Tuesday, August 25, 2009

All Played Out

This is what Little One looked like this morning. She had a very busy weekend.

This is the view from our kitchen window. If you look very closely, you'll notice a few stray cows (and their calves!) behind the bales! Those bad girls have been so naughty this Summer! They've just been moved into new pasture, but apparently new pasture isn't good enough! They want even newer pasture! *sigh* Little One and I walked over to my MIL's farm to find Hubby so we could let him know about the cows.

On the weekend, we went to the Providence Bay Fair (in Providence Bay, of course!). Farming is a busy and tough life. It's not easy to get much quality time with the family (at least in our case, it isn't). Hubby and I have decided to try to have one day in the weekend as "Family Day", in which we would devote to spending time together as a family. I want Little One to have memories to look back on and know that both of her parents spent time with her.
We brought The Student with us on our excursion. As we approached the fair grounds, there was that distinct "fair" smell. You know...the smell of popcorn, caramel corn, cotton candy, and carnival food wafting through the air.
Little One, Hubby and The Student were interested in the horse pull competition.

I love seeing daddies carrying babies. It's really nice to see a man with a baby and diaper bag strapped to him! :) I was walking around the fair grounds for hours with the diaper bag and Little One while looking for Hubby. He was admiring all the new tractors, combiners and other farm equipment!

On our way home, we had to check out the barley field. Everything looked fine. The corn field looked good too (knock on wood!).
Little One was exhausted from her busy day and fell asleep in the car.

I picked these up at the fair...
and made Eggplant Parmesan with the eggplants. For the recipe, it's the same one I use for my Chicken Parmesan. Just substitute the chicken for the eggplant. I'm too lazy to search for the recipe, but it's somewhere in my recipe archive if you want it! :)
Hubby, The Student and I really enjoyed the Eggplant Parmesan. I served it with greens and Couscous. I normally serve my Chicken Parmesan with pasta like spaghettini or fettuccine, but I had very little time and Couscous takes five minutes to make!

The fun didn't end after the fair though! We ended up going to South Baymouth for The Meeting of the Two Drums Festival. There was a street party and Little One enjoyed dancing to the beat of Caribbean steel drums. My aunt and uncle from Toronto came up for the weekend just for the steel band music. My Dad's side of the family is Trinidadian, so Calypso music, steel drums, and jerk chicken are part of our culture! Little One was mesmerized by all the sights and sounds! We were among the last to leave the party. We danced until the very end. What a busy, but fun weekend it was.


Barbara said...

What a wonderful post! As I clicked onto your blog I thought boy am I tired and then I see little one taking a snooze! Your photos tell a story! I could taste that candy apple and boy would I love to pinch those little baby cheeks(not really but you know what I mean! Thanks for sharing.


Jackie said...

Every time I see a pic of Little One, she is dressed totally cute and adorable! Tell me she does have 'farm clothes' too=)

louann said...

What a busy young lady! =) Love the first pic! Such busyness! =)

Uncivil said...

I agree with Jackie on little ones clothes. Where's the picture of her petting the horsey??????
With maybe a Dale Evans Roy Rogers theme going on?

word verf. rentrow

Dina said...

she is soooo sweet!! i love a sleeping baby!

That eggplant parm looks SOO YUMMY!! I love all the food pics you post-they come out so amazing i always want to try making what you have posted!

Jinxy said...

That is one busy weekend for the little lady.

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