendly activities, but J loved that they turned the tennis court into somewhere full of balls of all sizes, including some of these gigantic ones.
We got a bushel of peaches at the store. I had been hoping to be able to can them Monday, when I would have a bit more time, but they were super ripe, and needed to be done tonight. So, starting at 9pm, we started the peaches.
I've seen this idea of making some fun paint and glitter covered pine cones, and been wanting to try it for a while. We finally came upon some paint, and had some time to try it. They turned out really well, and I'm excited to use them. Some of them will just sit out in a bowl, and some will go with a garland around our kitchen entryway. I'm excited to see how they turn out :)
Growing up, my parents enjoyed telling me multiple times about going on vacation and hiding from them for a long time (long enough for them to be genuinely worried) in the middle of a clothing rack. When we went to DI today, J enjoyed trying to hide from me in the same manner. It made me smile
I've been craving chocolate for the last week or so, so yesterday we bought the stuff to make this. Man, is it yummy, and just the right amount of chocolate in it to satisfy a chocolate craving. It made a whole 9x13 pan so I'll be able to eat on this for the next week to come. I'm pretty excited. :)
at the CIT barbeque yesterday, we got some cupons for free frozen custard. We went tonight to get some, and then spent afterword playing at the park. We all had a lot of fun, and J enjoyed having dad along for a change.
the CIT department had a barbeque tonight. Happy for J, some of our good friends also work in the CIT department at the school. J had fun running through the water and going on the carousel, just generally spending some time outside. It was a lot of fun.
J's best friend, K, moved today. His parents needed a little more time to do some last minute cleaning and packing with less help, so he came to play for a while. They had a blast. I know that J didn't understand what was going on, but I was a bit teary-eyed when we said final goodbyes. They were some of my only friends in the ward, and it's sad to see them go.