Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sunday Lemon Fun!

Sundays are always such fun days! The girls always get so excited about going to Sunday school on Sunday mornings. It starts at 9:00 am so we are always home from church with lunch eaten by 12:30. There is always one problem though...naptime! Mommy and daddy are always ready for the "Sunday afternoon nap" right after lunch, but the kids aren't! If I did go ahead and put them down for naps that early they would be up by 2:30 which is WAY too early! So, this past Sunday mommy decided to "wake herself up" and have some fun with the kiddos!

We have the pleasure of owning a lemon tree! Since we've been here it has always had lots of lemons on it. I haven't really taken advantage of this before, but today we decided to pick some lemons and make some fun things with them.

Mommy climbed a ladder and dropped lemons for the kids to run after!
The bucket filled up pretty quickly and the girls carried it into the house.
Judah LOVES our lemon tree! He thinks he has an endless supply of balls to play with!
Our lemons are best when they are green!
Our lemon juice looks more like orange juice than lemon. It almost tastes like a cross between a lemon and an orange as well. We squeezed all of our lemons and made some lemon bars...
Whoa! That's quite a bite, Bethany!
...and some fresh squeezed lemonade!


  1. What happened to Judah's eye?

    Looks like you had a fun time and the bars look yummy!

  2. Wow, a lemon tree and a manga tree in your own yard! I'm sure you will have lots of recipes for lemon-ey things :) The lemon bars look delicious!

    I mentioned you and your area to my language teacher today. She said that normally it is very hot and humid there. I remember the photos of your girls sleeping when it was 90+ in their bedroom.

    Summer seems to be just around the corner, and I am not looking forward to it at all! Especially if it is like last summer. People here said it was the hottest in 50 yrs!

    Enjoy the blessings of having fruit trees in your yard, neighbor...well, we're not REALLY neighbors are we? :)

  3. Yummm.. looks delicious :)