Firefly Festival

About two weeks ago, we went out to Terhune Farms in Princeton, for their Firefly Festival with some friends. We had a great time eating farm fresh barbecue, dodging through occasional downpours, making buggy antennae and wings,

coloring firefly wings

coloring firefly wings

going on a tractor ride,

on the tractor ride

on the tractor ride

listening to kid-friendly music by the talented Miss Amy,  climbing all over farm equipment,

driving the John Deere with Jeremiah

driving the John Deere with Jeremiah

going through a gymnastics obstacle course,

Monkey Nose climbing with gymnastics instructor

Monkey Nose climbing with gymnastics instructor

and feeding some sheep and ducks. Oh, and just as the sun was setting, a beautiful double rainbow appeared over the field.

Double rainbow over sheep field

Double rainbow over sheep field

It was a great day!

sweet

sweet

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When We Were Weeding

I didn’t really mean to have such a wonderfully alliterate title, but I like it 🙂
Anyway, Monkey Nose and I went out in the front yard to do some much overdue weeding.  We kneeled down and got to work. Then I heard a little noise like this, “What work, tee work!” It took a few repeats to realize MN was singing the song from “Wonderpets”. It was so cute! Every time she pulled up a weed, she sang her version of “What’s gonna work? Teamwork!”

After a while, we turned to pull weeds from under this tree.

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There were a lot under there. They were hard to see because of all those weepy branches. As I cleared them away, I saw these little blue things.

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Can you see them? They’re robin eggs! How exciting! But, how did they get there? Hmm…

Then I looked up and saw this.

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A robin’s nest! How cool! We have a robin family in our tree! And, it’s right in front of a window, so we can watch them come and go! (Can you tell I’m excited?) I hope they keep living there so we can take more pictures! This may become the first post in a series. We’ll see.  😉

Egg Hunt at Point Pleasant Beach

Egg Hunt

Monkey Nose went digging in the sand today and found 3 eggs!

Well, actually, she was throwing the sand around, and the eggs were given to her, but, same difference.

Every year, on Palm Sunday, Point Pleasant Beach hosts an Egg Hunt for children, on the beach. Despite the destruction still visible from Super Storm Sandy, the Boardwalk and beach are open, so we went to support some local business.

Each child is to bring a shovel, pail or basket, and dig to find 3 eggs with prizes inside. We were late (of course, because I’m always late.  Ask anyone.) so there were no eggs left in the sand. But there were “referees” or something like that wandering around with eggs handing them out to us late comers. So we still win.
And MN will never know the difference. (Unless she reads this later.)

I was so excited that MN had a great time. I love the beach, and I love living close enough to go often. But last year, we only went twice, because MN HATED the sand. If a single grain got on her skin, she FREAKED OUT!!! She sat on my lap, under an umbrella and blanket the entire time. Oh, geez! So, maybe this year will be different.

Then, we met up with some friends and rode the Merry Go Round. Fun!

Here’s another picture, just because.

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