Harmon's Haven

Meet amazing dad Robbie, mother-in-training Jesika, 7 year old best big sister Bree, 5 year old boy in every way Gabe, 3 year old who thinks he's 10 years old who makes us all laugh McKay,
and 9 month old sweetest Quinn Marie...the Harmon Family!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall Break

Last week was HEAVEN!! Robbie was off of school for the entire week!! It was wonderful having him around so much. Bree has always loved her daddy, but after a week of having dad around now she just wants to be right by his side!! It's so cute to watch! We started off the week with some canning...apples and tomatoes were so cheap at the Farmers' Market, and since I am working on building up our food storage, that I decided to make an attempt. Bree was such a good helper! Thanks to having dad around I was able to make quarts of apple-sauce, tomatoes, de-hydrated apples, fruit leather, and even some apple-butter. The applesause is SO yummy, and I didn't even add any sugar! I haven't tried the tomatoes yet...so I'm crossing my fingers that they taste ok! (I put all the tomatoes in the front row above our cabinets cause they match my kitchen!) While I was canning, daddy had the idea to make a fort. It's Bree's new favorite thing! She loves to read books in there. And Bree has always been a good helper with the laundry, but this week she found something else fun while I was putting away clothes :) But probably most fun was that we were able to go camping!! The weather was beautiful, even warm enough to play at the playground and swim too! Bree has recently become a little monkey and likes to swing on anything and everything! She hasn't slipped yet! After some fun in the water we made our camp and Robbie made some delicious tin-foil dinners, followed by S'mores of course! We all snuggled in our little tent and watched The Jungle Book on Robbie's laptop before falling asleep to the sound of a light rain. Bree actually did quite well, except for the hour she was sleeping on Robbie's legs and he couldn't turn over :) When we woke up in the morning the weather had turned chilly but it was perfect! We had some yummy oatmeal, cleaned up camp and headed home. On Saturday I had to be gone for most of the afternoon, and when I came back Robbie had made dinner AND bought me flowers! He called it our Fall Break celebration. I was so sad our week with Robbie was over, but it was a wonderful week filled with fun memories!

11 comments:

Phyllis Bestor said...

So nice to hear of your wonderful fall break. We used to camp and our children loved it the most. Rollie was so wonderful; he did all the cooking which I loved. We camped very rugged. . . . out in the open often Little Bree will remember this also. Love you all

Natalie said...

Sounds like so much fun. And I am very impressed by your canning adventures! I wish David and I could have a whole week together without work!

Michael and Bonnie said...

I love having extra time with my husband. The only problem is everything going back to normal, it stinks! Glad to hear you had a fun week!

Heather said...

what a fun week! I am jealous you got to have your hubby for a whole week! You look so good!

Matt and Shari Bailey said...

Those canned tomatoes look so fabulous and mouth watering! Brooklyn would climb right up there and eat all of them if she could. She is a tomato fan! Isn't it fun to can! I had wanted to do apples and maybe I still can! What recipe did you use?

Looks like the camping trip was fun! Glad you three got to spend the week together!

Whalen Fam said...

What a fun filled week! Eden is on a daddy kick right now too. She tells him that he is her "Bes Fend"!! There is nothing sweeter then that daddy/daughter relationship!

Way to go on your canning!!! Curtis and I canned peaches a few weeks back and we are just waiting for our apples to arrive and applesauce is next on our list! This is my first time canning and I'm feeling quite domestic! Keep the pics comin! I can't wait for this little guy to arrive! You look fabulous! What a darling family!!!

Love you guys

Cara said...

How fun! I canned for the first time this summer and it's quite an adventure! I mostly canned tomatoes from our garden because we had a HUGE surplus. That's what I get for marrying a farm boy. I'm impressed you went camping while you're pregnant... if I even have to sleep anywhere away from my pillow top mattress I complain! Bree is so dang cute, what a lucky girl to have such a fun daddy (and mom of course)!

jill said...

Good times making great memories together. Looks like a lot of fun and I can tell you are great parents to little Bree. She is lucky to have you guys. Love your guts!

Amy & Clark said...

Hey strangers! I can't believe how big Bree is getting! And props to you for taking on canning! There is nothing better than homemade applesauce! Clark and I were thinking about you guys the other day wondering how you were doing! One of these days we should try to get together again.

Mickell said...

Looks like fun! I love all of your caning--I am totally impressed... Way to go! Looks like your camping was a big hit! We totally need to do that more too! Fun!

ashley said...

Hey, found you guys via the Porter's blog. Looks like we both went camping at Jordan Lake and canned over fall break - how funny! And way to go Bree for potty training already!