Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Still Ticking

Experimenting with words:

Words, originally uploaded by apkoski.

and other delicacies.

Happy last day of September,

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Antic and Fall Duds

We are starting to feel like fall here. Forty-degree temperature swings from am to mid-day, our neighbor's tree is turning, and I was invited to play in a basketball league starting next week.

Adelaide is growing out of summer clothes, and we're slowly replacing them with cozy clothes.
Uggs on loan:

Sometimes we go indoors... usually just to sleep. On this rare visit she demonstrates another way to get down the stairs:

Blowing kisses to you all in her new Christmas sweater. Thanks Gma Mary!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

First at The Island

For four years we've driven past the bridge, heard about the pumpkin patch traffic jams, sent regrets for its Thursday night farm concerts, but until today had never set foot on Sauvie Island. Ta-da, we made it! Though its nothing like it, Sauvie is the closest thing to Ocracoke Island I've seen... maybe just because it's an island.

It was a foggy morning

at the beach.

But then it broke.

We went on a 15-minute 'hike,' picked blackberries and saw a neat plant.

We went to the Farm. Had some flame-roasted corn, dipped in a crock pot of melted butter...

Met the farm dog.

Looked at flowers, thought about U-Picking... didn't.
We'll have to come back for a pumpkin, wagon ride, and a honey dripper (Ours never made it into the bag).

Tuesday, September 08, 2009


Sharing, originally uploaded by apkoski.

Something I've done too little of lately. There are many reasons.

For one, our house has been slammed by Toddler. Vaccine has side effects, its better to just ride it out. Her favorite things right now are "die-die!" (Outside), and "djabagduk" (garbage truck), and "wheeeeee!" (whee!). There are once-bitten cherry tomatoes strewn about our yard, veritable landmines for Mr P.

Oh, and I've been spending my 3 free hours per day on sewing... er, cutting. I cut, and press, and cut. The sewing room is next to the nursery; I'm convinced that the baby will wake up if I sew during nap time.

And I was riding in a van or running for about 50 hours since the last time I posted. Sorry there's no pictures of anyone actually running. I was a poor photo documentarian, partly due to my low ISO issues. But that's another fundraiser for another time. (um, Maybe Christmas?) Anyway, you'll get the gist here and here.

And I've been makin' food. Lots of food. The weather begged it: Rhubarb Bread, Moosewood's basic bread, granola bars, Chicken Tikka Masala, big salad night with homemade honey mustard dressing. All are yu-um.

See ya sooner than later!