Our little Ranger is going to be a big brother any day now– we’re so excited! When Erika asks him where the baby is, he alternately pats Erika’s tummy and his own tummy– could be he’s not quite grasping the concept. But it will be really neat to see him with the new baby. His cousin Ascher is adjusting quite nicely to his little sister. He calls her ‘Ona’ (short for Wilona) and is good at gently patting her head.
Here’s what Ranger did when we handed him a cucumber from our garden. Do we have another cucumber lover?
Cucumber variety: Armenian (despite the expression on his face, it’s almost never bitter)
And if you’re wondering about our August grocery spending, we ended up at $635. Not as fabulous as I’d hoped– I gave in to a few more impulse purchases at the grocery store than I really needed to. Coconut coffee flavoring– come to mama! And watermelon, lots of watermelon. We won’t be eating it in December. I also spotted a few meat sales that I really needed to grab while they were there– $1.88/lb ground beef is HARD to find these days! But considering that money fed 8 people for a month, and included several Sunday dinners for a crowd of 14 or more, that’s not bad. I’m going to try to stay in the $600 range for September too. I’ll keep you posted.
How did your August go?