So, the husband has a bit of an Ebay addiction… A few weeks ago, he took #1, and they drove to Iowa to pick up this beauty. (It’s kind of hard to see in the photo, but it’s a shuffleboard type bowling game from the 50’s?)
That left the younger 3 and me alone for the weekend. It was an absolutely gorgeous couple of days, so we took advantage of the weather & went out and had some fun!
First on the agenda was the Homecoming parade. The entire school system is released from school early for the big event! As a friend stated on Facebook, “If our Homecoming parade isn’t a big old slice of Americana, I don’t know what is.”
We enjoyed the parade with friends. All of the kids hit the jackpot with the candy! The theme of the floats was “The Avengers”, so #4 collected his candy in his Iron Man helmet! He was thrilled to see Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Spiderman. (You would’ve thought we were at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade!)
Following the parade, we went home to a night of popcorn and candy (of course!), and had a sleepover in our “Fun Room” (which is what we call our family room/rec room).
We were up early Saturday am for #2’s soccer game. He did a great job, scoring 4 goals, including one for the other team (which has kind of become his signature move!). His other signature move has been making silly faces for the camera!
After soccer, we headed to our local Farmers Market. Because we travel for work most weekends during the summer, this is the first weekend we’ve been able to go. I was so excited! The weather was perfect, the boys were good, and there were so many good vendors there. We are truly blessed in our area! I scored some local raw honey, spaghetti squash, a cantaloupe, 3 native plants for our yard, and a few new flavors of tea to try. My two favorites of the day were honey crisp apples, and homemade tomales and salsa from a local vendor (our lunch!).
After lunch, we ran a few errands, then met some friends at Sugar Bean Cupcakes for their fall festival. The boys and I tried Lemon Drop, Red Velvet, French Toast, and Carmel Apple. Needless to say, a great time was had by all!
The boys fell asleep on the way home, which gave me a nice, quiet drive to Harvestland, another source for local food I’ve recently discovered. They “produce organically grown food, while also providing employment for disadvantaged individuals”, according to their website. I’ve bought from them several times at various farmers markets, etc., but it was nice to go to their actual location to check things out (and snap a few pictures!).
After being gone all day, we headed home to clean the house before dad and big brother returned from their road trip! Have you had any fun weekends recently?
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