Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Girl Scout Cookies

Well, Girl Scout cookies have come in. Since I am the leader, I deal with all of the cookies. I love that part of Girl Scouts though. Last week I was able to help unload the neighborhoods delivery and sort into troop orders. I really had a great time. When I got home I had to sort the troops orders and everyone picked up their orders that day. By Wednesday night Riley had also sorted her orders for delivery. We are almost done delivering cookies and our troop has raised over $900 dollars so far! They are pushing to hit the $1000 mark. I am very proud of them to achieve such great sales! So, thanks to all of our family and friends who bought from us and supported my girls.

Now that the craziness from that is over, maybe I will get the camera out and take some new pictures. We are hoping to start working on the landscaping in the front of our house soon. I tore everything out last fall so I would have no excuse to re-do it this spring. Now it is here so the work begins!!

Last Friday, we had a babysitter for the first time since we lived here. Carter has never had a babysitter and Riley does not remember when she did because she was only 2. So, it went really well and they had a great time. We were able to go for dinner, went bowling and even dropped off the stuff for our craft show on Saturday. The show was a great success. We did not have high expectations as most spring shows are slow compared to fall ones. We had a great show but we have to thank the unexpected snow that probably helped get shoppers out looking for something to do.

The other exciting thing that has been happening is that we posted our stuff on Facebook and have generated several sales from that. We are excited to get our stuff out there for everyone to see! We have another show this weekend. It is also a big weekend for birthdays. We will celebrate Papa Ron, Mason and Emily's birthdays this weekend. Looking forward to celebrating!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Maple syrup

We took the kids to Blanchard Nature Center to do the Sugarbush Tour. They learned how to make Maple Syrup and they were really interested in it. They wanted to buy the tools to tap their own trees but we didn't do that. It was very inexpensive and we all learned a lot. The kids were able to participate in the tour so they stayed interested because it was an hour long.

Here they are learning how to drill the hole through the bark.

We learned the history behind making sugar/maple syrup.

We got to taste the final product. Yum!!!!