Just Another Update

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We found the creepiest/coolest bug in our front cherry tomato patch.  I was so fascinated by it, but so weirded out at the same time.  Does anybody know if it has a parasite or what?  I’m most likely going to send the picture to the OSU extension and see if they know!  I’m upset that I didn’t get a better perspective shot – it was about size of my pointer finger.  We sent it flying into the median where we hoped a bird would eat it or something, because we really didn’t want to squish something that huge.

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We went to a Clippers playoff game and Harry “caught” a ball!  It was a long hit and we told him to go ask the usher for the ball.  We weren’t able to get the ball from the field, but he did have one from batting practice and gave it to Harry!  Pretty fun.  We basically had the grass to ourselves – and the other family was from the Franklin Branch! 

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We picked apples and made 84 quarts of applesauce!  I just love picking apples.  When I wash the apples to get them ready to peel I think it is one of the most beautiful things – the look so shiny and colorful.  When the peeling begins it starts to get messy and not so pretty!  Such a fun tradition for us.  We have done it every year we’ve been here.  We pick the apples at the neighbor of a ward friend who lets us do it every apple season.  Free apples + family tradition + food storage = good times.  84 quarts in one day….oh it was so much work be we felt like we had accomplished a lot at the end of the day. 

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We took a very short trip to Cleveland!  It was going to be more of a day trip but poor poor Wyatt developed the symptoms of hand, foot and mouth virus in full force.  I had taken him to the doctor the day before for what I thought was an earache, and I just didn’t feel like things were right.  He did have some fluid and redness in his ear, but then while we were on our trip he was hysterical and as he was wailing I spotted the horrible looking sores on the roof of his mouth.  We felt horrible for dragging him up there – so, we took a look at Lake Erie (it was really pretty), drove past Browns stadium, and got lunch at Slyman’s.  The sandwiches were so mouthwatering it was insanity.  It truly was a lot of meat and we weren’t hungry for a while, but wow it was good.  It was the most tender corned beef we have ever had and the tradition is to have it with thousand island dressing.  I don’t like thousand island on a salad but it was so perfect on this sandwich.  Ok, so do you get my drift?  Go there if you’re in Cleveland!  Sandwiches in tow, we then headed straight home while Wyatt wailed himself to sleep.  We felt so bad!  Then of course a couple days later Harry got it, but not as bad which was a blessing.

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This is just a super cute picture of Wyatt.  I know it’s heavy on the flash, but still such a sweet little man!