Sunday, August 3, 2014

Weekend Review: Washing, Shopping, Picking, and Bingo-ing

The weather was sort of iffy here all weekend, but we managed to pack in quite a bit of fun.

We were planning on going shopping for school supplies Friday afternoon after Jarrod got home from work.  All three kids needed baths, and since Evelyn has just about outgrown her infant sink tub, I threw her in the big bathtub with the two big kids for the first time.

Trenton and Charlotte loved it.  Evelyn wasn’t quite so sure…


Once Jarrod got home, we headed to Target armed with our supply lists.  One problem though – Charlotte was more excited about this lovely get-up that was on an end cap right next to the purses than she was about finding the school supplies…

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“Can I get this?  It’s just so beautiful, and I think it will fit me.  Please, please, pretty please?!?!”

Ummm….that would be a big fat NO, sister!

We finally convinced Charlotte that the “dress” was for grown-ups, and went on about our business shopping for school supplies.  After a quick trip to Old Navy and dinner at Red Robin, we went home to settle in for a family movie night.

There was a good chance of rain for Saturday, so I made sure that we had an indoor option and an outdoor option for our plan of the day.  Luckily when we woke up the sun was out, and the radar didn’t show any showers nearby. 

So we chose to spend our morning at Paulus Orchards in Dillsburg to pick berries.

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The last time we picked blueberries was when we lived in Virginia.  Trenton couldn’t say blueberries.  It came out “boobies.”  For a good laugh (and get a recipe for Blueberry Lemon Dump Cake) click HERE to turn the clock back three years.

Trenton and Charlotte are a lot more efficient berry pickers now, and we wound up with nearly 11 pounds of blueberries!

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Our original plan was to pick both blueberries and blackberries, but the lure of the play yard was just too much for a few kiddos!

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So we didn’t wind up with any blackberries, but I have a feeling that we’ll be back soon to pick some.  And then probably again to pick apples.  And possibly to pick a pumpkin or two also.  It’s so nice out there, that maybe we’ll just build ourselves a little lincoln log cabin and live there!

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That afternoon, Trenton, Charlotte, and I got busy in the kitchen whipping up our first blueberry dish.

They were pretty motivated to eat all of their dinner that evening since this was waiting for dessert!

Blueberry Graham Pudding Dessert

This morning we went to church, and then came back here to clean up around the house.  I made some blueberry jam this afternoon, and after dinner we went to play bingo at the local fire station.


Trenton won $30 in a game.

Charlotte was a great sport about it.

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We even told them before we started playing that any money they won would be split between them.  But that didn’t seem to matter to her.

Her mood turned around by the end of the night’s $300 jackpot game though!

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I’d say that’s a pretty good end to a fantastic weekend!


Traci@TheHallway said...

What an awesome weekend!! Looks like a blast! I am laughing out loud about Charlotte's "dress" she really wanted, and her crying over Trenton winning! Haha! Poor girl! But the big winnings is amazing!!!!!! How

Alejandra said...

Whoa! $300!! That's fantastic! The bath picture of the three kids has me cracking up! I can't wait to be able to do a triple bath! We just planted sunflowers today, so your picture has me excited to watch them grow.

Kate @ Daffodils said...

So you are saying this weekend that you taught Charlotte about sexy lingerie and gambling?

haha too cute (and thanks for the ring and pics- it did arrive this weekend!)

Jen said...

How fun!! Weekends like that are the best.

Shannon said...

So much to love about this post.

First - Red Robin = YUM!
C's dress from Target is hilarious.
And OMG the $$$!? What does a little girl do with $300??

Ashley said...

I love going to a farm and being able to pick fresh fruit! Sounds like the kids are great pickers!

Rachel Ross said...

Her face in those bath pictures...hilarious!! And I love Charlotte's outfit choice..beautiful! ;) Looks like you guys are having a blast in PA!!

Amanda* said...

Charlotte is so cute!!! Love her personality!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Blueberry pickin!!!! So fun, looks like yall had a fabulous weekend. Glad it turned out to be nice for yall! PS: way to go on the bingo wins!!

Antoinette Musik said...

Such beautiful children!! So much happiness.

Antoinette x

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Amanda said...

What a great weekend! And jackpot!! Wow!! How awesome!