Friday, July 31, 2015

It's Friday!!

I've been MIA the past few Fridays, but time to get back at it!

It's been a fun, busy and HOT (OMG, like woah H-O-T) week at the Hayes Homestead.  Here's a few things we've been up to:
Speaking of the heat, the kids and I headed to the beach one morning this week.  It was great!  The kids loved the water and we had the entire beach to ourselves!  They did great in the water and, of course, loved playing in the sand.  I think it will be a go-to every week for the rest of the summer!

I did a little garden update earlier this week.  Unfortunately, it's not doing the greatest.  But, there's always next year!  Thankfully, my mom's garden is doing great and she's very generous :)  I was able to get about 20 cups of zucchini shredded and in the freezer and 8 pints of beans canned.  I've also been making pickles and canned some chicken stock.

I was able to pick enough zucchini out of our garden earlier this week to make one of Jason's favorites - Sausage Stuffed Zucchini:

I was recently given a rhubarb plant out of my grandparent's garden.  My grandfather passed away two years ago and since, my grandmother moved to a smaller house.  My aunt and uncle moved into my grandparent's farm house and take care of the land and garden now.  Rhubarb was always the first thing my grandpa would cut for me when I went for a visit because it's one of my favorites.  I love that I'll be able to grow and harvest something in my own garden that he grew and harvested with his own hands.

Potty training.  Ugh.
This has got to be one of the worst things we as parents have to do.  Ugh.
(can you sense my disgust!?)
We have started a very relaxed approach to PTing Ashlyn.  We know she's ready and able, it's just finding the time to focus on it for 3 days.  Some days she goes on the potty, others she doesn't.  If only she was as excited to go on the potty as she was to get her Minnie Mouse potty seat and undies:

Jason was golfing yesterday afternoon/evening so the kids and I went out to dinner.  They make some pretty adorable dates if I do say so myself!
Can you believe it's August tomorrow!?  Crazy!!  Here's to another great week!
~ Sara :)
I'm linking up with, Darci, AprilNatasha, and Christina for the Five on Friday link-up Party!
I'm linking up with A Little Bit of EverythingMomfessionals, and Grace and Love for my Friday Favorites!
I'm linking up with September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for the Oh Hey Friday linky party!
I'm also linking up with The Diary of a Real Housewife for Friday Favorites!


  1. Stopping by from the link up! I am dreading potty training... It really must be the worst part of parenting! Have a great weekend!

    1. It is the worst! But sooooo worth it when it's all done! Thanks for stopping by!!

  2. What a fun beach day! I am not looking forward to potty training at all. My oldest was so easy but I can just tell my youngest is not going to be at all. Shes 20 months so we have some time but she is STUBBORN. Whew.
    -Erin (No Bohns About It)

    1. Looking back, I think my son was fairly easy too. But, like you, we've got a stubborn one on our hands this time around :)

  3. I hear ya on the PTing! Miss. Ashlyn looks total adorbs holding her new seat and undies! Did ya'll get Mexican? I think I see chips... Let me know if you need an extra dinner date (or three) next time. Ha! ;)