Friday, July 31, 2009

Growing up

Clay fun
Originally uploaded by jessicafm
Oh David, what a fun boy he is. He's headstrong, intelligent, energetic and fun. We are so lucky to have him as our son! And you know I tell him that, right?

Yesterday Mom was sick so I took care of him for the afternoon. We went to Old McDonalds at his request. He wanted french fries and to play on their structure. Okay, what the heck? Mom would have taken him there had she been well, so fine. Afterwards we walked to Studio 4 Art, another place that David enjoys going with Mom. I'd never had a chance to go there. What a fun time! Kevin, one of the instructors there, recognized Davey immediately and greeted him with a high 5 and a big welcome. He brought over some things Davey had made on previous visits which were fired and ready to take home. Then he set us up with some clay, a rolling pin and lots of interesting things to make textures. Fun, fun, fun! He got to make things, paint and them with glaze.

Fun with clay

When there was still a little time left, he let Davey play with the potter's wheel. He was thrilled!

Clay fun

Last night, as we were settling down for him to go to bed, we had read some stories and were listening to music. Davey shushed me while listening to Christopher Parkening's guitar rendition of Ravel: Ma Mère L'Oye - Empress Of The Pagaodas. He sat on my lap, quietly listening to it to the end. I was fascinated watching his face as he took it in and was obviously just enjoying it. I wondered what he was thinking. At the end he simply said, "Aw, that was nice."

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I win!

I win!
Originally uploaded by jessicafm
Here Davey enjoys his standard post-dinner El Encanto run-around.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Check out that shiner!

Check out that shiner!, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

On Sunday evening, Davey was running around the back yard, enjoying the cooler temperatures and a visit from Papa Freiberg, Grandma Linda and Uncle Gregg. He got so excited he ran, face first, in to the end of the handle of the wheel barrow. OW!!

Thus... his first shiner.

He wouldn't let me keep a cold pack on his eye so I gave him a dose of Motrin and a dose of Tylenol in hopes of keeping down the swelling and the pain.

He bounced back quickly though. What a boy.

Blackberry cobbler!

Blackberry cobbler!, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

The blackberries are in, ripe and plentiful at Bonnie's house! Bonnie, Davey and I picked a quart or so of blackberries very quickly yesterday morning, which I quickly turned in to a cobber. Delish!

Here's the recipe.

Picking blackberries

Live music summer on the river style

Having a GREAT time

Friday, July 3, 2009

Peaches are ripe in our tree!!

Peaches are ripe in our tree!!, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

And another season of Davey's favorite fruit is upon us. Joy of joys! Planting this frost peach tree was one of the best things we did to this house.