Saturday, May 17, 2008

Strawberry Festival

What a glorious day!!! Today we all packed up our cars and drove to Oxnard to the California Strawberry Festival. We went two years ago when I was pregnant with Patrick and this year he got to go with us. We prepared for hot weather and boy was it hot. It wasnt too bad but we didnt stay very long. Mom drove up with Jesus, Patrick and I, and Cory and Stephanie and Caleb took their car. When you first walk in through the gate they have all the Budweiser Clydesdale's all lined up in pens in a tent and we watched these guys braiding ribbons into their manes. Next we headed to the food. Here is a photo of Patrick with his foamy red Strawberry hat. As we were walking through, Jesus saw a sign saying Deal or No Deal Auditions and he went over to see how long the line was. They said it would be a 30 minute wait and I could tell he really wanted to audition so I told him to go ahead and we would find somewhere to eat. The whole place is filled with food booths and craft booths and people selling the most amazing things. And there are Strawberries everywhere!! You can have Strawberry Nachos, Strawberry pizza, Strawberry salsa and the food is all really good. There is a band stand and bungee jumps. Its crazy!! Well we found a nice shady spot and parked it for a while. Mom, Stephanie, Patrick and I went to get something to eat while Cory and Caleb waited. We got some hot dogs and french fries (Patricks fave) and went to enjoy our lunch. Mom got this great Strawberry smoothie that Patrick loved. Here is a picture of his Strawberry face. Jesus came back and told us that he got a second audition for this upcoming Tuesday. He has to drive back to Culver city for the audition. He couldnt stop talking about it the rest of the day. We walked through the crafts for a little while and I found some stuff I really liked but I resisted and didnt buy anything. The last thing we did before we left is we went over to the Strawberry Shortcake tent (my favorite kind of tent) and made up our own big Strawberry Shortcakes. They were so good I inhaled the one that Jesus and I were supposed to be sharing. We made it back to the car and both the boys were pooped. Patrick actually fell asleep before we got out of the parking lot. We decided to head to the beach for a little fun. It was way cooler there. There was a nice breeze and the weather was perfect. Patrick and Jesus headed for the water first and we found out that Patrick was afraid of the waves. So he spent most of his time playing in the sand and getting dirty. Caleb loved the water and couldnt stay out of it.

Cute little Randall Family!!!He even wiped out once and he just kept running back in. I think Stephanie was more worried about it than he was. We flew Calebs kite that he got for his birthday and we even found a jelly fish on the beach. Patrick, Jesus and Cory had a great time digging in the sand and Cory dug this great hole for the kids to play in. Of course Jesus had to have a turn. I even got a picture of Patrick trying to bury his dad. I did get a picture of Jesus and Patrick in the hole nano seconds before the waves came in and filled the hole and got them both wet. Jesus was pretty distraught because he had his iPhone in his pocket and it isnt working now. Here are just some random pics of the rest of the beach fun.
Patrick and GrandmaIt was a wonderful day except for the whole iPhone thing, and the fact that Jesus got fried even though I did tell him several times to put sunblock on. I got pretty sunburned too on my chest and a little on my arms and legs but I had sunblock on so you can imagine how badly Jesus is suffering. I dont know if it will be as fun next year with two kids but we'll see. We will let you know how Jesus's audition goes and who knows, maybe we will get to meet Howie Mandell and win a million dollars!

5 comments:

Dawnelle Anderson said...

Strawberries, yum. I wish we had something like that around here. Our whole family loves strawberries

Just The Three Of Us said...

Hi ALISON!! How are you? it is so funny that i had come across your blog!! looks like you guys are having a great time! congrats on the new baby girl! girls are so much fun!!! so i was reading the post on disneyland, you will have to give me some tips. we are going to take keira soon!! it looks like so much fun!!! so what kind of rides were you able to get on...being preggers and all????

Lori girl said...

What a fun day! Lucky Grandma Connie

The Potter Pack said...

What a fun day !! I loved these pics - Patrick is so cute and loves to smile for the camera !! Lucky mom - wish my kids would more !! You and Steph look great ... I loved their family pic on the beach ... take care !!

Carla said...

His second audition was yesterday, right? How did it go?