Memorial Day wore this baby out!
First time in the big boy swing!
James and I picked peaches off of a neighbor's tree (with their permission, of course!) one Sunday afternoon. We had close to 65 lbs of peaches! I had no idea what to do with them all, but James did. He wanted to dry as many as we could. So we washed, cut, soaked, and placed them on the trays. Believe it or not, we ran out of trays. We had 11 trays full of peaches, and James would eat them just as fast as they could dry. :) We managed to save a few bags worth for the freezer. With the extra peaches that we didn't dry, we covered in honey and put them in the freezer. It will be so worth the work when we can have fresh peaches in the winter!
|Hard at work.|
|Trevin couldn't just sit back and watch, he wanted some peaches!|
|The finished product! |
Note the few missing already!
I laid Trevin down for a nap at my parent's house not too long ago, and I was surprised by how much he can roll. I put him on a blanket on their floor in the middle of the room. He always fusses before he goes down, and about 3 minutes after I laid him down, he started crying harder than he was before. I went in and checked on him and he was up against the wall! This was over 6 feet away from where I laid him! What a stinker! :)
Here's what is new:
--He is fake coughing, or at least it sounds fake and dramatic. It is hysterical.
--He has learned to make motor noises with his mouth, and he loves to do it when he's eating food. It usually ends up spraying all over Mom and the highchair.
--He moans when he eats, yes, it is that good!
--He likes to hear himself, too. He yells. Not because he's upset, or needing something, he just likes to yell. It's great!
--He also has started staring at his hands, like he's just realizing that they are his. He holds them up to his face and stares in amazement! It's cute.
--He chews on his toes.
--He's learned that he can shake his head back and forth, as if saying no. He'll do it for up to 10 seconds at a time, just shaking as fast as he can back and forth. :)
This little man is revealing his personality each and every day. I think we're still working on teeth, although, nothing has poked through yet. Just fussy, drooling, and chewing!
Trevin is starting the first stages of crawling. He is able to push up on his knees. Sometimes he can actually scoot a little bit, but most of the time he just flops back down. Once he figures out his arms, there will be no turning back. I'm SO NOT ready for a mobile baby. The house is not baby-proof at all. Yikes. Well, the pac-n-play will be very useful in the time to come! :) Trevin turns 5 months this week. It makes me want to cry. 4 months still sounds like a little baby, but 5 months... Oh man.
This last week Trevin has woke up in the middle of the night every night, sometimes more than once. I really can't complain, but we were so spoiled for such a long time! C'mon Trev! Give us a full night! We miss it! :)
We took our first ride in the combine tonight and Trevin cried. I hope James doesn't think that is a sign... It's such a great feeling seeing the first crop being harvested. It brings a sense of excitement, relief and stress. This is my first harvest as mom, and my second as wife. I'm asking God to give me strength through this season, but more importantly we're thanking Him for his provisions. What a gracious God we serve!
|And this is what it's like in real life...|
I'm sure James will be impressed that I'm sharing this.
Love my family, even if we're a little crazy! :)
Living the dream, growing on the farm...