Wednesday, June 9, 2010

life is a bowl of berries

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This is the very face we all had as we strolled through the market today. Blueberries and raspberries were on super sale and consequently we bought a whole cart full of them. We are the easiest bunch in the world to make giddy with excitement. Give us some good fruit and we are all pleased as punch.

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And after we scarfed our bowl full of berries, we spent the afternoon making origami monsters. Well, Benson and I did as poor Banks fell asleep right on the table waiting for me to finish with my "What the!?'s" and "Seriously now what the!'s" and fold his little vampire bat. It took faaaaar to long to figure out, but eventually we conquered the monsters! Benson's is some sort of flying thingymajig that I'd probably know the name of if I read comics.

The thing that's so fun about doing stuff like this is that Benson is usually so amazed at my skills that he spends the whole time saying, "Mom, I feel sooooooo lucky to have such a good mom. You are so talented at making monsters." And will often even though in a "You look so pretty when you are folding the paper like that." He knows how to win me over every time.

14 comments:

Pam said...

Your portrayals are stunning. These boys are going to have the most beautiful documentation of their childhood. I recently took up origami. Took me so long to figure out the basics - well, I had to put it away for my old age --HA! Love the pics. Yum!

laura d said...

I went to our sunflower market and THEY WERE SOLD OUT! Plus, there's a 4-per-customer limit. LAAAAAAME. Dang Utah and all it's canners/jammers!javascript:void(0)

laura d said...

uh, not sure why it tacked on the javascript mumbo jumbo...

Rachel said...

I went last night at 9 to buy some berries too! When they are on a great sale, you just can't pass them up!

Nice work with the moster-making too! Ethan is very good at giving compliments too, it's a good way for a boy to be!

Dad said...

You're sooooo good at making monsters. There's a joke in there someplace. 8-)

melissa marie said...

oh man, you've got a great system. first you are awesome, and then your kids think you're awesome, so you keep being awesome.

Caity said...

My mouth is watering looking at those berries!!! Man o man they look good!

I love when my kids say stuff like that too.

Natalie said...

Carrie-
Banks is too cute. I just learned that Peonys are deer resistant- which is exactly what we need here practically living in the forest and I'm going to plant them all over my yard and think of you every day cuz I know you love them. :)

Carrie said...

Awwwww hooray! Daffodils are deer resistant too. :)

blogbusters said...

Well you are absolutely an amazing Mom! You are great at everything.

kbob said...

Cute pictures! We love berries here too!
-Suz

Matt and Ky said...

OOH. So darling. LOVE it.

Colette said...

what a sweet boy! way to be a good mom!

Silver Strands said...

That smile is too cute! Berries make my day as well. You are a great mom! And I really love your blog, I'm excited to keep reading :)