“That’s why I love vegetables” (The Fantasticks)

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Another weekend in Fair Play. This was the first weekend in many months that the four of us went alone. It was nice – the kids were great, and we enjoyed the quiet time with them. The highlight for us and the kids had to be the trip to neighbor Rosie’s incredible garden. It is producing a ton of fruit and vegetables right now, and the kids got to walk around and pick and eat whatever they wanted. They got to try all sorts of raspberries, strawberries, grean beens, tomatoes, peppers, and perhaps best of all, Rosie sent us home with (along with bunch of stuff) an amazing watermelon! Watermelon happens to be Evan’s favorite right now, so it was perfect timing.

This weekend also marked a huge point in our lives. Our very first grapes eaten off of our own vines. It’s not quite a vineyard yet, but the grandparents gave us 2 grape vines when we announced baby #3. One Cabernet, and one Thompson seedless.  The Thompson does not have any grapes on it this year, but the Cab has about 20 or so and the first two were ready to eat. So I gave one to Evan, and one to Sophie. Evan spit his out – so much for our amazing soil and sun in Fair Play!

The very first two Cab grapes grown on our property!

The very first two Cab grapes grown on our property!

Evan and Sophie in the Rosie's garden

Evan and Sophie in the Rosie's garden

Sophie tries a tomato off the vine

Sophie tries a tomato off the vine

Evan about to bite into a unripe  tomato

Evan about to bite into a unripe tomato

Gifts from Rosie - including some incredible Jam!

Gifts from Rosie - including some incredible Jam!

Evan enjoying another piece of watermelon

Evan enjoying another piece of watermelon

more watermelon

more watermelon

Sophie in the garden

Sophie in the garden

Sophie enjoying watermelon in the pool

Sophie enjoying watermelon in the pool

Evan's grown up look

Evan's grown up look

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