Monday, August 11, 2008

Sorghum Festival

What a great weekend we had here in Black Mountain.  First, the kids enjoyed a visit from Mamaw.  Ruby was a bit suspicious, but the other kids loved it.  Mamaw was hardly here an hour before the kids put her to work.  Starting with Savannah's potato salad.  We sent all the kids out to husk corn.  We love Mamaw's visits because she brings home canned goods from her garden like beans, pickles and black berry jelly, as well as fresh produce like corn and potatoes.

Larry Denzil and I got a much needed break with a dinner and a movie.  It was wonderful.  We ate at Red Lobster and then watched Dark Knight.  It was quite a wonderful evening.  Can I just say, this batman movie was truly awesome, but extremely dark compared to the older batman movies.  I think Christian Bale's rendition is a much darker, brooding batman. Oh, and Heath Ledger as the Joker, was absolutely awesome.



Here is a picture I took earlier in the week.  Ruby has always

been a blankie baby.  Here recently, she has started carrying a baby doll too.

And she loves my rocking chair.  Yesterday at church, she had 2 baby dolls.

We went early with Larry Denzil, and there was a woman from the ward sitting

in the foyer.  She had a 1 month old that she was rocking and feeding.  Ruby watched

in wonder and started to rock her baby while standing.  I wish I had my camera.  It was

truly a kodak moment.

This picture again was taken earlier in the week.
Larry Denzil was emotional because Ruby was 
clutching his arm in such a loving manner.
A beautiful father daughter moment.

This is just another cute picture that has nothing to do
with our weekend.  I just captured a picture of Ruby all
riced up.  My kids love rice unlike their half Japanese
mother.  They can eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
A brother sister moment.  Xander absolutely adores
his baby sister Ruby Isabella.
Ok, so we all know that when Mamaw visits, she has to cook.
It is an awful thing, but no one makes pancakes or biscuits and
gravy like Mamaw can.  Here, Ruby is enjoying Xander's favorite meal,
Mamaw's pancakes.
Off to the Sorghum festival.  I bought this leash for Ruby because 
the sidewalks in Black Mountain are just too small for our double stroller.
Ruby absolutely loved the the monkey back pack until she realized we
were controlling where she could and could not go.

I had to take a picture of the kids with their weekend
After we finished looking at all the vendor's booths,
we sat down for some scrumptious snacks.  The kids chose 
sno-cones.  Larry Denzil says this picture shows 
Larry, Moe and Curly.  You be the judge of who is who.

Ruby absolutely loved her sno-cone.  Her little tongue was 
so busy licking that flavored ice.

Larry Denzil and I chose the popular onion blossom.  It was so good.

After all our fun, it was time to get to work.  Larry Denzil pressure 
washed the side of our house.  For some reason, this one side
gets mildew.  There is no moisture here so we are unsure why it 
happens.  Luckily, we have a pressure washer.
How fitting it was for me to capture my two Larry's 
washing the house.

Here is Ethan enjoying the water gun Mamaw brought them.
I love the fact that our camera even captures the droplets 
of water.  Thank you Nikon.

Ok, so while the boys were busy washing the house, I was picking tomatoes.
Here are just a couple cherry tomato plants that produce a few dozen tomatoes a 
week.  I have my monday planned out for canning tomatoes.

Here is a pictures of 1 of our 3 watermelons.  The kids and
Larry Denzil are so excited and cannot wait to cut into this fruit.

We hope you enjoyed the pictures and the post.
the Roberts Family
PS, For some reason, I am finding eaten ears of corn in the strangest 
of places around my yard.  Happy Summer.


LottieSion said...

I love the post and the pictures, but I think we would all like to see the picture taker actually in the pictures occassionally. :)


Holly and Dan said...

Man, I am so jealous you guys got to eat Mom's pancakes!

I love all the great moments you caught with your camera (but I too would much rather be behind the camera!)

We have Noah a little monkey backpack, too, and Carter led him around by it at the airport this week. It was quite a sight.