The weather was a bit too cold for our usual trip to the beach for spring break, so when one of Amelia’s friends mother asked if we’d like to go pick strawberries, I thought it was a fun idea.
We live about an hour away from several strawberry farms, and this time of the year, some of those farms open up for “you pick”. You pick the strawberries for 50 cents a pint, put them in your own containers, and enjoy! They are just the prettiest berries I’ve ever seen!
Amelia and Maggie had a blast picking and tasting the strawberries, and it was a good excuse for them to get real dirty.
Now, what to do with all the strawberries?
The annual chalk festival has become a spring family tradition for us. This is the third year we’ve attended, and we always have a great time. The artists are so talented, and I am so inspired by their work. The girls and I always start at Starbucks, and walk down the entire festival and back. We also stopped by the produce stand, where the kiddos picked out some honey crisp apples, an asian pear, and a pineapple. The highlight for me, however, was finding this beautiful vintage Catherine Holm plate for only $10 dollars. It is the prettiest color, and now that I have two pieces, I officially have a collection.
Happy Weekend to you!
New sand for the sandbox is a sure sign of spring at our house. The girls were more than happy to plant their feet in the sand and spend an hour building sandcastles, and shooing our Italian Greyhound out of the box.
Maggie had to chase a chicken or two out of her playhouse, too.
I recently found this mid-century magazine rack at a yard sale for 75 cents. I gave it a fresh coat of enamel paint, and now it’s the perfect place for my children’s spring books.
I am trying to be better at updating this neglected Tumblr blog of mine. I love the way this magazine rack turned out!
If you want happy chickens, you feed them live crickets. I’m not brave enough to touch them, so the kids and chickens rely on my mom to bring over this cherished snack. The girls squeal as the bugs jump around, and the chickens can’t gobble them up fast enough.
Sundays are my favorite. A day to sleep in, a day when no one has to work or go to school, a day for relaxing or getting stuff done. Today will be a little bit of both for us. I made chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, and served them on my favorite green vintage dishes in honor of Saint Patrick, and in a bit we will head to the mall to meet the Easter Bunny. Later, we will be working in the yard spreading mulch, and then I hope going out for a family dinner at our favorite pizza place.
I took the girls to a portrait studio today. It has been a while since we’ve done that. I think there are some pretty cute shots of the little ladies.
We have finally had a string of warm weather days, and it’s got me singing like a bird. I am just so happy to see the spring like temperatures return. The chickens are, too, because we’ve had handfuls of eggs every day. The mister and I have been working in the yard, getting ready to plant our garden, and I’ve been working on some cleaning projects indoors, as well as decorating for Easter. The girls and I baked the bunny cookies today.
I hope warmer weather is on it’s way to you soon, too.
We spent three chilly days at Walt Disney World last weekend. We stayed at the lovely Port Orleans Riverside Resort in their new Royal Guest Room. We spent time at Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and the Magic Kingdom. It was a fun weekend filled with roasting marshmallows, horse-drawn carriage rides, Disney movies on the lawn, Ghiradelli hot chocolate, and good quality family time. (Amelia was sprinkled with fairy dust. You can see the sparkle in the up close photo of her in the red jacket. It was a highlight for her)
I was given a cold as a parting gift from Disney, so I am resting today so I can enjoy the eighty degree weather we will see this Sunday.
Spring break is right around the corner for Amelia, and I am dreaming of a trip to the beach.
What are your spring break plans?