Monday, July 5, 2010

The 4th

Walking back to the blueberry bushes - I came prepared to let Charlotte pick. I should have known Douglass Charles was going to insist on coming too. Isn't this pic too cute?

Picking blueberries

Mrs. Suzie showing Charlotte how it is done.

Little man walking hand and hand with his daddy. Douglass Charles has become quite attached while Doug has been home this summer.

We spent the long weekend at home. We had a weekend full of activities - dinner with The Kimmels' on Saturday and dinner with the Lazzaros' on Sunday. Doug normally plays golf on Mondays, so they are actually there today. It was a fun and relaxing weekend with lots of wonderful food.

Saturday, Suzie and her husband Brad invited us to her parent's place and we swam, grilled out and picked blueberries. Sunday night we had a shrimp boil with our new neighbors, Adam and Liz, and watched neighborhood fireworks after the kiddos went to bed (sadly the kids were just too tired to wait for all the loud, lighted fun).

One of the highlights of the weekend was picking blueberries. Honestly, in my mind, blueberries are kind of a staple of the holiday and what better way to enjoy a summer's eve. Suzie's parents have a Christmas tree farm (where we will be getting our tree this coming year). Her father grows a wealth of veggies along with a multitude of blueberries. They were generous enough to share the wealth.

The kids thoroughly enjoyed this task - much to my delight. One of my favorite childhood past times. Douglass Charles is our little blueberry addict and he seriously went hardcore over the bushes - literally shoving handfulls of blueberries into his mouth (we are still paying for this indulgence).

We had such a wonderful time and appreciate Suzie and Brad and Adam and Liz sharing part of their holiday with us.

P.S. Suzie will have much better pictures of our blueberry extravaganza in the weeks to come. :) Hope your 4th was a good one.


Courtney said...

Looks like so much fun! Such cute pics :). I'm laughing so hard about y'all paying for his indulgence with blueberries. We know all about that from Henry because he goes crazy over them too!

The Kimmels said...

We had the best time with you guys on Saturday. The kids were so much fun and Brad and I are STILL laughing about Douglas Charles and the blueberries. We also thoroughly enjoyed the message you left yesterday with some of the 'rewards' from him eating so many blueberries. He was seriously addicted!! I told my parents and they laughed about it too. Cant wait until our next visit. Have a great time this weekend if I don't talk to you before then.