Here are some pics of Mera at the air show.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Many of the apples hung low enough for the boys to reach. So they could fill their own baskets w/their choice of apples.
Allyson was extremely picky about the apples that went into HER basket...there could be no bad spots, bruises or holes in the apple.
Then I got to use the apple picker to reach the high ones that looked so nice, big and juicy way up there.What was so fun about picking apples was the lady that owned Honey Creek Acres said we could stop along the way and eat as many apples as we wanted. So, needless to say, we taste tested quite a few. :) Here we are on one of our breaks. They also make and sell honey here...so we got to see a working bee hive. They only charge $1.50 per lb. for apples...so that's not bad...and we picked 14 lbs. of apples!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Travis kept me nervous while he hung over the side of the boat making waves w/his hand and splashing his face.
Allyson stayed busy telling Papa which way to go. She also begged us to throw her in so we would see how good she could swim...we didn't though. Kaleb kept his eye out for Captian Hook and his pirates who were closing in on us. :)
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Allyson put on her thinking cap and read some of her favorites...Curious George, Bob the Builder and Berenstain Bears. I'm reading about one of my choice topics...the Civil War and John Grisham's new book. If you look carefully, you can see the top of Travis' head above Allyson's hat.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
It took Travis a while to assure himself in the water; however, once he did there was no stopping him. He was out floating on his stomach, calling, "Look, Mama!" before we left. Allyson practiced her swimming techniques...and Kaleb never stopped running and splashing in and out of the water.
Recognize this float, Katie and Eric. You should Eric...I think you were the one who blew it up and then deflated it so Allyson could take it home w/her on the plane. They played w/Bruce, that's what Kaleb named the shark, til sunset.
We had alot of fun! Travis really took to the water here better then the water park...I think because it was so much calmer. I'm sure we will go again before the summer is out and bring a picnic next time. On the drive out of the park a family of deer leaped across the road...and then stared at us from the edge of the woods as we drove slowly by.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Travis treated us to a peach smoothie and a mocha frappie from his birthday money that he received from Bestefar. Delicious! So, here we are outside The Chocolate Haus drinking our cool refreshing drinks...building our pedaling energy back up...as you can see, our bikes are behind us. Then we biked an extra mile further to play at the Amana school playground. Needless to say, we were all pooped and our legs felt like jello by the time we arrived back at the van. We will all sleep good tonight!
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
3/4 stick real butter
1 1/2 TBSP mayonaise
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 lb. crab meat
6 english muffins- split
Cream together the first four ingredients. Then fold in crab meat. Split english muffins. Spread crab meat mixture on english muffins. Place on flat tray and freeze. Put frozen muffins in freezer bag. Take out what needed and place on cookie sheet to thaw. Cut in four pieces with knife or pizza cutter. Separate. Bake 350 for 15 to 20 minutes until slightly browned. I doubled recipe because crab meat was sold by the pound. Do NOT use imitation crab meat. VERY GOOD!!!