26 July 2013

July 2012 and July 2013


This morning our family attended a re-enlistment ceremony and were blessed with tickets to the Virginia Aquarium.

25 July 2013

Fruit Salsa

Kiddos enjoyed this simple and easy to make salsa.
place in food processor:
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1 radish
juice of 1/2 lemon
pinch of sea salt
process until desired consistency and serve.
Isaac ate it by the spoonful!
Original recipe is from The Balanced Platter.

12 July 2013


Soap Carving

Grandpa and Grandma Potter sent Matthew $5.00 which purchased a bag of Popsicles sticks and a bulk pack of Ivory bar soap. Matthew's first carving was a heart for his Mama and then a cross for his Daddy. The projects make a bit of a mess, but as Matthew said the carving is good for his brain.

11 July 2013

Homemade Birthday

Birthday Bunting
The little flags are two triangles sewn right sides out.  The triangles are sewn together with double fold bias tape.
 Matt cut the 1 for me and I sewed it on a onesie with a zig zag stitch.

On Wednesday before Isaac's birthday I asked Matt to make a wooden sail boat. 
 By Sunday afternoon the USS Isaac was complete!
Isaac's birthday cake was gluten and dairy free.  The recipe is from Chocolate Covered Katie.  I used less sugar and used the jam for frosting.