Monday, July 27, 2009

pear fair

going to the pear fair was another one of those things that val and i have said we wanted to do each summer. well, we finally went this year. it's always the last sunday in july in the small town of courtland along the river.

there were a lot of pears in the orchards as we drove to courtland. all looked ready to be picked!

we sat in the shade as the pear parade made its way through the streets. wave to the pear queen!

there were a lot of things for the kids to do. this wasn't one that we let them do though! ha!

the jumpies await!! connor saw these from the parking lot and couldn't wait to play on them.

did i mention that it was frickin' hot!?!? it was! the kids were hot and sweaty from playing on the jumpies, i was just hot and sweaty from watching them. :) so giant snowcones were the answer to how to cool off.

we didn't eat anything with pears while we were there. but we did leave with a bagful of pears to take home.

ice cream safari

we went to the ice cream safari at the sacramento zoo this past saturday with the culcasi's. this was our first time there, and it definitely won't be our last. once inside there's all the baskin robbins ice cream you can eat! you just walk right up and get a dish, cone, sundae or float...mmm! the kids thought that was the coolest thing. this was our kind of safari!! ha! so many choices--chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mint chip, peanut butter and chocolate, mango sorbet, rootbeer floats, to name a few!

waiting for a scoop of the next delicious ice cream flavor

one of kaleigh's favorite flavors--mint chip

this strawberry ice cream put me over the top. i felt like i didn't want to see any more ice cream for at least a year!! (ok, that feeling lasted a whole day...i ate ice cream last night)

oh, and we saw some animals too! haha! it wasn't all about the ice cream...was it???

Saturday, July 4, 2009

champion again!!

every 4th of july we watch the nathan's hot dog eating contest. what a way to start the morning! ha! it's not like we're fans of it, more like intrigued. why would people do this kind of thing for sport??? well joey chestnut did it again for the 3rd year in a row...68 dogs in 10 minutes! yikes!!
hot dog anyone?!? i'll pass. :)