Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July

For Independence day this year we headed to the farm. A few years ago we went into Northfield to check out the in-town festivities, but this year we decided to stay put and just enjoy the sun and watermelon fun. We had friends join us, including Ron's sister and family and his parents. The mosquitoes joined too... thus the mosquito net on Carl's face. You can imagine the silly games they played with the nets on their faces! In the evening we had Minnesota (ahem... Wisconsin) fireworks over the pond.
Watermelon was the hit of the day!
It rained a bit on Saturday, but the adults stayed happy inside eating in the kitchen while the six kids played hide-and-seek in the bedrooms. It is amazing how a little change of scenery can produce so much creativity in kids and so much satisfaction for adults. Who knew that by only having 8 plates, 8 bowls, 8 glasses and so on... I could feel so satisfied in the kitchen? Living simply with less at the farm makes me question everything in my cupboard at home. Until I get home and grab the salad spinner and the .... Ah, the simplicity of life at the farm.

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