what a Saturday

Our Saturday was jam-packed and I loved it!
It started with Lucy waking up earlier than normal. But instead of fighting it (with her watching an hour of TV while I tried to continue sleeping) I got up, showered, and got things in motion. The kids made eggs with dad, I packed up our day-bag of snacks, etc. and we were all dressed and out the door by 10am. Quite an accomplishment for a Saturday morning.

Casey found a cute Strawberry Festival online so we drove down to Garden Grove to enjoy it. Everything about their main street, old-town drag spoke of strawberries:
That's my kind of fire hydrant:
There was a parade down Main Street with all the regulars.....and Casey's favorite: a bunch of Shriner's:
Then we hit the carnival for all sorts of rides and treats.
should Casey need to use the facilities....
We all got something fun out of the day. Lucy got to go on two rides (which were way more money than I care to tell). First, Dumbo with mom:
Then the Merry-Go-Round with Dad. She told us 10 times while waiting in line that she wanted to get the blue dragon. And since there was only one on the ride, she was worried:
but........Phew! Got him:
Owen's treat was, hmmmm....hanging out and taking in all the sights:
(he took a face plant on Friday and his upper lip is quite red. I'd like to say it looks better today, but after taking two more falls this afternoon he only looks worse. There are all sorts of scratches now on the left side of his face. The joys of being 18 months old):
Casey got his mountainous Strawberry Shortcake:
which he kindly shared with me and Owen. Lucy wasn't into it (shocker):
And my treat??? Kettle Corn, of course! BUT, not from the fairgrounds. There was none to be found. But since we were so close to Disneyland, I made Casey stop at Downtown Disney while I ran in and picked up a bag. It really didn't take too long and was so worth it.
So while we did this on the car ride home:
The kids did this:
It was a joyous hour.

Later that afternoon we ate leftover homemade pizza in the backyard. (Casey doesn't always look mad while he's eating)
Casey and the kids washed both the cars! (I didn't even have to help)
And we worked on our latest project....stripping, sanding, and giving a new-life to this awesome table I bought at a garage sale two weeks ago:
we found the actual wood under all those layers of gunk:
I just can't decide what color it will be?? Here's the before:
The after will either be all-white (maybe with bright colored chairs) or all-yellow (lemon yellow). I won't paint it till we have an actual house to put it in and I get a feel for the dining room. But there's plenty of work for me to do till we reach the painting stage!

We finished our day with some laundry, movie watching, and panda express for dinner. Mmmm, I love a busy day. And I love a warm shower at the end to clean it all off.


dietcokegrrl said...

Awwww, we used to always go to the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival with my family...forgot all about it until now. Fun times!

YAY for kettle korn and diet coke....yum. What a great day!!

Can't wait to see how the table turns out!

Nicole said...

What a great day! How fun to go to a strawberry festival too. We enjoy things like that ourselves.

I love the picture of the kids in the back of the truck, so cute!

Great find on the table too, I can't wait to see how it turns out. Both ways sound beautiful.

Sara said...

That is a great Saturday! The picture of the kids in the back of the truck is darling. And the table? Awesome! It is making me regret spending the $1000 on the table we bought this weekend...

Suman Family said...

fun, fun! i am glad you got the kettle corn you wanted. the table will turn out great i bet. you'll love it too - knowing all the hardwork you put into it. love the pics. lucy and owen are so adorable!

Jean said...

That sounds like a PERFECT day. I love those looks of joy on the kids' faces, and I love that picture of Casey with his shortcake, haha! We're heading over to the festival this afternoon -- hopefully they still have some strawberries left!!

luvinthemommyhood said...

Looks like so much fun! I want to go to the strawberry festival!

Fernando said...

That's so funny b/c we went to a Strawberry Festival last weekend. And I stumbled upon the GG one when googling the Pasadena (TX) one.

It looks like you guys have a fun project ahead with the dining table. Have fun w/ it. :)

Kate said...

You are so like me...i would have made jim stop so I could get a caramel/chocolate covered apple at downtown disney. fun day!

sachia said...

Are you serious? I am exhausted after reading it...I would need 6 diet cokes to get through a day like that! I am amazed at your stamina....looks like you need some more babies!! Yup, I said it. ;)

Becky said...

what a fun day! I think my favs are Lucy on the blue dragon and the kids getting sprayed! Table looks like a good find. I'm excited, I'm going to head to the Ventura flea market at the fairgrounds next weekend -- I'm hoping to score something fun.

lyndsey said...

what a fun day! good treats, happy kids, blue dragons. nothing better. and wow, i'd drive all the way to garden grove for that strawberry shortcake any day.

the bates motel said...

wow sounds super productive! fun day w/ the fam. and i can't wait to see your table and chairs all done up!

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