Friday, October 11, 2013

First Day Of School!

Kindergarten!  The first two are in school :-0.  The twins have been attending for the past six weeks!  Thought I would be excited the first day.... I was!  No tears on either end - mine or theirs!  
The added joy to this significant event is that Uncle Brooke was here to share it!!  He was in Detroit for work.  He spent a couple of nights with us enjoying the end of summer.  He fixed bikes- Liam's, Kate's, even the neighbor boys. He also helped them learn to ride, witnessing Liam's first successful go at riding with NO training wheels and Kate's first time riding a two wheel bike with training wheels!  All the kids were impressed with the tools he carried in the back of his truck.
We made the end of the day super special by baking my Aunt Loise's giant sugar cookies from scratch.  I have fond memories of enjoying her sugar cookies she sent to us in empty brad bags.  " they are as big as our heads" the kids exclaimed.  

The kids even got to ride the bus!  Well, they took a bus ride anyway, not on the first day of school but 5 days before!  Compliments of a friend who drives a school bus for a living, how cool is that?!!

Bring On The Bread!

Bring on the zucchini bread!!!

 One of the reasons I love to garden is the fresh vegetables and herbs available to us ALL summer.  Our garden was great this year, the abundant rained helped us out!
We had okra, greens, tomatoes, green beans, snap peas, radishes, & my fave- zucchini.

I love to make zucchini bread.  It is a pastime my mom and I would do together, bake!  That must be why I love to bake so much, that and I love to eat it ;)

It is SO EASY TO MAKE.  It is also an easy way to put a smile on someone's face.  I have given out lots of z bread this summer.  My sis and her family all love it!  Even her hubby who does not usually like baked goods and dessert!!
Enjoy your summer bounty, pumpkin bread is next!

Summers firsts

Well summer is officially over :(.
It is time to reminisce, we had so many FIRSTS this year that we ahve to share with you.
First time fishing with Grandpa Garrett and EVERYONE CAUGHT THEIR FIRST FISH!

First time golfing

First time attending a tigers baseball game

First time attending an airshow

First time kayaking

It was a FUN summer, we are sad to see it go but are looking forward to fall!