Thursday, October 22, 2009

Little Chomp has a New Friend…

Please Welcome to the World…

Iris Avenly Eaton!!!!!

Iris Avenly Eaton


We are sooo excited that she is here!!  Congratulations to Mom and Dad Nate and Laura, and big sister, Adeline Rose!  We love you guys and are sooo thrilled for you! 

(oh, and thanks Annie for the picture).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The produce stands pictures as promised…


Stand #1 :)


The produce from stand #1 :)  I don’t know if you can see it but there’s a great red chile bush in the corner. 



This is where we got the pomegranates.  They had GIANT avocados today, but we had a ton at home already…oh well.



Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fun Fact about Redlands…

Redlands used to be nothing by orange groves---Everywhere Orange Groves.  There still are quite a few, but it’s definitely not what it used to be.  However, there is one thing about Redlands Culture that continues:  sidewalk produce stands.  Everywhere in our part of town are families who put out little stands in front of their homes where they put out their extra produce.  No one mans these stands, the families just put out a tin can and a sign with how much the items cost.  It’s awesome!!  I hadn’t yet remembered to take advantage of it.  But, today, I bought four pomegranates for 50cents each (when I was at the market today, they were selling for $2.83 a piece).   I love it!!  I’m getting good stuff that was made here for cheap! :)  From now on, every time Chompy and I go out in the stroller,  I’m going to take a couple of bucks with me.  Who knows what we will find!?!  I’ll post a picture of one Tuesday after we get back.  In the meantime, enjoy this photo from one of last week’s journeys :)


Exercising Family…

IMG00271 Baby Pushups!!!  


Bike Riding!


Walking and Jogging!

Here’s to being outside on a warm October day!  (Heather swears that she went out too—she’s just behind the camera and the stroller ;) 

Sunday, October 11, 2009


For Heather’s Birthday this year, we went to Disneyland.  For those who don’t know, Disneyland now lets you into the park for free on your birthday if you register on-line.  Heather’s birthday was a weekday this year.  So, it was perfect! 

Of course, in reality, it turned into Little Chomp’s first trip to Disneyland :) which Heather was just fine with. 

He loved Disneyland- people watching and hanging out with the family. We met Papa and Grandma E. there for the day (and got to say hi to Tia Kimmy, Brandi and Cassidy).  Thanks for lunch Great-grandma and Great-grandpa Kayser!!!   He thought it was great and exhausting.   He was awake and looking all around through the day, and slept through Small World.  Disneyland has a whole baby care center.  I never knew that before I needed it.  It’s so great!  It makes taking little ones to the park soooo easy.








Sunday, October 4, 2009


Today we took a family trip up to Oak Glen for the Apple Farms.  This is the third year that we’ve gone, and now we pretty much consider it a yearly tradition.  We go to Riley’s Farm at Los Rios Rancho.  They have everything apple, pumpkin, berry, and farm related.  It’s a great treat.


A few weeks ago, there was a giant fire in the area.  All of the farms in the town of Oak Glen were threatened.  Standing on the property, it was easy to see the fire line and how close it came to being destroyed.  Good job Firefighters!


Little Chomp has not been a happy guy in the last few days.  We aren’t sure exactly what’s going on, but we know that he is getting upset more easily and it’s more difficult to calm him down.  Luckily, we have a pediatrician appointment tomorrow.  However, Little Guy was pretty excited to be outside on the farm.  It was the first really cool day of the season.  Cool as in 59 degrees and windy!  Finally!   Chompy enjoyed people watching, being held, and looking all around at everything on the farm.  Oh, and ‘cause I’m a bragging Momma, a girl saw Chompy and said “Oh my gosh that it one of the cutest babies I’ve ever seen!”  We agree!

Here are a couple of pictures from the day! 


Hanging out in the pumpkin patch with Daddy!


Momma got artsy with this one :)


The fire line is on the ridge on the right. 


Impromptu family shot!



We took our yummy Honeycrisp apples home and did some cooking.


We made some home-made applesauce for Little Chomp.  (You puree it and put it into ice cube trays.  Then, you put all of them together in a ziplock bag in the freezer until you are ready to use them).  I was impressed with how easy it was.  It probably took a half an hour to make about 24 ounces of baby food.  Baby food jars are about 2 ounces and $1 a piece, so we saved about $10 after paying for the 6 apples.


Then, we made apple pie!!   It was pretty good for our first attempt and it was also really easy!  A Yummy day!