Tuesday, August 31, 2010
So I need to blog about this so that we dont forget it. On Saturday the 21st, we had a Jacobson Family Rafting trip down in Hagerman. We werent going to take Logan down in the raft, but after everyone got back from the first trip down I thought, why not. So I will tell you why we shouldnt have. He was terrified the entire time. Matthew and I thought that he would have handled it a lot better than he did. This kid loves water, but apparently not rafting (yet). It took about an hour to float from start to finish and the entire hour he cried "OH NO", "OH NO", OH NO"! while he clung to my leg. Talk about a long hour. Oh my gosh, I think that we will be taking him rafting again when he is 16. However, he did good considering he isnt quite 2 yet. I am sure we will try again in a couple years. But I guess it is good to know that water like that scares him a little right now. The poor kid and the things his parents put him through. HEHEHE!
So we were close to come cool sites while we were camping and while a few of the guys were fishing Flint took the rest of us to see the sites.
There was another ghost town that we drove through called Custer but I didnt get any pictures. We also drove up a mountain part way, so that we could look across at a working mine. It is just amazing how much history is around us that we dont even know about. I always want to go see all these big National Historical Sites, but it is amazing how many different historical sites are around Idaho and even close to home that I have never seen. I guess the lesson for me is that there is history all around me and all I need to do is open my eyes. It was just pretty cool to see.
|One of the buildings in the Bonanza City Ghost town.|
|It was cool to read where everyone was from and how they died.|
|The fences were around all the known graves.|
|One of a few head stones that actually had a name. There definitely werent as many head stones as people that they had said had died. But it was fun to walk around a look.|
|The company that used this it says were able to recover over $1,200,000 in gold over about 6,000,000 cubic yards of gravel. And it was purchased in 1939 and shut down in 1952.|
|This is a pretty amazing machine. It is amazing how people can even come up with things like this.|
Seeing as how we didnt do a Jacobson camping trip last year, this was Logans first official camping trip. Matt and I had been looking forward to it ever since we talked about having one, and Logan I dont think really understood when we told him that we were going camping. We were pretty sure that he was going to have a blast, seeing as how he could live outside everyday of his life and be okay. This was going to be an awesome experience. All Jacobson activities are fun so there was no doubt that we were all going to have a good time.
|This was everyone hanging out after getting camp all set up. The red thing was water, which was way nice to have water right in our camp. And the wall tent was our kitchen. It was a really nice set up.|
|This was our tent that we slept in. I was hoping to get a picture of all of us laying on the bed, but it didnt happen. |
|Sittin around the fire on the chilly mornings.|
|Slavin away in the kitchen.|
|Logan wouldnt just sit still and warm up by the fire, he just wanted to be down and running around. His little hands and nose were freezing and he didnt care.|
|We had to take four-wheelers, so that we could enjoy the beautiful|
|My two wonderful boys. I sure LOVE 'em.|
|Our First Family Camping Picture|
Logans First Camping Experiences:
- The first night was kind of a weird one for him. It was different for him to be sleeping in a tent and we had a slight breeze that kept blowing the tent and I think it kind of freaked him out a little. He just wouldnt go to sleep and he was overly tired, seeing as how he only got like a 30 min nap on the way up. I couldnt get him to calm down, even by laying by him, and he kept screaming "DADDY", so I got Matthew to come lay down by us and he still wouldnt stop screaming. So I know that he loves to say his prayers at night and get all exciting. So I said Logan lets say your prayers and he folded his arms and calmed down, so we said a little prayer and the minute I was done he started screaming again. So I had Matthew say a prayer for us (a really long prayer) and he finally allowed himself to fall asleep. Thank goodness for PRAYERS :)!
- I didnt get a picture of this but Lisa did, so I am going to have to get it from her. Anyway the entire time we were there Logan had a piece of licorice in his hand. I mean pretty much about every minute of everyday. He LOVED it and I figured that we were camping so I didnt care. One morning he couldnt get the lid off because someone had put it on too tight (shame on whoever did it), so he came walking out of the kitchen tent with the big tub of licorice. It was pretty cute.
- He wouldnt sit still, even in the mornings when it was cold. He just wanted to run and enjoy being outside. Although he fell quite a bit and all I thought I heard the entire time was him crying. He enjoyed it. I know that he would have loved to have stayed there forever. I sure have a Nature kid.
