Thursday, July 16, 2009

More Misc

Today I went out on a limb and took Carson to pick berries with me. I tried to keep my expectations low, even though I wanted to get enough to make some jam. I LOVE raspberries, and I LOVE homemade jam. He did really well! I would say we were out there for almost an hour, which is impressive for him. He was restless at first, then kind of got into it after tons of exaggerated compliments from me about his gorgeous berries and what a good job he was doing. (Also, I let him pee on the edge of the field, which is a special treat. People, don't judge. There were NO port-a-pots around.)

Don't they look delish?!

And just for a little Bird-fix, here she is exploring her musical heritage. Unfortunately, she seems hesitant about my influence. Am I pushing her too hard?
On Wednesdays and/or Thursdays this summer, we've been letting Carson stay up a little past his bedtime to watch a few dances on So You Think You Can Dance. He is a huge fan and is quite an active watcher, as you can see. He tries to copy the style and moves that are on the screen at the time. This video was taken during the Bollywood number, which you can see reflected in his sa-weet moves.
video

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love this video! ha

Becky said...

The berries look awesome and sounds like you guys had a great time. I just had some toast with freezer jam and now I'm inspired to have another piece. :) And the dancing video- classic...if he ever makes it on the show, this video will make for a great background clip.

The Brandt Clan said...

Totally Bollywood- wouldn't mistake that for anything else! Love you guys!

Becky said...

The video was so funny! And Sydney is so cute!

eets said...

I love that he peed at the side of the berry field. Nothing wrong with it, but still funny!

Steph said...

Mmmmm....now give me some freezer jam! I'm glad he did well for you. Aaaaand, that he's such an awesome dancer. ;)

Jo B. said...

Oh Carson, you crack me up! Great dancing!
Gma JoJo

Kathi said...

Look out Bollywood! There's a new dancer in town!

Lisa P said...

Jen, I'm so jealous--we can't pick our own berries around here. I can, however, take out a second mortgage on my house to purchase a flat from a berry stand on the side of the road. No raspberries for me. But we did get peaches (love that freezer jam!) and next week is blackberries. Which you can ALWAYS pick yourself! =)

Jewels said...

Jen- I have such fond memeories of picking berries in OR. When I was a kid we used to go there for vacation and I loved to pick and eat. The vidoe of Carson is hysterical and I love the PJ's.

Jewels said...

Jen- I have such fond memeories of picking berries in OR. When I was a kid we used to go there for vacation and I loved to pick and eat. The vidoe of Carson is hysterical and I love the PJ's.

Anonymous said...

I sure do love your Carcar and little birdie !!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous #12 is me Nina.