Saturday, August 27, 2011
Keeping it fun and cheap for the family
We decided to take our kids to Tom's Farms, which is this little free farmer's market that has a bunch of small shops and you can sit under a really cool pergola around the pond and feed the ducks for free. Did I mention it was free? Anyhoo, we usually take a few snacks and then buy turkey, roast beef, big fat pickles and yummy french baguettes warm from the oven and make sandwiches for the kids. They love going to Toms Farms because it's a place their grandparents take them often.
My sister was on vacation, so my mom brought my three nieces along. The weather was a little warm for my taste, but then again anything past 82 degrees is a little warm for my fat ass. On our way home, we stopped at the Dos Lagos bridge so the kids could let off a little bit more steam.
All the old people chillin' with their wine and cheese at Toms Farms were giving all nine of our kids the side eye.
This bridge is made from bamboo and it's really cool. There is a winding path between two lakes, with water spilling down the sides, so you hear the constant hum of rushing water. There are also benches along the walkway. I took this time to take some pictures. I definitely want to come back when I am not sweating profusely down my butt crack so we can take a few family photos with Michael's good camera, and not with Retro Camera on my phone. Am I the only person who has completely ditched their camera in favor of camera phone apps?
We wrapped up our day at Trader Joe's for an ice cream (we decided to pass on Pinkberry) and we went home happy and exhausted and my wallet was none the wiser.