Sunday, September 28, 2008

Farm Fun!

This week has been lovely. The weather, though undoubtedly autumnal, was warmish during the day, with sunshine and some wind, so lots of outside time. When Daddy set up his tent in the backyard (awesome!!) to dry out, he remembered that his friend Mark had given us a wetsuit for me to grow into. Looks pretty cool! I have had a wonderful week at daycare, where we are making boxes of our favorite things and soaking up some sunshine and plenty of time in the sandbox. Friday, Sophia and I got to make some cool art with some wet paper and shakers of powdered paint. We also spent some time in her garden tasting the tomatoes. Saturday we got to spend the afternoon at Dos Sequioias farm, the land that our CSA (Abundant Harvest) uses. They had a Farm Party! Lots of farm families and share families got together to enjoy a beautiful afternoon at the farm. We had a scavenger hunt, fed some goats some beans, ate great food, and some of the adults even enjoyed a square dance! My favorite things were the big trees, the dirt pile, and.... the bounce house! This was my first bounce house and it was super wonderful, loads of bouncy fun!
I was probably in there for an hour and a half in total for the day (the little kids had to keep switching out with the big kids). That's a lot of bouncing. We also went on a farm tour and saw where our tomatoes, herbs, squash and beans have been coming from, and got a sneak peak at some of the winter squash and pumpkins that were getting ready for our veggie boxes! Farmer Steve helped host a pretty great party and has been working so hard in the fields, everything has been wonderful! Today was Mom and Dad's 6th Anniversary! To celebrate we headed to "My Mountain Hood" again. We enjoyed a morning at an apple farm, where we loaded up on apples and apleskevers, saw some cool decorated pumpkins, and watched some music. Afterwards, we headed over to Lost Lake, rented a row boat and took a fun paddle around the lake. Dad and I even fished a bit (of course) and caught a little rainbow trout but we let him go so he can get bigger. We were out for a while, so to pass the time, I sang the folks a song for most of the trip back to the dock. With the sun out, Daddy rowing the row boat, and Mom enjoying the sun, I think my tunes made the tour of the lake very romantic for them. We rounded up the evening with a nice meal at a mexican restaurant on the way home. I sure do like chips and chicken burritos!

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