Our mission this past weekend was to spend as much time outdoors and enjoy the sun while we still can.
This sudden realization came a few days after finding out that we will need to carry some of our winter gear on the plane with us when we move to Mongolia in August. You see we were told that the first snow arrived in September last year – and if that’s the case again this year, let’s just say I’d like to be ready for that.
So outdoors we went – Saturday we spent the day walking the Northern Virginia trails (well, we were walking or rather running after the kids who were riding their scooters) before stopping for a good German meal and pastries at the Heidelberg pastry shop.
Sunday, we headed to a favorite farm for a strawberry festival and lots of “pick your own” fun. Nothing can beat a wagon ride to the strawberry fields!
And yes, Juliana insisted in picking strawberries in a dress but it was a good thing I brought an extra set of clothes “just in case” as she slipped on gravel while running and bruised up her entire left thigh. Good thing I always carry my mini-first aid kit with me.
But that didn’t bring anyone down – lots of fun was still be had at the farm including a cow train ride, animals, and more – the only way to get the kids to leave was to bribe them with chocolate ice cream.
On Memorial Day we hit the trails again and watched our Little City’s Memorial Day parade. We didn’t quite know what to expect but had lots of fun – and why had we forgotten that there was so much candy involved at parades? When the kids weren’t waving their little flags, they were busy stuffing candy into their mouths – so, all in all, win/win for everyone since John and I got our treats in the form of a cold beer at a local brewery before we soaked in the sun and the parade!