Monday, August 9, 2010

Playing Catch-up aka The World's Longest Post

Ah, the glorious days of summer! They speed by so fast! We're proud of ourselves for all that we've squeezed in this summer. Unfortunately a lot of it was long ago and I still have yet to mention it on our blog. Uh, heh. :)

We spent an afternoon at Wards Berry Farm petting the farm animals (Khloe laughed hysterically at each one), indulging in a delicious smoothie (if you can call banana with choc a smoothie, lol), and scouring the field for some delicious strawberries.

I hope everyone can still love and respect me after I admit that this summer I baked bread for the very first time. Thanks to Mel for some seriously amazing recipes which is where I got the recipe and of course, Mom, who I called at least half a dozen times. See how very lovely they turned out? I was quite pleased with my efforts (hence the enormous grin). I figured it was a momentous occasion, worthy of a photograph. Lol.

We celebrated Independence Day on Saturday with our good friends. We had quite the spread, not the least of which was juicy watermelon (Khloe's fav). We made some toss-around homemade ice cream and played around in the Keyes' backyard. Oh the joy of a big backyard! On Sunday we looked festive at church and hosted more friends at our house for a BBQ...

We spent a day in Boston checking out another section of the Freedom Trail. While we have frequented Boston's North End we have not stopped at the historic sites there so that's where we headed. We were excited to come across these Colonial musicians. Khloe clapped along. We went thru the Paul Revere Mall to Old North Church. Most interesting to me were the separate cubical-like pews that each family had. Wes and I thought that seemed nice for corralling and controlling the kids :) (you can tell we have a 1 year old!).

One fabulous thing about Boston is how many free activities there are. In the summer they have "Free Fridays" where different locations around the Boston vicinity host a free day. Wes also had Fridays off when he was doing his APEX internship so we loaded Sophie, Piper and Khloe in the car and drove them to the Franklin Park Zoo. It was SO HOT. We had a lot of fun, all the girls like animals, but by the time we made it back to the car everyone's cheeks were red and we were all dripping sweat. That definitely called for some water-table time. (Poor Kristen couldn't join the fun because she was home nursing her nose back to health)

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