October 26, 2010

Applesauce & Pumpkin Carving...unlrelated but both fun!

Monday after dropping Jenna off at school I picked up my grandma from her house (and yes, Jenna is very upset she didn't get to help but never fear grandma is getting more apples so she'll get her chance).  Undoubtedly the sweetest and most independent 93 year old I know!  She knew my mom and I were planning to finally make some applesauce and she wanted to come help, and help she did.  She cut up just as many apples as I did, and it's always so much fun spending time with her.

Grandma giving Garrett a chance to use the sauce master, the easiest possible way we have found to make applesauce.  Garrett didn't care about it making our job easier, he just liked playing with it.
Once he got the hang of it he needed to do it all by himself...
He also liked dipping his finger into the bowl that had some strained apple juice in it...mmmm...those little fingers couldn't get more fast enough. 
He adores my grandma and of course he had to see what she was doing. 
Mmmm, finally the applesauce was cool and Garrett could eat some, as usual he loved it! 

Tonight we carved the kids pumpkins.  Jenna was all into it this year and couldn't wait to get the "guts" as she called them, out of the pumpkin.  She wants badly to bake the pumpkin seeds so she took extra care to find every last seed she could. 
Of course it's fun for her to decide what she wants carved and clean out the inside but then all the cutting gets left to mom and dad.  Oh well, I really don't mind a bit and it was a great family time. 

Garrett wanted to see what was going on so we strapped him into his seat, put him on the counter and he thought it was a great view.  He needed some of his own utensils to play with and pretend to be carving his pumpkin with. 
The finished product.  Jenna chose a cat and Garrett wanted a silly face (or that's just what mommy thought he would want). 


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