Friday, July 23, 2010

More Summer Fun

Invented in the 1990's, splash pads have recently become all the rage. Our city has just acquired a new one that my kiddos love. This week the boy and the oldest enjoyed getting dumped with water from overhead buckets. If you haven't checked out your nearest splash pad, it's definitely something to add to your summer to-do list!

This week we also visited a local blueberry farm to pick blueberries. I've never been blueberry (or any berry) picking before, and I for one really enjoyed it. The kiddos were done after about 30 minutes (They got really upset when I told them that the blueberries in their bucket would be added to my bucket to take home. They thought they were picking blueberries for themselves only!) so I'm glad that my mom was with us to help entertain. I stuck with the blueberry picking until we had about a gallon and a half. So far I've made blueberry cobbler and blueberry muffins (and added frozen blueberries to my latest smoothie). And I can't wait to try this blueberry dump cake. Yum! Oh, and that gallon and a half of blueberries plus two large seedless watermelons cost me $16! I love that doing something fun can also be very frugal for the grocery budget!

10 comments:

  1. Fresh picked berries are truly one of the delights of summer! Blackberries will be ripe in a few more weeks out here in Oregon. I can't wait!!! Have a great weekend!!!

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  2. I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your comment! I really love your photos! I've never been blueberry picking before, but I've seen some strawberry & apple farms around where I live and I've really been wanting to go. I hope you and your children enjoy your blueberries!!

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  3. Mmmmmm...blueberries! I keep wanting to try this recipe for blueberry-zucchini bread.
    http://seasonsofmyheart.blogspot.com/2010/07/yummy-bread.html

    I don't know if there is a splash pad close by but it looks fun! And refreshing!

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  4. I can't believe how you captured the movement of the water in these pictures. They are just priceless. I love your blog header too. Such great eyes. So nice to meet you on 504 Main.

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  5. Those are super cute shots!

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  6. The splash pad is on my list for this summer. It looks like so much fun! I'll have to work on my photography skills before we go. :)

    I went blueberry picking once as a child. I remember how bored I was after a few minutes. You are a real trooper!

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  7. Looks fun! I still enjoy a good splash pad on a hot summer day... :)

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  8. Hahaha! It's always worth pointing out to children exactly what they're doing when picking fruit! LOL!

    I used to pick strawberries for a local jam factory when I was a teenager, for pocket money. Hard work, and you have to get up early, but it was a great experience! Black back (from the sun) and black fingers from the strawberry hods, and .... um ... pink mouths from the juice. ;)

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  9. Sounds like you had a great weekend! I love the pictures, and I want to go get water dumped on me now! Guam has nothing like that unfortunately.

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  10. I love those fountains or splash pads - didn't know they were called that. It is too cold where we live, but I know a good one in Los Angeles...we are so there. FUN!

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