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Monday, June 30, 2008

BOC and canning

On Friday we received two new photos of BOC. One was of BOC going down for a nap. For the first time I noticed he had a bottle in his mouth. I say the "first time" because his referral picture includes a bottle but I never focused in that part of the picture. I went back through the 13 pictures I have of him and 6 pictures include a bottle. That's when I finally realized our little guy still drinks from a bottle! YIKES! I wasn't thinking we'd need to take bottles to Ethiopia. I assumed he was drinking from a sippy cup. I know they have sippy cups in the Transitional Home and other children use them. When Rachel sends us our first update on BOC I will ask what is in the bottle and how many he drinks a day and the time of day BOC gets a bottle.

Old Navy is having a great sale on kids clothing. Yesterday I purchased several shirts and a jacket for BOC. This was my first clothing purchase for BOC! I would have purchased some shoes but I don't know his size. I also purchased Igor a rain coat.

This morning I canned blackberry jam. I also canned dill pickles. I am a little worried about the pickles. I started the canning process before I realized I didn't have any dill seeds! ugh... I used the small amount of fresh dill from the garden. I will find out in a month if the pickles are great or a dud.

I had better luck with the blackberry jam. For quality control purposes I poured some jam over ice cream to see how it tasted. Let's just say am using all of my will power not to eat an entire jar of jam. At the end of the week I might have enough blackberries to make another batch of jam. If not, I will buy some raspberries at the farmers market to make double berry jam.

In two weeks we are going blueberry picking. Blueberries are Rob's favorite berry. I cannot wait to make blueberry sauce and jam.. YUMMY!


Susan said...

Hee hee! You're getting a baby!! I told you! I have to learn about bottles too!

We need to go blueberry picking soon also! YUMMMMM! We're planning on freezing quite a few. We enjoy the syrup for pancakes and waffles, but aren't too crazy for the jam. Strawberry rules here!

Love, Susan

Jori said...

You make me smile! Bottles it is ~ maybe you should have put a sippy cup in your care package:):) I am so excitted for guys!!
love ya, Jori

shawn and tisha said...

Wow, it sounds like your little guy really likes his bottles. :)

Isn't is fun shopping for baby clothes?! (Especially when they're on sale!)

Mmmm...the jam sounds good! :)

E said...

I love blueberries! I stick them in scones and chocolate chip cookies all the time. :)

I'm so impressed with your jamming!