Thursday, July 23, 2009

Scenes from Founder's Day

The Hayride.

The kids love this! They put quarters in the sawdust and then give the kids 1 minute to find as many as possible. Never mind stupid plastic toys, this is cash. It is harder than it looks, and this year it was only quarters last year they had some 1 dollar coins as well. It must be the economy.

This was a new addition this year, making homemade ice cream. I thought that this was a great idea but L was not very interested and so I had to move on before the finished product. I loved this simple, old design of this ice cream maker. I wonder where I could find one.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Pond

We arrived at the pond, the sun shining and the temperature warm. I went for a swim and then lay down in the sun to relax. My little summer interlude. I had my knitting, a book to read, L was busy jumping in repeatedly and after a few minutes of exploring Charlie lay down beside me on the blanket and went to sleep. Ahhh...

Well as it turned out we weren't the only ones who thought it was a perfect day to go for a swim. Soon, it turned into a dog party with children! The puppy had a blast and so did L. I got off my blanket to mind the puppy and watched him tear around the place and play. L did cannonball after cannonball, stopping only occasionally to burp (how to teach him NOT to take in water while jumping?) loudly.

What a day! It felt like summer, which was nice for a change.

Friday, July 10, 2009


We went to the local organic strawberry farm- the picking was a little slim but we managed about 6 pounds. They are not perfect looking but they are delicious.L helped a little with the picking.

Pippin & the trout.

Incredible family party last Sunday. Music ,fun, food, friends, & family. It was one for the record books!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Home Alone on the 4th of July

I find myself at home, on my own today. I was supposed to go to a couple of parties but instead I am trying to recuperate from a sinus infection. I have never spent the 4th of July alone. Never.

When I was a child this was one of my favorite holidays. We would get up early and decorate our bikes with red, white, & blue crepe paper, that was all you needed to do in order to be in the parade. After the parade was over my family or another in the neighborhood would host a party. Friends, cookouts, swimming, red chicken, I loved it all. When nightfall approached we headed for the lake to view the fireworks. We always had to park far away and I remember being very small and getting a shoulder ride to the fireworks. I loved that feeling-I thought I was on top of the world!

Things have changed and I have celebrated this holiday in a variety of different ways. Today, I am getting some much needed time on my own. Not really what I had planned on or wanted but I don't mind the quiet day, not one bit!

I even have had time to FINALLY finish up these socks that I started in February. Yes, February!

I will enjoy the quiet & tomorrow, a must attend party!

Thursday, July 2, 2009