Persimmon Berry Farm & other weekend shenanigans

Monday, June 13, 2016

The girls and I were up early Friday to head out to Persimmon Farm.  I was hoping to beat the heat and the crowd, but apparently everyone else had the same plans.

It was a scorcher, but the pinkin' was right!

We picked about 10 lbs of berries, ate lunch, and were back home by before 1.  Perfection of a day!

 This was our second year out to the farm, I dare say a tradition, but I hope it has become one.




Alli even enjoyed picking berries and placing them in her bucket.  Although, her favorite part was actually throwing the berries.

 Obligatory, "my bucket has more than yours," argument between siblings.

 My world.

 And we couldn't go home without their infamous Thunder Muffins.  Y'all.

Between the weather, dance, and Alli's therapies we haven't had a second to swim, but the heat was pretty horrific and we broke out the redneck waterslide just as soon as we were home.  When we lived in Tennessee we had a large hill on the side of our house where we would place like 6 tarps and let the kids slide down.  It was always a favorite thing for the girls (even with a pool).

We have a flat yard here in Missouri, but throw a little soap and add the water and there were hours of slip n' slide fun!

Saturday morning I was up at 4:30 working (because I couldn't sleep).  Insomnia or just your average bed invaders?!  It's anyone's guess.

Saturday afternoon/night was the team party for our dance studio.  We have nationals this week and they always celebrate the year and kick off nationals with a pool party. 

 Before the party, their besties showed up to play.  We had lunch, the girls played outside, and then we were off to the pool.  It felt so good to hang out with our dance family and not have anything else on the itinerary.  And it was a welcomed party, since it was blazing hot!


Oh, I love this girl!  She looks so young to me and I'm so thankful for that.  Her personality has always been so big and years past her real age, it's hard for me to realize she's still just 9.

Thanks to my friend and fellow dance Mom, Patience for the rest of the pool pics!

Jazz hands...I've still got it.

The Real Dance Moms of America.  ;-)

My little Ava baby was voted by the team as Most Likely to Perform on Stage AND in Class.

Sunday we had church, came home for lunch, a few of our family members took a nap, and then we were off again to celebrate a friend's birthday.

Laser tag is SO fun!
That was a full and fun weekend!  We're super pumped about this week - the girls have rehearsals today and Nationals begins tomorrow!!  This has been such a fun season!



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