Saturday night hockey

Saturday night hockey
Saturday night hockey

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Photo an hour for Sunday August 12th

My hubby went hunting for the weekend, along with son-in-law, nephew and DD # 3’s boyfriend.  DD # 1 was working nights all weekend, so DD # 3 and I took care of the grandkids.  DD # 3 slept over along with her two dogs and D and E were there as well.

9:00 a.m. The dogs want out and about for a morning romp.


10:00 a.m. The kids are up and having breakfast.  Two bowls of cereal each.


11:00 a.m. I saw a peach pie on someone’s blog last week.  I can’t remember who it was and I was just trying to find it and Google Reader disappeared.  Hopefully it will return or maybe someone can tell me where I saw the peach pie.  I just had to emulate it!  We seldom get good tasting peaches here, but these were on sale for 76 cents/kg.  They weren’t ripe but the price was right to buy them and see if they ripened okay.   I moved them from sunny spot to sunny spot for a few days and they did ripen nicely.  Only one of them rotted.  So it’s time for peach pie.


12:00 p.m.  DD # 3 came prepared to make jam with four cartons of strawberries.  This batch will be strawberry rhubarb.  DGD is mashing the strawberries, while DGS studiously slices the rhubarb.


1:00 p.m. First batch of jam is going in the jars.


2:00 p.m.  It’s been a productive time: peach pie, strawberry/rhubarb jam, strawberry jam and some apricot jam I made last weekend.  Now the kids and I are off to the swimming pool.


3:00 p.m. Still swimming.  You might think it is our own private pool, but it’s not.  There were two other kids there.


4:00 p.m. The first swim is over – we’re going back for the evening swim later on.  At home DD # 3 is making button jewellery for DGD’s birthday party next weekend.  The kids had to help too.


5:00 p.m. We’ve had a bite to eat and it’s time to sample the pie! YUM!


6:00 p.m. We’re on our way back to the pool.  DD # 3 has left for home and the rest of us are going swimming.


7:00 p.m.  DGS put the snorkel gear on but never put his face in the water.  Too funny Smile 


8:00 p.m.  Yes we’re still at the pool.  DGD and the one other boy who was there swimming are telling jokes with the lifeguard.  She was trying to tell them “anti-jokes”.  Eg.  You say to me “knock knock”.  I don’t reply at all.  That’s an anti-joke.  It’s apparently funny because it is such a surprise.  The kids didn’t get it either….


9:00 p.m.  We’re home from the pool and the kids (and me) are starving.  DH is home and he’s going to make us grilled cheese.


10:00 p.m.  DD # 1 finished her shift at 8 p.m. and she has finally arrived to pick up the kids (one hour drive and she probably went home first).  I am definitely going to bed as soon as they leave.  It’s been a fun day but I’m pooped. Smile 




  1. What a busy and fun day! I'd be exhausted, too!

  2. Yes, a very busy day, a friend of mine makes strawberry and rhubarb jam, and with rasberries as well,very tasty.The peach pie looks perfectly cooked. Cheers,Jean

  3. what a full on day! looks like everyone was having fun. Love the unfunny knock knock-probably says more about my sense of humour than not lol

  4. Thanks for sharing your life with us. I enjoy the read.

  5. I was tired from Vacation Bible School, but now that I read this, I'm really pooped!

  6. Wonderful day had by all!
    Take care, Leslie

  7. I didn't even know Carcross still had the swimming pool! It looks like you had a busy and fun day! Enjoy the rest of this holiday!

  8. what a awesome day you had with the grandkids... so happy for you for having the time with them...the peach pie sounds yummy and I love strawberry rhubarb jam so enjoy a slice of toast with it for me.

  9. It's been too long since I've visited! Loved reading about your fun day with the family. Homemade jams and pie.. perfect! :)