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Monday, May 24, 2010

Ha Ha Ha

"And thus, dear students, we have arrived at the  formula for understanding women".

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Strawberries and Baseball

So we went on our second, and last (boo) trip to the Strawberry farm Saturday morning after the gym. It wasn't nearly as much fun this time, as it was HOT, the bugs were out, 1/2 of the berries that were still there were rotten, and the good berries were much harder to find... BUT we still came away with three HUGE basket fulls, a few cute pictures, and the berries are WONDERFUL! Next up is Blueberry season! =)

Baseball to be added at a later time.

My 28th birthday.

Am I really almost 30?!?!? Do I really have an 8, 6 and almost 3 year old?!?!? Have Darren and I really been married almost 8 years, and together almost 11? WHERE, seriously, WHERE does the time go?
This last Friday was my birthday, and it was by far the best yet. Got up and found my sweet husband had left me a birthday message on the whiteboard in the kitchen. Cooked breakfast and when I opened the cabinets was surprised to find hidden balloons inside. Went to the gym with the boys, got a great workout in, came home, and was greeted with a beautiful bouquet of flowers that had been delivered. Played with the kids, then when Darren came home he fired up the grill to cook my favorite Salmon, which was DELICIOUS! Then we strapped the boys to the back of my bike and I hauled all 79lbs through the neighborhood and up to the elementary school-I was a sweaty mess, but it was great fun just being together outdoors. In lieu of a cake, once home from the bike ride, we drove to a nearby gelatto place and got the boys gelatto and I had a decaf skinny white mocha. Ahhhh, perfection.

Do I look as old as my kids say I am???

Enjoying Aidan and Asher watching the frog they named "Daniel" swim around the swimming pool, while my salmon is on the grill.

Since I opted not to have a cake I had to blow out the scented candle, good thing, 25 less lights to blow out.
And I got a new book to read, yay! Please ignore my incredibly messy/chaotic kitchen.

Playing ring around the rosey with Asher and the Oh Ah's before heading out for a bike ride.

Getting ready to go... oh, and the neighbor kid..... um, yea.

The boys enjoying their gelatto!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Strawberry Farm

We went to pick Strawberry's a while ago. Actually, we went the first half of V's birthday, before the cake and balloon release. The boys throughly enjoyed themselves, did a great job picking and being gentle with the berries. We spent $20.00 and got two HUGE basket fulls (had to pay for the basket's, but it will make it cheaper next time as we can take them back and re-use) and also bought an enormous (and DELICIOUS) homemade strawberry fritter. Our berries lasted a whole week-not cause they went bad, but because they were SO good, and I'd much rather my little bottomless pits snack on fresh fruit then graham crackers or popcorn. 

Pictures from our trip to the farm

 Daddy with the boys

The strawberry's went on FOREVER

Picking with the boys

They did such a good job! 

Aidan being Mr. Independent.

Mmmm.... look at those berries! Good job Aidan.

Aidan and Daddy

Asher and Mommy

Asher and Mommy working together.

Back at home enjoying our delicious Strawberry fritter before V's birthday festivities.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Swagger Wagon

I will never look at my mini-van the same way again... too too funny.