Monday, July 26, 2010

We've been as busy as beavers!!!!!

The making of the raspberry jam!!!! My dd has been pestering me for quite some time now to make some raspberry jam, it's her favorite. So last week we went out to our favorite farm stand and bought our berries and everything else we would need for this endeavor. And we had such a blast making jam. She loved it.
If you are anywhere near fresh berries I highly recommend this activity, especially if you have little ones at home! It's a really fun experience you can do together, not to mention the fact that when it's freezing outside this winter, you can go to your freezer and pull out some "summer in a jar". That's our name for it anyway :).
The picture above is dd in Florence (no, not Florence, Italy...I wish!) but Florence Oregon. Dh had the brilliant idea yesterday to go to the coast since it was going to be so hot here. It was perfect at the coast and we had so much fun walking around Old Town, buying peanut brittle and ice cream cones. Then we went to dinner at this funky diner-type place that dd absolutely loved! They had cars inside the restaurant (real cars!) that you could eat in and she got her dinner in a paper car. See it above? The honey was from a farm stand that we stopped at on the way home that had all kinds of goodies but we were mostly interested in the fresh honey that they harvest right there on their farm. We even got to see some bees...
all in all, a perfect day.
Hope you all enjoyed your summer weekend as much as we did!


Janet Bernasconi said...

Oh what fun! I will have to try making jam with my kids. I think that is a great way to keep them And I love the car with honey. Sounds like you had a great time. Great post. :-)

Janet's Creative Pillows

Jamie said...

Look at you!!!! I bet you guys had a blast!! I would not know where to start when it comes to canning things. My Grandma used to can everything from their garden and it was so nice bringing the jars home. I am sure you created som lovely memories for you both. Thank you so much for your kind words and support during my flaky time:) I appreciate it so. Love, Jamie

krys kirkpatrick said...

I have not made jam in years. But mmmmm that looks yummy, raspberry is my favorite.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

What a wonderful activity for the kids to help with! My Mom makes homemade jelly and I always want to try... might be something I can get the kids to do because they are getting bored with summer now and I keep hearing Mom I am bored... Mom he is touching me.... Mom mom mom... lol!!

Your daughter is such a little SWEETIE!! Such a beautiful girl.