Saturday morning started with a household stroll earlier than Rett’s morning nap. Though I nonetheless would not say that now we have Rhett on a totally predictable schedule on the time, now he has a schedule of two days a day and that feels very nice. For some time we tried to squeeze an additional cat nap right here and there and it was simply exhausting (for all of us!), So figuring out that we are able to normally depend on two semi-hard naps from it every single day appears like a victory.
Oh! And guess what !? Rhett is formally EIGHT months previous !!
He turned 8 final Thursday and appears to wish to have fun this essential second with inch worms all through our home. That is the cutest little half-crawl and man, oh man, this little child is decided to get anyplace Sadie is correct now! Between his older brothers and Sadie, he doesn’t wish to be left with out something, and if he’s awake today, he strikes and strikes.
After our morning stroll and Rhett’s bedtime, we had our large journey of the day on the agenda! We had plans to fulfill our good associates Kevin and Chandra and their two boys at Patterson Farms to choose strawberries!
(Getting 5 boys with 5 or much less in a single picture is not any small feat, I let you know.)
We began our time on the farm within the barn with our workforce that loves animals.
All of the boys beloved to feed the animals and verify on the infants and children, who have been lovely.
We’ve got been to Patterson Farms many occasions through the years and we find it irresistible as a result of it’s a actual paradise for kids. They’ve a big play space the place youngsters can run, reminiscent of animals, seasonal actions (pumpkins, strawberries, and many others.), walks with mini trains, walks with hay within the fall and extra. It was Kevin and Chandra visiting for the primary time and we had no downside spending a couple of hours working in every single place with our associates and boys.
As for the strawberries, Ryan and I stated we had nice success grabbing tickets on the primary day of the strawberry selecting season as a result of the fruit was plentiful and so candy and juicy! We stuffed an enormous bucket and I am fairly certain the boys ate their weight in fruit whereas they have been consuming.
Ryan and I kicked our manner residence as a result of we did not freeze the bowl of ice cream from our ice cream machine so we might make recent strawberry ice cream tonight! (For the primary time, our ice cream maker is promoting primarily – 58% off! – on Amazon proper now!) Nonetheless, we managed to take advantage of the strawberry bread and put collectively a scrumptious strawberry bar to benefit from the father-in-law, Greg, when he joined us tonight whereas all of us watched the Kentucky derby collectively.
I promise there is a cake someplace. I am only a fan of ice cream + do-it-yourself cream, in order that they took middle stage in my bowl.
Sunday began with a semi-cool morning (“semi” as a result of, properly, #children) and we frolicked close to residence earlier than Rhett’s morning nap. As he procrastinated, the older children performed within the yard, Ryan labored within the yard, and I broadcast a Burn Boot Camp on the alley.
Rhett’s nap lasted about 75 minutes, and after he acquired up and fed, Chase and Ryder jumped on their bikes, and we climbed to the marina close to our home to verify on the turtles and fish.
I am undecided how properly you’ll be able to see it within the image above, however to the left of Ryder’s helmet you’ll be able to see certainly one of our turtle associates. They like to sunbathe on this place and now we have seen as much as 15 to chill down on the similar time! Some time in the past, a pleasant man instructed Ryan and the boys you can inform that spring is right here when the turtles come again to play, so now that we see them, the boys say, “It is spring !!!”
Rhett was simply completely satisfied to have a while for grass and a blanket. He’s an out of doors lover like his large brothers, that is for certain!
I threw lunch collectively for everybody after we acquired residence whereas Ryan was heading to his afternoon soccer sport. I stored the large children at residence and managed to make Ryder and Rhett fall asleep on the similar time (uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!), So whereas Chase had some quiet time on his personal, I labored for about an hour. After I put my laptop away, Chase and I acquired collectively a couple of occasions earlier than the little guys acquired up. He helped me make a strawberry recipe №2 – Smitten Kitchen’s summer time strawberry cake.
A lot of you advisable this one to me by way of Instagram Tales and it was a HUGE winner !!!
Ryan got here residence from his sport within the late afternoon, after which Greg joined us for dinner once more as we grilled and loved the solar!
And now Monday is forward of us and it is time to begin rolling this weekday. I hope you all have an awesome day and, as at all times, thanks for making my weblog a part of it!
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