Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Strawberries, the Drive-in and more Summertime Fun

We are about to start our Summer travels, so I wanted to update my blog before everyone really thinks I've fallen off the face of the Earth.  The following pictures are mere snippets from the fun we've been having since school got out.

We picked our strawberries before the rabbits got them all

Making strawberry jam to have on homemade rolls for Family Home Evening

A couple weeks ago we went to the classic Blue Fox Drive-In to see Kung Fu Panda with a couple of my siblings.  Actually I think this was another FHE. 

The whole gang before the show.  Dad let us borrow his truck for the full effect!  Next time we'll go all out and put a mattress in the back like Aunt Sar and Uncle Kyle did. 

Sisterly LOVE

Uncle Danny keeping the kids busy until the sun finally disappeared.

One of the neighboring cars felt the need to provide pre-movie music (well mostly bass) so Sar and Asher decided to bust some moves!

This was Mike getting creative with duct tape to stabilize Asher's busted collarbone so he could go swimming.  What would we do without duct tape?


During one of their dress-up sessions Haven found our giraffe costume.  She walked in with it on and said, "Still fits, except for the mittens!"  If you look closely you'll notice the mittens are at her elbows.  Who cares if the costume is for a 6-12 month old.


Mom said...

That's how I feel every day when I get dressed!! Go Haven :)

Mom said...

Love the "Sisterly Love" shot - it's priceless!!

Jennnnnna said...

Alright.. sounds like I'm officially part of the fam or something ;)
Cool strawberry pic. Awesome duct tape ingenuity. Haven's going to be a trend-setter when she is older!!

RE: Dearest Nenna
You're silly.
1) I never stopped loving you, goodness. 2) I know you care. 3) I'll do what I want with my PP. 4) Have an amazing month of packing, traveling, and fun!
I'll miss you President!!

Danny and Sar said...

oh man...that was fabulous I haven't laughed like that in a while! Thanks chach!

The Soptich clan said...

this was a great post. And Haven is hilarious in her one giraffe-with-biker-shorts outfit. This made me smile! :)

Kristi said...

Those strawberries are unbelievable!!!! How great to live in a place where things GROW!!!! You have been doing so much fun stuff!

Have a great time traveling!

Lemme said...

wow...Haven belongs on the catwalk!!! grrrr!!

Celeste said...

I love how kids seem to think if you can get something on, no matter how tight it is, it still fits! Haven looks great!

jill said...

those strawberries look fantastic, and I think life doesn't get much better than a warm roll with butter and homeade jam. My mouth is watering! I love that picture of haven...I am actually laughing outloud about it. hilarious!

jill said...

question. how did you get the duct tape off of asher? did his skin come with it...yikes!

ReBeCcA said...

we made a bunch of freezer jam too, but the problem is...it's almost all gone! haven is so cute, too bad we all don't look that cute in clothes that are 6 sizes too small :)

Jill said...

Drive in's rock. I haven't been to one since college! And homemade strawberry jam is the best ever!!!!!!! I'm coming over.

Rachael said...

our rabbits really did get the bulk of our strawberries. Super disappointing, but our plants are small. next year we'll have more, right?! Great times. I love the drive-in and the giraffe picture with haven. Impressive that she got it on! I feel tight just looking at her!!

and congrats to Mike on his triathlon! that is awesome. Isn't it fun to cheer them on!? I think I'd rather be the cheerleader than the racer, myself. :)

KellyAnne said...

Man I miss you guys! Please come back now. :)