Thursday, July 26, 2007

Last Wednesday was the big Salsbery family corn day. Yes you heard correctly....corn day. We shuck, cook, and bag corn for the next year. The boys sit in the back of an old truck and shuck and the girls sit at a picnic table and cut and bag as fast as our little fingers will let us. I love corn on the cob but after corn day...well...lets just say I get my fill all in one day. We cook the corn in a big pot on the grill. This year the boys shucked over 600 ears and we bagged I think close to 150 bags of corn.....should feed 4 little families for the next year (and the bags had to be a bit bigger this year because families keep growing!). However I could never complain because it is great to be stocked up for the year. Being Aiden's first year to be at corn day we let him take it pretty easy but the the guys did manage to get him in the truck with them. I guess they're breaking him in early. Its crazy for me to think this was already my fourth year!

In late August mom and I will have our annual raspberry picking day and I'll freeze those. And then in September/October I'll pick apples and freeze apple pie mixes (I just made one for Kreg yesterday). So let the freezing begin!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Last weekend we were up at Kreg's parents for a baby shower for his cousin. While we were there Aiden went swimming with his cousin Jack. Jack is almost 6 months older so it's fun to watch him and see where Aiden will be in only a few weeks. Aren't these pictures precious! Notice how Aiden's facial expression never changes...he just takes it all in stride. Cracks me up!
The last picture is Grandma Salsbery with her two boys.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Brown County Getaway

My parents took us to Brown County earlier this week for Kreg and my birthday's. It was a nice little getaway. Mom and I tried to shop between Aiden's nap and feeding schedule which definitely made shopping more of a challenge. And while we tried to shop dad and Kreg played golf. In the evenings we had a little Euchre tournament but we don't really need to expound much more on that (Kreg and I only won one game).

Aiden did well sleeping in a different place but he has a new thing...we call him our little humming bird. Instead of an out right cry he likes to hum almost continuously when he wants something or is unhappy. He especially enjoys humming when we're trying to eat. No matter how fast or slow I try and feed him...he hums. Has anyone else had a humming baby? Is this typical? We want to encourage him to talk and make noise but we're not so sure about the humming. But I guess I should count my least its not a screaming cry.

And speaking of a screaming cry he threw his first big tantrum last night when I took an envelope away from him. Kreg was opening some mail and Aiden wanted I gave into the "humming" and gave him an envelope (little did I know this would be a problem). When the envelope got soggy, for his own good, I took it away from him and oh my goodness he did not like that. It was hard not to laugh during his little show. He recovered when he realized he wasn't getting it back but it sure did look like a very traumatic experience! Next time I'll try and take a picture :)