On Friday, the kids and I headed to The Oregon Garden, a huge garden about an hour's drive away. We explored, found a hobit house, saw some amazing plants, rode the tram, and played in a fountain. It was fun, although there was a bit too much walking for Finn, especially since it was hot out.... If I was kid-less, I would have spent the entire day meandering around and checking out the nooks and crannies. Instead, I saw what was more accessible, and was happy that I got to see what I did!
Saturday we started the morning with a trip to the Farmers Market. We came home with raspeberries (that didn't even last the afternoon!), blackberries, blueberries, potatoes, kale, cilantro and brocolli. Yum!
Saturday afternoon, Finn and I headed to Vancouver, Washington for their annual Recycled Arts Festival. It was the first time that we had gone and it was way bigger than I had expected. We enjoyed walking around the booths and getting ideas for potential re-use projects that we could do at home. However, a lot of what was there was welded garden art that used recycled metals, and welding is not exactly in my homesteaders tool box. We did buy a super cute hat for Phoebe that has inspired me to start thinking about getting out the sewing machine again (it has been WAY too long). Regardless, I thought it was cool that Vancouver has a whole festival devoted to using recycled materials in art projects.
Saturday night I took the kids to see Old Crow Medicine Show at the Oregon Zoo. Todd had planned on going but changed his mind fairly last minute. After a lot of back and forth, I decided to take the kids solo, which I thought was a bit risky.... but they were great and we all had fun! So glad I decided to go!
Sunday was full of a family swimming trip and lunch out for barbeque, and an afternoon birthday party to end the day. Oh yes, and our washing machine bit the dust (after being repaired only a few weeks ago!) so we will be headed out tomorrow to hopefully find a good deal on a new one!
The days of summer are so fun and full of excitement, but they go by so fast! I can't believe tomorrow is already July!
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