Happy 2nd birthday to our little Boothie. I can't believe it's been 2 whole years since you were born. What a blessed 2 years it has been!
Monday, June 20, 2011
It's almost the end of June and we have yet to be able to go to the pool or the beach. We did visit the splash pad one morning with friends, but with all of the rain, we have been spending way too much time indoors. On Saturday after Brooke's shower, it began raining...pouring. And it was still so hot outside. I ran and got the girl's swimsuits and told them to have at it running in the rain drops and puddles. I originally thought it would only pour for maybe 15 minutes tops, but the rain continued for much longer and they got bored of the rain before it even stopped. Then yesterday we discovered that we had gotten so much rain that our basement had turned into a wading pool. Next time I'll just send the girls downstairs in their swimsuits.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
The first weekend in June we drove down to the children's museum in Indianapolis for the day. It was a fun but long day and I was exhausted by the time we left. Luckily with the girls being so young we could skip a couple of the exhibits that were geared a bit more towards older kids. They still found plenty to do and play.
This was a blown glass exhibit. The entire ceiling was made of layers and layers of different shapes and colors of blown glass. Although most of the activities associated with this were older-kid oriented, Magnolia was having fun playing with the plastic replicas. Moving them around the room to make different designs.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Last Saturday afternoon we visited Rosey's Strawberry Patch in Michigan City. We used to have a U-pick strawberry farm in South Bend but that closed and I don't know of any farms closer than 45 minutes from our house. This one, although not officially, is organic and unsprayed so we went with Rosey's. We picked for about an hour and had just over 22 pounds of berries when we were done. The strawberries are $1/lb which is really cheap compared to how they are priced anywhere else. The girls had fun and an hour was just about the perfect amount of time that Dan and I could stand to bend over to pick the fruit and the girls didn't get bored.
We ate several pounds that day and the next, but I had enough to freeze 25 pint sized bags for this winter. I will buy a few more pounds from the farmer's market to eat and make into jam. If we would have picked 30 pounds that would have been perfect. But I don't mind buying some already picked to accompany our labor.
You can tell this farm doesn't spray their plants as most of the green you see in the photos are weeds!
Monday, June 13, 2011
A couple weeks ago Kathy threw Brooke a baby shower in Valpo for family and friends over in that area. She got a lot of nice things and is on her way to being ready for baby when he arrives next month. This weekend I'm having a shower for her and invited friends from the South Bend area. Next weekend Brooke is officially done with work, they are moving from Muncie to South Bend and hopefully will close on their house. This could be their busiest weekend ever. Let's hope Raife doesn't make an early appearance this weekend too! haha