Monday, July 24, 2017

Weekend at the Blueberry Patch

One of my favorite annual traditions is taking the girls to the orchards for berry picking. It is something that I started when it was just Olivia and I, and it has been fun to add a little more company each year. The girls always look forward to the drive out to the farm and they love to take advantage of all the berries they can eat!

We had been anticipating the annual trip for weeks and the weather finally cooperated for us to go this past weekend. This year was the first year Brian has joined us on our typically "ladies only" adventure but it made it that much more fun (not to mention how nice it was to have some help with the girls). This was also Evelyn's first time berry picking and to say she loved it would be an understatement. If her tiny fists were not full of berries, her mouth sure was!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Perfectly Imperfect

I took the girls down to a small local lake that is about a quarter of a mile from our house. I had these visions of the perfect evening and the photos I would capture as the sun was setting. The girls, well, they had other plans.

Within minutes of arriving, they were soaking wet and covered head to toe in sand. They laughed, they played in the sand and they splashed in the water. Getting tired and running out of energy, we walked over to the local ice cream shop and grabbed a few cones (with rainbow sprinkles of course). It was the perfect opportunity to cool down and dry out. On the long walk back up the hill to return home the girls ran ahead and each took turns rolling down the hills.

I realized that this perfect evening that I had envisioned, the one that seemingly wasn't turning out at all like I had planned, was really the girls perfect evening.

I can't wait for them to look back one day at the spontaneous beach fun that was had that hot July night.

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