T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Aunt JT's Garden...

Recently, my sister-in-law - JT, invited the kids and myself (T Rex Dad was working) out to her place to pick veggies and collect blackberries. 

I have to admit, I was pretty stingy with the kids with our blackberry bushes. I let them pick a few but ours were so few that I needed every last one to do my jam. Hence, I would often sneaked out at night after they were in bed and collect the berries. I was glad JT had plenty of berries for the kids to pick. So many they were literally falling off the bushes.

It was truly a fun experience for the kids. Thank you, JT. We were glad to keep you company on your anniversary while your sweet heart was out of town. 

I'll tell more via photos...

First we started with the blackberry bushes. Her bushes are much bigger and taller than ours. The kids enjoyed walking under the bushes and picking the ones at their level or lower.

Examining a giant sunflower that had fallen.

Picking some veggies.

Green beans.




Potatoes (yes, we grow them big in Idaho!)

We had stone soup and blackberry pie for dinner sharing all of it with Grandma and Grandpa who brought over a couple of cool surprises. More on that in the next posting...

P.S. This visit was immediately following T Rex's eye appointment were we learned he can now see 20/20 in both eyes with his corrective lenses. Significant improvement from where we started 3 years ago at 20/200 in the left eye and 20/60 in the right. We can now decrease his patching from 2 hours a day to 1 hour every other day. Oh, and no surgery either. He was also a model patient. He totally has the eye examination thing down. We are grateful and happy about the news and proud of our little guy's behavior and compliance with his eye regimen and exam.


septembermom said...

So happy with the outcome of T-Rex's exam! The kids look so cute in the pictures. I can't believe how big they are getting. What a lovely afternoon you describe in this post. I missed visiting you. I'm so happy to be back and reading about all your wonderful adventures here. Hugs!!

Jenners said...

That is so great about T-Rex's eyes!!! I'm so happy for you.

And I think it is great for kids to know where food comes from and to pick it themselves. They are lucky to have such a rich and bountiful garden in the family.

Julie K. said...

I have never had blackberry pie...they are not as prevalent out here...awesome news sbout t Rex's eyes