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