Saturday, May 30, 2009

Straw-ber-ry Fie-lds For min-utes

This morning our journeys took us to Froberg's Farms, a quaint family farm and store just up the road from us in Alvin, TX. On Saturdays they allow customers to pick fresh strawberries in the fields behind the general store. It's a brilliant business model (come to our place to do manual labor in 90 degree heat and then pay us.)

After running a few errands this morning, we were in the neighborhood and Denise suggested we drop by the farm. Although we were only out there for about 15 minutes (it was rather toasty out), the kids made the most of their inaugural fruit picking adventure. Each of us was given a plastic bucket in which to put the strawberries we picked, after which we would pay by weight. Grace was a very industrious helper with putting strawberries in the basket. Dylan was diligent in his fruit gathering as well, but not exactly placing them where he was supposed to.

Monday, May 25, 2009


We had a fun-filled memorial day. We went to the grandparents house and enjoyed a great bbq roast lunch, after which the grandparents graciously babysat while Denise and I went on a date to see Angels and Demons. After getting back from the movie, we all took the kids to the park. They very much enjoyed the swings, going down the slides, and seeing the geese by the lake. Here is a video of fun on the swings.

Look out Picasso.... comes Dylan. Attached is his first masterpiece, skillfully crafted at the international festival at their school a few weeks ago. Note the subtle influences of impressionism and sharp -(yet painstakingly cautious) edges, indicative of a dynamic yet controlled artist.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Elmo loses his head...details at 10

In a surprising display of bravado, Elmo decided to go on a rampage of brash and unruly behavior. Being a man of action, Dylan decided to nip this in the bud and set the record straight with the fuzzy little red guy.!
Not to worry, sesame street fans. As shown below, no Elmos were harmed in our quaint little home. So fortunately, we'll get to listen to the elmo song for many days to come.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

High chairs? We don't need no stinkin' high chairs!

Denise found a nice 2 ft by 2 ft kids table and chairs online, so we went ahead and got it. Daddy's Saturday morning project was to handle the "some assembly required" portion of our new family furniture. Early this afternoon, we decided to give it a whirl for mealtime with a mixed vegetable medley of peas, carrots, corn, and green beans.

Here's a glimpse of their first meal as "grown ups". As a completely impartial 3rd party observer, I'd say they did quite in our blog poll at let us know your conclusions!