Our tomatoes are going like gangbusters. We could probably pick some everyday. However, we don't exactly get out there everyday. So sometimes, we have lots to find.
Check out this beauty.
We started by putting them all in a large colander. You can see that got kinda full.
When the colander could no longer hold our bounty, we switched to our cart and filled that up instead. Nearly twenty tomatoes later, Charley were pushing our haul up to the house.
Our desire to "pick" however, was not filled. We focused on the overgrown nasturtium instead. They've been flowering for over a month now and show no signs of stopping.
We were out and about in our neighborhood the other day and our neighbor Carol come out to say hi. And guess what . . . she brought us some AWESOME new cars. They're super cool and super fast. We built this ramp for them and sent them down over and over again.
Then Daddy had a brilliant idea. He set up some animals and we let our cars run down the hill and crash in to the animals at the bottom. It was pretty awesome.
Grandma C's Aunt Jean and Uncle Buck were in town this week. They would be our Great Great Aunt and Uncle, right? Anyway, we met them at one of our favorite parks.
There's an old school slide there (there are very few metal slide left in this world) . . .
. . . and a REALLY old school slide. Get it?
One of our most favorite discoveries since we started taking walks in which we actually walk rather than roll in stroller is sewers. We're not really sure where the things go that we drop down there and we're not really sure what's down there in general. We just hope it doesn't bite.
It was a very enjoyable afternoon. So enjoyable that we held hands as we strolled . . .
. . . but only for a moment.
When we were leaving the restaurant, after we went to the Children's Museum with Grandma, there was a great big firetruck parked on the street. We stopped by to say hello to the firefighters and when they left, they turned their lights on for us. It was pretty awesome.
Oh yeah, the candy thing. Turns out they were stopped there on the street so a couple of the firefighters could go the candy store nearby. Apparently firefighters like candy. Doesn't everyone?
"Grandma, are you going to you're car?"
- Charley asks as we're leaving the restaurant.
"My car is at your house. Can I ride with you?"
- Grandma replies.
"No, you have to walk home."
- Charley informs Grandma.
Our Grandma C likes to dance. Seriously. Check it out. We took her to the Childrens Museum and spent lots of time in the music video room, "dancing" to The Wheels on the Bus.
It was a pretty awesome afternoon. Popping handfuls of bubbles . . .
. . . and playing with light at the new exhibit.
Also at the new exhibit was this giant wind tunnel thing. All you have to do is put a few pretend leaves in the tube and . . .
SHOOOOOOOOM! The leaves get sucked up into the tube.
It's pretty amazing and worth a closer look.
It wasn't all fun an games. We got a little work done at the factory while we were there.
Those blocks won't just move themselves you know.
It was a pretty tiring afternoon. Thanks for coming along Grandma.
We waited oh-so-patiently for the caramel to harden just a bit before chomping down on our creations. Seriously one of the best things we've ever eaten.
They were super-sticky too. Every time we picked it up, the caramel took the plate with it . . .
. . . and every time we took a bite, a little caramel was left in our teeth too.
So eventually we stopped trying to pull it up from the plate . . .
. . . and finally, we gave up on the plate all together.
We were promised great things with these caramels so we painstakingly unwrapped each one.
Man we were pleasantly surprised. We made caramel apples with our fresh-picked apples.
And then we sprinkled sprinkles on them. All of our favorite things coming together.
You can never really have enough apples in the house. So, we went apple picking again. Some apples tend to be just out of reach, but if it's perfect, it must be picked.
The best apples aren't always up top, sometimes they're hidden underneath.
After some intense searching and reaching, we each had our own apple.
As always, there was some silliness as well. Check out how tall this grass is.
We went to an awesome lake today for an awesome cause. We met our good friend Matt and participated in the Liz Logelin Foundation 5k - Strolling through the garden of awesome. We arrived early, but that was OK. We immediately hit the beach and began strolling through the water.
After Daddy caught us, we decided he might be OK with us throwing sand into the water. He was. Awesome.
Just look at all the people who came out for the event.
Once all the announcements were made, we took to the trails. Look at all the boats.
Eventually, we came to another beach on the same lake. There were swings on this beach.
Our new best friend Jamie was walking with us and when we stopped at
the second beach she gave us rocks to throw into the water.
And when we ran out, she helped us find some more. See, new best friend.
We did some more walking with our friends, Jamie and Andrea (who's out
front). It was an amazingly beautiful morning.
When we finally finished walking around the entire lake, we were pretty hungry. So we found a huge tree and ate some lunch. PBJ, apples, and yogurt.
All that walking on a warm summer morning can make a couple little guys pretty hot and sweaty. Our good friends Matt and Maddy (the hosts of the 5k, too), invited us to Maddy's grandparent's house for a little gathering around their pool. We did a little "fishing".
We also showed Matt how good we are at splashing in the pool. What a great way to
say thank you, huh? We thought so, and we think Matt did too. It was great to see