Friday, September 24, 2010

Hogel Zoo 2010

Yes we went to the zoo again this year. It's fun and the boys love the animals.  In the past we have gone in the early spring but this year it didn't work so September here we are.  It was actually nice to be her in late summer.  Everything seemed greener and they still had a bunch of flowers.

We started off in the playground while we waited for some others we were spending the day with.

They have a new baby Elephant named "zuri"

  Dean like watching the Elephants

 Waiting for the Bird Show, which was cool and kept them completely captivated.

 Evan took these two pictures of me half of Dean.

And the day wouldn't be complete without a ride on the Zoo Train.  Oh so much fun. 

Jam, Jam, Jam

I love the end of the summer when all the berries and peaches, and pears are ready for eating and canning. It's a way to capture summer and enjoy it when there's a foot of snow on the back lawn. 
 I've only been making Jam the last few years but I don't think I'll ever go back.  It's just that much better.  This year I've done a batch of apricot, what I'm calling "Forest Berry", Peach Raspberry and Peach Strawberry.  Yum Yum Yum 22 jars in total.  We will give some to Grandmas and Grandpas but the rest will last us about a year, until next year when we can do it again.

 And what better to do with fresh jam then to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Autos From Oma Balke

You know you are loved when Oma in Germany sends you a package via Air Mail filled with Cars and Chocolate. Made our whole day, just love it!
The best part is because they are from Germany the makes of car include BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Volkswagen.

Little Mill Camping

Adding to our Tent Tour.  We went up to Little Mill, up American Fork Canyon for two nights with our camping buddies the Kollings. They Trailered it, considering Crystal is expect.  It was a little cold but we had lots of fun.  It's a bit sad that it might be the last camping trip of the year. But don't worry Jon's working on plans to go back down to Snow Canyon in the early spring.
I like your Blankie Brad!
The Barclay Family
Fishing Buddies!

Prof fish were caught.