The Chronicles of Mommyhood

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Fruits of our (berry-Picking) Labor

Blueberry Pie!

Jack-Jack brushing egg yolk on top of the blueberry pie:

Trying to dig out the blueberries:

Dash enjoying the pie:

Jack-Jack with a blueberry face:

First attempt at home canning...Blackberry jam:

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Berry Picking!

Possibly the highlight of our summer to date! The boys had a blast picking blackberries (Jack-Jack's favorite fruit) and blueberries (Dash's favorite fruit) at a berry patch this morning.

I am amazed at how closely Dash's morning followed the plot of Blueberries for Sal minus the bear). Berries were picked, placed in a bucket, then removed and eaten. Mommy's bucket was sabotaged more than once. Tomorrow we will make a blueberry pie and attempt to make and can blackberry jam.

Jack-Jack ate at least his own body weight in blackberries, carefully selecting the blackest, juiciest ones and passing over the red ones. He's a pretty clever 17 month old when it comes to food.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

On Bringing Up Boys

B-Mama posted on Dr. Dobson's book Bringing up Boys over at Building Cathedrals last week.

To be honest, there are moments when I wish I had girls. Like when Mr. Incredible catches frogs and leaves them with me and two very interested toddlers all day. In order not to squelch their masculine curiosity about amphibians and other slimy things that jump, I even recaught them when they hopped away. This was a big sacrifice for this not bug-or-rodent-or-amphibian loving Mommy.

More up Mommy's alley...we went to the library and checked out some books on frogs. That I can handle.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fun in the Sun (and shade when we can get it!)

In with a SPLASH!

Lounging in the pool:

Who needs a sippy?

Official summer uniform: