Yesterday was Day 2 of our 3-Day weekend extravaganza.  Truth be told, it ended up being a relatively normal Saturday, but I think that's a good thing.  It means that we try to live our lives in ways that are both fun and functional.

Yesterday morning we went out to breakfast and then headed over to the Farmer's Market.  Above is a picture of our bounty:
  • farm fresh eggs
  • locally pastured, grass-fed beef
  • heirloom tomatoes
  • fresh pasta
  • string beans
  • Italian zucchini
  • lettuces
  • corn on the cob
  • Gala and Macintosh apples, nectarines, and two types of plums


We really had a wonderful time, and I hope to make more of a habit of going to the Farmer's Market each week, before we do our regular grocery shopping, or even plan our weekly menu.

We had planned to go straight from the Market to do some scooting on the Huckleberry Train, then to the library, then perhaps lunch and Hand n Hand Park.  But, we ended up buying stuff that needed to be refrigerated, so we had to head home.  Once home, Bob started working on mowing the lawn, and I took Stephen grocery shopping for the rest of our weekly groceries.  That's when things started to get less fun and little more "normal."

The kids were really having a blast playing together and with their toys, though, so we all ended up having fun.  First, I had a ton of fun scooting with them in the driveway (I seriously need to get my own, grown-up scooter!), then Bob did a bunch of playing with them and their Geotrax, which I worked on a couple of projects around the house.

We ended the evening by grilling out the local beef along with my awesome salmon kabobs and the fresh corn on the cob.  Dinner was amazing!  Have to say, the salmon stoled the show!  Salmon kabobs are like two sticks of buttah!!

All in all, it was a pleasant day.  We didn't go to all of the places I wanted to go to, but the boys had a lot of smiles and fun times (they did a lot of imaginative play together), so I would consider it a success!
 
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Our daycare was closed today, and we were fortunate to find ourselves with a 3 day weekend, so we decided to take full advantage of it!

We started out our "weekend" with a date last night that included a surprise happy hour beverage with my "sister from another mister" (you will have to ask her!), another amazing sushi experience (including eel, salmon, tuna, and Aloha rolls!), and fro yo (because what date night would be complete without fro-to-the-yo?

Today, we sat down and made a list of everything we want to do this weekend.  We generated a great list, and I hope we'll get a chance to do everything.  Here's what we did today:
  • Scooting and riding skateboards at the Duck Pond (and feeding the ducks, of course!)
  • Picnic at Hand n Hand Park
  • Boating
  • Tubing, water skiing, and wake boarding -- And Bob had his best wake board trip of the summer.  We came around a corner on Peak Creek and all we could see was glass.  I knew he was in heaven!  I also had a nice trip on the skiis.  I got up right away and had a nice spin around the lake.  I'm proud of myself for jumping myself into that lake when it wasn't exactly all that warm outside, but that's just how eager I was to do some skiing!
  • Family Pizza & a Movie Night


We've got plenty of other fun activities planned for the rest of the weekend.  I'll try to take pictures, and hopefully I'll be able to do a short recap each day.

 
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