Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Summer 2013 - Memorial Day Weekend

I really want to try to keep up my blog through the summer!  I think this is going to be a fun summer with the kids and want to record it all!  

This weekend was Memorial Day Weekend, the weekend to kick off the summer!  We usually travel somewhere for this long weekend but this year we stayed home.  Well we stayed in town.  We weren't home much!  The fun started a little earlier in the week with some strawberry picking!  I took the kids to Circle S Farms to pick strawberries.  This was the first time we had gone and it was a lot of fun!  

Picking Strawberries

Tasting Strawberries for an interview with the Wilson Post

Isaac always has to climb the robe!!

Elijah loved the Tractor!

We kicked off the weekend with a grill out at my parents house.  We stuffed our own hamburgers.  It was the biggest burger I've ever had!!

Saturday, we took the canoe out.  This is the first time all 5 of us have been in the canoe.  It was fun.  Everyone did great!  Noa moved a little but I was very happy, and surprised we didn't tip over!!  Jay and Elijah started the morning early by going and getting three new fishing poles!  Jay got his fishing license.  And I took my camera!  (Carefully packaged in a waterproof bag!) We went to Long Hunter State Park at Couchville Lake.  It was a great place to put in the canoe.  We didn't catch any fish though.  But had fun trying.


Saturday night we took Nana to play Putt-Putt.  

Sunday, Jay took us to a spot and we fished and swam.  Mostly Jay fished while the kids swam.  And I took more pictures.
Isaac and Noa had a blast with the float!

Jay caught a fish! (By himself;)

Sunday Night we went to the Foutch's and had a get together to see the Mosley's who were visiting.  Man, we have a lot of kids!

Look at those cheeks!!!

Biggest Dandelion ever!!

All the kids...  And still some weren't at the party!!

Told Sam to stand in front of the pool!  He listened:)

And then on Monday, we kept playing!!  We wanted to take the canoe out one more time but the kids really wanted to go swimming.  So we decided to go to the park down the road from us.  The kids had fun playing in the sand and swimming.  It was warm but the water was a little chilly.

Picnic Lunch

Lunch on the float

On the Float

Isaac's Sandcastle
Noa's Sandcastle

Then to the Simpson's for a Memorial Day Celebration.  Family, food, games, and homemade ice cream!!

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Drew is a little big for the Jumpie!
Drew has a loose tooth...

And that was only one weekend!!  Whew! :)