Friday, June 28, 2013

Strawberry Picking

Then we went strawberry picking. It has been such a cool spring and summer that it wasn't until the end of June that there were strawberries available to pick! We headed out early one morning to go before school- the kids were good helpers and got to each take a basket that they picked to share with their friends at school. Our berries were pretty small, but we were told that at the far end of the patch there were better berries, but Shana and I didn't think the hike over would be worth it with the 6 kids!

As we were leaving an old man got out of his car and told me how much he enjoyed watching the kids play in the rows- he said he was 90 and his 88 year old wife was out picking that morning!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Seeing the Okee Dokee's!

We took a little family road trip for a day to the cities to see the Okee Dokee Brothers sing at the library concerts. We met Katie and Kellan there and the kids had a great time! They sang a lot of songs that they knew from their CD that we have and a few we didn't know. Peter still says "they sang that one!" in the car when we are listening. The only part that was a bummer is that they didn't sing the train song- but afterwards, Pete wanted to go and say hi to them, so we waited in line and he said very quietly that his favorite was the train song- one of the guys gave him a fist bump and said MINE TOO!

 After the concert, we went to Katie's house for lunch and played and then I took a big risk. I took the three kids to the Como Zoo on my own! The girls were in the stroller and we just took our time, walking slowly around the zoo and doing whatever we wanted. It was a really nice day!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Trinona-- Peter's Big Race

We went to see Trinona- kids last year and since then, Pete has been talking about it. Where the kids parked their bike, how they ran to the track and around it. We had asked the race director if he could do it before he was 5 since he was showing so much interest and he said absolutely! So, we signed him up! I knew he would have no problem finishing as long as he started.

He did a great job of lining up and getting into the water in the pool. I am pretty sure that he didn't really know though, when he should start swimming. He and the little boy he was sharing  a lane with just hung out for a minute or so. It was also loud in there, I'm sure, so he looked like he was a little distracted then as well. But he ran out of the pool area, got some help getting dressed (tried to take off his wet swim suit as well!!) and was off on his bike.  At the next transition he found the water stop and stood drinking and drinking before ran.

Afterwards I asked him what the best part of it was- Swimming!!