Last evening our family went to the IA River in IA City to ride bike, walk, and picnic. Just for fun, we set a stopwatch and counted Hudson's RPM's (rounds per minute) on his little tricycle. It was really funny to see his little legs pump those pedals as he rode around the trails by the river. I'm guessing he put on a least a mile last evening.
So go ahead and tell us how many RPM's you think he had. I'll post the answer AND a picture of Hudson on his bike on Wednesday. (Chelsy and her camera are coming home tomorrow!!!)
"You may slaughter more of my lettuce, mommy."
This came from Hudson at the dinner table (usually we leave such gruesome words out of our dinner table conversation) while we were enjoying some of the freshly, "cut", lettuce from his little, personal garden. Only a boy would describe the simple pleasure of cutting lettuce as "slaughter"!
I would love to add a picture of the crisp, mini greens we have been enjoying from our garden, but Chelsy is gone for 10 days. (definition of mini greens: the lettuce you cut from your garden about 1 week before maturity because you can't wait to try it!!)
We do miss Chelsy in many ways. That would be a much longer post and I am anxious to get out the gardens and plant more lettuce.
Finally I am going to share pictures of our time in NY with my parents. We divided our 4 days in NY between my parents and my 3 sisters and their families.
Mitchell helped my father, who is an avid gardener, put up a fence by his peas.
Mitchell mowed the yard after the boys raked it.
Allison & Taylor helped grandma mulch her flower gardens.
And more mulching......
The finished job!
Chelsy, our laundry queen, washed the many loads of dirty laundry that had accumulated from our previous weeks of travel. My mother, who taught me to find joy in washing clothes, helped Chelsy with the task of hanging and folding laundry.
We think we finally have a harmonica player in our family! And she has a good teacher- her grandpa has been playing harmonica for over 60 years.
Grandpa & Grandma-we love you so much!
That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments. Psalm 78:6-7