Thursday, October 9, 2008

Making Applesauce

On Saturday we went to Masonic Villiage and picked apples to make applesauce. We picked four boxes (1/2 bushel). We made applesauce out of the four kinds of apples for about 3 hours. It is very nice in February to go to the freezer and get out some yummy applesauce and remember going to the orchard to pick the apples. Jordan's favorite part is getting to help Daddy turn the handle on the Victorio Strainer. For those of you who don't know what that is, it is a wonderful machine which allows us to make the applesauce without taking off the skins or taking out the seeds first. We just quarter the apples, throw them in a pot with a little water, and cook them until they are soft. Then Stefan dumps them into the top of the machine and cranks the handle. The seed and skins come out one side and the wonderful applesauce comes out the front. My job then is to add a little sugar and cinnamon and put it in the freezer containers.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Our Wonderful Son

There were two things that happened recently that made me so proud of Jordan. The first was that he scored a 100% on his very first math test ever. I know he works hard and wants to do well in his school work.

The second thing that made me even prouder happened last Wednesday night at Sparks. His leader told me that during game time a boy on a different team got hurt during one of the games. Jordan saw that he had to sit out from the rest of the games and asked if he could go over and sit with the boy so that he wouldn't feel lonely. Hearing about his empathetic attitude made my heart swell. God has certainly blessed Stefan and I with a wonderful son.