- Matthew took him down to the water that was across the road and down a little slope. He kept throwing rocks in the water and when it was time to go he said BYE-BYE to the water. What a cute kid.
- Poor Grandpa took him on a little four-wheeler ride, and at some point on the ride he fell asleep. All I can say is he is a pretty heavy kid when you have to hold all his dead weight.
Monday, August 23, 2010
I am starting to hate this thing. But it sure is nice to have my
food storage starting to fill back up.
Potatoes: They turned out pretty good I think.
Almost all of the jars for us to enjoy this up coming year.
The 12 Quarts I canned for my mom.
She better appreciate all our hard work,
which I am sure she does. Love ya mom!
So I guess that I had better change my attitude soon, because canning has just started around here. I have tons left to do. Next will be 3 (22lb) boxes of peaches and 5 (22lb) boxes of pears. I am doing one box of each for my mom and for my dad and Cyndi and then the rest for us. Then hopefully we will get some tomatoes soonish so that I can can pizza sauce and tomatoes. Then I have carrots to pressure can (should be my last thing) and then I am going to freeze some of our corn. And hopefully I dont get talked into canning anything else this year, but you never know. So heres to hoping that my attitude changes soon, because it is going to be a long road ahead if I dont :)!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
So I get the Parenting magazine at my house for free, or at least they keep saying finally notice, but i keep getting it. I havent subscribe to it so I just open it and read it. This months issue had this interesting little article called The Name Game. It tells some of the baby-naming customs from around the world and I thought that it was interesting. So I thought that I would share it.
You need government approval before naming a child, and officials can veto monikers that dont clearly indicate the baby's sex (like Riley) or that could possibly subject the child to teasing or harm.
Many leave the naming decision up to their priest. Although parents can suggest ideas, the priest gets the final say at a ceremony eight days after the birth.
Among the Ibo people, baby-naming is a group activity; At a feast, the father, mother and grandmother all take turns suggesting names. Guests contribute too; and afterward, the household debates the options.
As newborns, babies are given a name that describes their appearance. They have to wait 40 more days for their "adult" name, which is chosen by their parents.
Traditionally, babies have to wait a month until the family hosts a naming ceremony. Instead of using their real name, parents often go with a "milk" name or an undesirable nickname to ward off evil spirits.
Parents dont choose a childs name before shes born, since what the stars say about the birth date is a big influence.
In my words:
The parents have every right to chose the babys name for themselves. The only problem being that one or both parents cant agree because one of them knew or knows of someone who has that name or has used that name. And it just cant be used again. So naming a child can definitely be a difficult task and can take until the baby is born or a few days after.
So glad that we are able to make simple choices like baby-naming for ourselves. I just think it would be weird to have someone else name my child or to have to have a big ceremony to decide on one. Glad that I live in a country where we still enjoy simple freedoms.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
So last Friday, Aug 6th, my mom and I went and picked three 5 gallon buckets of garden beans. We were lucky to find a local farmer who was willing to let us go pick them for free. I was hoping to get some from my garden but after two failed attempts of planting them, they look pretty weak and I am not sure we will even get a single bean from the plants that remain. So we got up and headed out to pick them. It took about maybe an hour to an hour and a half to pick.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
So Logan will officially be 2 on September 10th. I just cant believe how fast the time has gone. He sure is a joy to have around. I love that I am able to stay at home with him. I love all the fun times that we have together. He is just changing so much everyday. As I have gone through some of his pics I cant believe just how much he has changed.
I have loved all the stages that we have gone through. I believe they are all helping me develop patience. I just cant see life without him. He is just so full of life and is truly ALL boy. He is just so active that I dont even come close to having enough energy to keep up with him. He is constantly climbing on things, throwing things, and he loves to wrestle (thanks to Daddy). He is talking up a storm. He can copy pretty much anything you say when he isnt being lazy. Although the words arent 100% clear, I can make out most of them. I have loved these past 23 months and I cant wait for all the months and milestones to come. We have truly been blessed with a wonderful little boy.
We love you Logan!!!!!!
So the other day I got to have a allowance to go to Once Upon a Child and look for some clothes for Ashlee. Seeing as how we have absolutely no clothes for a little girl, I think that I will get lots of trips to go find some good deals. Well last week they had a sale of 15 items for $10 or $1 and item. So I looked through everything and found some great items.