Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

I don't want to totally ruin the Christmas card because I'm still hoping to get it out eventually, but here are some out takes. Merry Christmas! Love the Washburns. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Go Seminoles!

Some more Merri-Mac action from my little Seminole.

Friday, November 4, 2011

October was for Pumpkins

A few weeks bfore Halloween we had the pleasure of joining several friends at the pumpkin patch. Here are some pictures from the day. (also I tried to spend a while presenting the pictures well since there are so many, but that didn't really work. So just enjoy them as they zig-zag across the screen.  



Friday, October 14, 2011


Puddles has earned another nick name thanks to his new favorite pass time. 

Haley tried to give him lessons.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

September is for Apples

We had the opportunity to go apple picking with some friends at a near by orchard. It was a great day. They hiked up past the labeled trees and found a wonderful secret spot up in the orchard. The trees were covered with delicious apples waiting to be picked. We got several baskets full (and by we I mean they, I think Haley and I only actually picked 2) of the best tasting apples I have ever had. My only regret is that we never found out what kind they were. I guess we'll just have to go back to our secret spot again next year.

Erin is the toughest girl I know. Made even more impressive by the fact that she's a month away from having her second baby. She threw my girl on her shoulders and hiked up a huge hill. I lagged behind huffing and puffing with my boy and my wagon.

Greetings from a friend. They could have done this for hours.

Haley's Eve moment

I love her boots!

Picnic; Made complete by apple doughnuts and apple cider slushies. 

SO, what did I do with a basket full of apples? We ate several just as they are, and then I made some apple sauce. I felt very domestic steaming the apples and pureeing them into apple sauce for Haley and into one of Liam's first foods. And then when I was making the third batch, and waiting for them to be ready, I paused to play with Liam. That's when the smoke detectors started going off. Apparently if you let them steam too long all the sugar drains to the bottom of the pan and caramelizes and then turns into charred blackness that sticks to your favorite pot (that they no longer sell at Wal-Mart :( or Target or anywhere) Then I felt a little less like a domestic goddess. But luckily there was enough for Haley to have some delicious apple sauce the next 2 days. Her asking for more helped renew my confidence and once I find a replacement pot I will be back in the kitchen tackling my next baby food making adventure. Pumpkin anyone?