Friday, May 11, 2007

Strawberry Jam Festival

So after seeing my sister Dianne create some old fashioned strawberry jam, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make some of my own. We went real old school though. We went out to a field and picked our own. We picked two one gallon buckets worth. Of course, Kerri forgot to charge the battery on the camera so while we were there, the camera did not work. Instead, we took pictures on our front porch swing where Maddox enjoyed his first ever strawberry.

Can you tell how much he absolutely loves it? He makes that faces every time he stuffs new food into his mouth. Lets hope he gets it under control by the time he is trying some of his mothers dinners. hahaha Just kidding. We all know it is me who makes dinner anyway.

A great picture of me stirring in all of the pectin, lemon juice, and whatever else I felt like strawberry jam should have in it. I call it jam surprise. When you come out to visit, your jam might have something you never expected to find in it, or even something you never thought was edible to begin with. hahaha

My beautiful wife crushing strawberries like a crazy person. She gave up shortly after this and I crushed while she stirred every 5 minutes. I am going to get it when she finds this particular picture posted on the blog.

And TADAAA! There you have it. Nine perfect jars of the greatest jam ever. Hopefully, Kerri, Maddox and I will be able to eat it all by next year so we can do it all over again.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Good Times as the Braves Game!

Heather and I and the rest of the family had a good time at the Braves game.

Zach Stikes a Pose!

Zach Attack striking a pose! Kendall looks like she is wearing her grumpy pants...

Little Princess

Bailey Ann had a wonderful time in Georgia. She is such a joy!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Ain't it Fun to be a Kid!

The kids had a blast together in Georgia! Once they found Grandma J's dress up closet, the were hooked!

Kissin' Cousins!

The cousins really get along well. Some one needs to keep an eye on this little guy...

Turner Field Excitement

The braves game was great! The boys got a real major league ball, the hot dogs were great (but not the licorice, just ask Peyton), and the Braves won with a three-run bottom of the ninth homer...or so we heard! See the tomahawk-chop!

Two Goobers...

Once upon a time, there were two brothers, goober #1 and goober #2...

Click here to see them in action

Two Peas in a Pod

The petting zoo provided many up close and personal contacts. Kendall and Noah were like two peas in a pod. We can thank Shane for the sweet deer corn.

Fun at the Aquarium

The kids were absolutely facinated by the up close and personal encounters at the aquirium.