Monday, July 2, 2012

50th Anniversary Party!

We signed up for a CSA this year and at the last minute they had to cancel it due to problems on the farm.  We were really looking forward to fresh, local produce this year so we looked around for another option.  Chris had found out about a company called Friends and Farms that is similar to a CSA.  They put together shares of produce each week that we pick up each Thursday.  The best part is that they have dairy, meat, bread, fruit, and vegetables in each week’s basket. 

This week was milk, bread, cheese, pork chops, chicken breasts, cilantro, green onions, beets, cucumbers, potatoes, zucchini, spinach, green beans, blueberries, and raspberries.  That’s a lot of food for the two of us but we are definitely enjoying it!

A great surprise was that our shower door was completed early.  We had it installed on Tuesday.  We went with a heavy glass, frameless door.  We also decided to get a towel bar inside the door for washcloths since there is nowhere else to hang them.  We are really happy with the way it turned out. 

In order to maneuver easier, Chris installed the toilet before the shower door was installed.  We just ordered all the other fixtures for the bathroom (towel bars, etc.) so hopefully we’ll be finished very soon! 

Chris was also able to touch up paint in the bedroom (no more ghetto wall!) and put up trim around the door.

 That was all the work completed this week because we left on Friday morning to head to West Virginia.   We went to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Chris’ parents.  The whole family got together at Oglebay Resort.  It was the first time Samantha was meeting a lot of the family so she was passed around a lot.  We really enjoyed spending time with everyone. 

There was a photographer to get some whole family pictures.  There was only one person missing but they may be able to PhotoShop her in!  Here are a few of the pictures we took while everyone was assembled for the pictures.

We took Samantha for a walk earlier in the day and this was the only real nap she had – she was definitely tired!

She did have energy to play on the swings with her cousins though.

The anniversary party was great – wonderful food, fun people, and active dancing.  Samantha absolutely loved all the dancing.  She kept smiling, laughing, and kicking her legs to the music.  Even Chris and I did some dancing…here’s a picture of him dancing with his niece, Anna.

Chris’ parents and his aunt and uncle both celebrated their 50th anniversaries this year – it’s a very impressive accomplishment!

One big piece of news is that Samantha started solid foods this week.  At first she was a little bit confused…she tried to eat the book about baby food…

…but eventually she realized that real food was better. 

Chris fed her the first meal of rice cereal and breast milk.  She kept putting her head down to suck on the spoon instead of opening her mouth for Chris to feed her.  And she kept sucking on the bib because it had food all over it.  I’m sure she’ll get better with practice and will love eating.  Until then, I’ll be doing a lot of cleanup!

Some other pictures from the week:

She loves hanging out (and roughhousing) with Daddy:

 She’s such a happy baby.

And of course we just think she’s adorable!

Since we have the 4th of July this week and a full weekend, we hope to finish off some projects (when we’re not watching the Tour de France!).

1 comment:

  1. You are such a hot Momma in that black dress! And Samantha and Chris looked very nice too. :)