The house is well under way now and Jaron's "holiday project" is to build as much as he can of our deck. He didn't want to miss out on hanging out with the family though so we have formed a loose routine for the week. He wakes up earlyish (7am) and spends the morning working then comes home around 10am for 3 or 4 hours. We have been trying to take the kids out and do different things each day, today was really warm and we went to the pool - something I can't do on my own with the three of them! Lil still has a day nap, so while she is sleeping Jaron goes back and does some more work on the deck and then comes home around 4pm and we have been going to the beach for a play and swim before dinner. Then after all of that he heads back to the deck until it gets dark around 9:30pm! The deck is progressing nicely, as fast as it can when it is a one man show - will share some photos soon.
Our kids are big berry lovers so yesterday we decided to take them out berry picking. There is a pick-your-own strawberry farm about 25 minutes from our house (at Turners Beach) that we drove to only to find that they were closed for a few days over the holidays! So, back home we drove to a berry farm that is a 2 minute drive from our house!! The last time we picked berries here was 2 years ago and we turned up only to find out that they don't do "pick-your-own" anymore!! The man who owns the farm must have seen the disappointment in our faces and said to us, "oh, come on then...there's an overgrown patch out the back that hasn't been picked for a week - eat your hearts out!" We were very lucky!!
Oscar was determined to find the biggest strawberry...Lil was determined to eat as many as possible...
Then they discovered the raspberries and there was no stopping them!
We had the missionaries for dinner so shared our pick with them accompanied by cream, icing sugar and ice cream!
YUM! I LOVE SUMMER!!!