Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer weekending

It was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend!  I got to do some things that have been on my list since June!  Good thing considering this is the last "official" week of summer.  How did that happen?  All my Southern Facebook friends are posting 1st day of school pictures today.  Next week school will start for all of us in the Northeast.  Crazy!

Saturday started out with soccer practice (cancelled from Thursday due to rain).  After some grocery shopping and cleaning and organizing at home, we headed out to go berry picking (1 of the things on my summer to-do list).  We headed to Bowman Orchards for pick your own blueberries and raspberries.  The kids had a blast running through the rows of blueberry and raspberry bushes, and eating just as many as they picked!  Hubs and I were literally dripping with sweat.  I think it must have been one of the most humid days of the year.  While we were there, we also picked up some cider donuts.  Sooo good!  I had all sorts of plans for our fruit (smoothies, muffins) however the boys have devoured over half of our haul already so I don't think that will happening.  We'll be heading back in a few weeks when apple picking season is in full swing (and the humidity is gone).  We have gone apple picking every year since Nickolas was born.  It's our fall family tradition!  I can't wait to make some apple pie, apple crisp, and apple muffins!

Saturday night was capped off with some delicious take out pizza from one of our favorite spots.  We were going to start watching "Orange is the new black" on Netflix, but we are lame old people now and were too tired!  LOL  Is anyone watching this show?  What do you think?  Hubs and I were huge fans of Dexter and Breaking Bad and we need a new series to watch now that they are both over.

Sunday morning the boys were up at 7am (as usual) so I sat on the couch watching cartoons, drinking coffee and catching up on some of my favorite blogs (and refereeing a 1 and 4 year old fighting over toys).  Once hubs got up, we got dressed and ready and hit the Farmers Market (the other thing on my summer to do list).  I have been wanting to go to our town's Farmers Market for oh, like 5 years!  Why haven't I gone?  I don't know because it's literally 5 minutes from the house!

The Farmers Market is right on the "waterfront."  We walked around a bit and watched a boat make it's way through the locks (the Erie Canal).  It's pretty cool if you've never seen it.  Then we checked out the vendors.  It's not a huge Farmers Market, but it has the usual....all sorts of fresh veggies and fruit, plants, cut flowers, homemade desserts, homemade soaps and candles, crafts, etc.  There was even a vendor with a bunch of gluten free desserts.  The flourless chocolate cake looked really good.  Almost bought it but didn't.  Maybe next time.  They usually have a local musician playing and a small kid's area set up too. 

After buying some fresh veggies and making our way to the car, I was excited to see they were offering kayak rentals.  There were probably 15 people out kayaking on the river.  Hubs and I said we should definitely do that soon, then remembered how we capsized our canoe at Blue Mountain Lake. Soo... maybe not.

Hubs spent the afternoon working outside and I stayed inside with the kids.  We set up this cute little tent on our deck and the boys loved climbing in and out of it and hiding in it!  Nick wanted to sleep in it last night, but I told him we needed an air mattress first.  The deck is hard!!

It was definitely a lovely weekend.  I am so happy I checked 2 things off my summer to do list!  How was your weekend?  What did you do?  Any plans for the last weekend of summer?

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  1. Apple picking is a great tradition to have, I haven't taken my son yet but maybe this fall.

    1. You definitely should. It's lots of fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. It looks like you guys had a great time! I love blueberry picking and used to go every summer when I lived in New England. Now that I live in the PNW I pick blackberries:) Still fun!

    1. Blackberries are good too! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Blueberry picking would be so much fun! I don't think they grow here in Florida, but I will have to check. My sister-in-law's family owns a huge farm here and we go strawberry picking there every year.

    1. I would love to go strawberry picking! The problem is, I don't remember I want to go strawberry picking until strawberry season is over (which is usually June here in NY)!!