This weekend it was so glorious and warm, which led to a lot of outdoor fun! Saturday we were out and about and saw that a fishin' place was open so we stopped and let the kids fish. It was a trout farm, so technically it was cheating, but the kids don't know and they didn't care. They had a blast! The guys at the place gutted them for us and put them on ice so we didn't have to do that part, but we had to clean them and de-bone them. Let's just say that we need some serious practice, I think we only got about 75% of the meat because we were just horrible!
A couple of weeks ago the girls told me there was a cemetery in our neighborhood. Of course I didn't believe them and chopped it up to some of the other kids telling them ghost stories or something. Well, we went driving and sure enough there is was. It's fenced and looks very old. So while walking Saturday we walked by and Rusty walked up in there to check it out. He said they're all from the 1740's through the 1800's. How amazing is that! If I can work up the time (i.e. without my children) I am going to take a few pictures. I love cemeteries. Not in a morbid or strange way, I just think they are beautiful and peaceful, which may be strange to you, but I've always enjoyed walking through them.
On Sunday we got another day of unbelievable warmth so I jumped at the opportunity to take Ava's two year pictures. She was not an easy subject to shoot at all! Basically I learned that if I am going to take Ava's pictures I need to be with her alone. Having Rusty and the girls there was too much of a distraction. She was just being a typical toddler and acting crazy. I did end up getting a couple of cute ones, but I'm going to give it one more try. I also learned that the ice cream was a fantastic prop, but I may need to wait and use it when she's a bit older, she was slightly messy!