Thursday, April 29, 2010

Strawberry Fields Forever

Once a month our playgroup with the Partnership for Children takes a field trip. This month our field trip took us to Garner Farms where the girls and I picked strawberries. I hate to admit that this was the first time we had picked strawberries, but it certainly will not be our last. The strawberries were so ripe and luscious, juicy and delicious - practically irresistible. I put the girls in dark colored shirts to minimize staining but didn't think I would get too messy. I should of thought of Charlotte, covered in strawberry juice wanting to be held at some point. I'm really hoping those stains come out of my shirt!

A beautiful strawberry plant.


Amelia really enjoyed picking the strawberries. I told her to pick the bright red ones, but a few small green ones made it in her basket anyway.




Charlotte definitely enjoyed eating more than picking. She did, however, want to hold one of the pails, but I had to take it away when the strawberries started to spill out every time she moved.




I can't wait to go back so I have enough to make some jam. Strawberry jam . . .YUM!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's time!


Last Saturday while giving Amelia and Charlotte a bath Amelia decided to get Elizabeth's soap to play with. No sooner after it got wet, it slipped out of her hands. And then suddenly I heard her say, "Oh crap!" I had to keep myself from laughing!!!! Guess it's time for us to clean up the language even more, huh??? LOL!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Countdown to to Wicked!

It is less than 12 hours away that Daniel and I are going to see Wicked and we couldn't be more excited!! Well, I am excited. I'm sure Daniel is too. I've been listening to the soundtrack for a little over a month now, read about the story on wikipedia, and watched some YouTube videos. I am officially stoked! I can't believe it's actually here. Tonight. Wicked. I am not looking forward to missing DWTS: The Results and Glee, but how often can this happen? Also the driving a long ways to Durham will not be fun. BUT, who can think of that when it's a fabulous show such as this?!?!

Last night at FHE Mom told Daniel and I that we couldn't say anything after the show so as not to spoil anything. They are going tomorrow night. Mom actually found out that the Maxwells are also going so they're riding together. What fun! I promise I won't spoil anything. Even before going I know it's going to be fan-wait for it-tastic!

I just have to get through today and then get myself home. Do you think it would be terribly tacky for me to wear an LBD with bright green eye shadow in the spirit of the musical? I just might do it.

Monday, April 26, 2010

C&M's Weekly Round-Up: The Impulse Buy

I'm not going to make this post a very long one -- it's the first post on Plautz Family Adventures since my last post, which makes me feel a little embarrassed.  I did say weekly posts, though, and I'm sticking to that.  Please someone else post this week?

Monday, April 19:  Christian gets to pitch {for the first time ever!} on Biogen's softball team and does an excellent job -- no walks and Biogen wins 15-10.

Tuesday, April 20:  We watch LOST, and wish we didn't have to wait two weeks until the next episode.  Blerg.

Friday, April 23:  I clean our entire downstairs, and because of my dust allergy, have some serious nasal congestion.  We see Sherlock Holmes, and it is very good.

Saturday, April 24:  I start to feel less like I have allergies and more like I have a cold.  Double blerg.  We buy a new TV.  It makes for a good story; you should read it.

Sunday, April 25:  I am definitely sick, but Christian takes very good care of me.  He lets me watch whatever I want on our new TV and makes me frozen pizza even though he's never done it before.*

Stay tuned:  I have my 24th birthday on Wednesday, and I am so excited!  I love my birthday!  I'll tell everything in next week's post.  :)


*Christian has since informed me, "It's not like I've never made a frozen pizza before."  Which is true.  Even though you wouldn't have been able to tell from listening to him ask me questions about how to do it.  Seriously, though, I love my husband and I love that he is so thoughtful.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

C&M's Weekly Round-Up: Take 1

I thought, since Mom invited all of us to contribute to Plautz Family Adventures, that I could post weekly about the doings of our {little} branch of the family.  Initially, I contemplated just re-posting entries from my own blog, but decided that this is an audience which would be more interested in actual life events, and less interested in our TV preferences.  Personally, I find our day-to-day lives a little boring.  Boring to describe, that is.  Not at all boring to live.  I even used to label all posts about life events "boring life stuff" on my personal blog, until I found it too depressing and started using the tag "adventures" instead.

But now, on to some actual content.  Our week in review:

Monday, April 12:  Christian and I celebrate our second anniversary.  {Does it seem two years since our wedding to you?  It certainly doesn't to me.  Time flies when you're married to the awesomest guy in the world.}  We first go to Christian's opening softball game of the season.  His team loses miserably, but we both have fun.  Afterward, we clean ourselves up and eat dinner at the CKF, which, for those of you previously unaware or forgetful, is our acronym for the Cheesecake Factory.  You can see pictures of Christian getting bored with my incessant need to point a camera at him here.

Tuesday, April 13:  We watch LOST.  {You didn't think you would get away with absolutely no television commentary, did you?  Because it seriously makes up such a significant portion of our lives.}  We enjoy the explosions.

Saturday, April 17:  After the rest of our pleasantly slow week, we borrow my sister Alice's minivan and head to North Topsail beach with our friends Rochelle, Joel, Jeremy and Stephanie.  An incredible {albeit chilly -- the weather hasn't quiet warmed up enough to go ocean-swimming} time is had by all, and no one gets even slightly sunburned.


Sunday, April 18:  Christian and I are so hungry at church that we feel as though our stomachs are eating themselves.  We race out at the end of the third hour, only to find Christian's car battery dead.  We each take turns saying "blerg."  We hitch a ride home, and I make us some wicked good steaks.  Our hunger satisfied, we return with Christian's former roommate Wade to jump-start Christian's car.

And that's it for this past week.  There's really not a lot going on with us, if I leave out the bulk of our TV watching {and it is bulky -- 23 shows total this season}, which is how I like it.  Little drama makes for a happy life.

Tune in next week when I describe... well, I don't know yet, because it hasn't happened yet.  Ooh, suspense!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Kiss, Kiss

Now that all the Plautz family can contribute to this blog, I am excited to be able to share pictures and videos from celebrations and such. I hope everyone will too. So, I thought I'd post the ca-utest video of little Charlotte handing out kisses (and hugs) to Grammie & Grandpa (and Christian) for all to enjoy over and over again.

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