We had a wonderful weekend. A bit hot and humid, but still very nice. They had been predicting rain all weekend, so I was braced for the need to find a multitude of ways to keep the boys entertained indoors. My preparations did come in handy, since we did suffer several passing thunderstorms. The painting and art supplies I picked up did the trick, and we now have about 75 original paintings. Dear family, don't be surprised if one of them shows up in the mail. The big boy is very proud.
I really wanted to go strawberry picking this weekend, though. The strawberry season is a short one, and we missed it completely last year. So when the clouds parted just in time for the end of the little boy's nap, we decided to make a run for it, and it totally worked out. We are so lucky that the farm is just down the road. We spent a few hours, playing on the playground, eating lunch, and picking the wonderful berries. Strawberries from the store will never compare to the sweetness picked straight from the ground. We enjoyed them plain, in strawberry shortcake, on our cereal, and in these awesome strawberry-yogurt popsicles. Oh, I am going to be so hooked on making homemade popsicles this summer! What a hit!
We got the kiddie pool out in the afternoon, and the boys had a blast splashing around. The boys giggling in the pool, the little leaguers playing baseball, Kevin mowing the lawn.....these are the sounds of summer.
Sunday's thunderstorms were a bit more frequent, so there was more inside playtime, although we did manage to get some swinging and running in. And at the end of the day, the big boy and his dad had a blast puddle jumping. It was warm enough to do it in bare feet! Ew. They made a mess, but they had fun.
Now it's time to start another week. I'll attempt to motivate myself to get as much done as possible at work, and then I'll look forward to next weekend, when we can see how much fun we can squeeze in.