Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Samuel!

It's my sweet little boys birthday! He just turned a "quarter of a century old," as his father announced. Today Samuel was eating an apple and after the first bite and looking at the apple, he made that face that he makes when he questions something in unbelief. He turned the apple and showed it to his sister Charmaine to which she replied, "take a picture." I was actually asleep in the same room and quickly woke up at her words to see what needed picturing. Well, all I can say is, "Samuel Jr. you ARE loved!!!" Happy birthday, 25 is a pretty good number. You are the best son a mother could have.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Canning Apples

It has been weeks since I last blogged and here is one of the reasons why. We have had a wonderful crop this year of apples, plumbs, apricots, citrus and figs. I did take the time to can some apples and they turned out pretty good. I saved the one apple that had a heart shaped bruise on it so I could picture it with the canned apple sauce.
I learned to love doing things like canning from my grandmothers. Pickles and Chow Chow from my Gran Butler, Jelly and fruit from my Grandma Ollerton. I loved learning these skills and I love remembering the times I spent with them.