What a weekend we had with Twins! On Friday, we had quite the adventurous day. It started with a trip to Butler Orchard where we picked strawberries. The Twins fairly quickly grasped the notion of picking just the red ones, and leaving the green ones untouched. Man those strawberries were sweet!
After picking berries, we randomly decided to head over to Brookside Gardens. What a gem this place is! I've never heard it mentioned in any guidebook, yet it's a top notch set of gardens with excellent grounds and interesting specimens (like the fragrance garden, originally designed for the blind). The highlight was the butterfly conservatory they currently have open, which was a real hit with the Twinners. It's hard to beat such an up close and personal exhibit.
Saturday was spent playing around the house, having friends come visit, and whooping it up at the local playground.
All in all, it was an amazing weekend. Our 7 year old did awesome, and enjoyed playing the role of older cousin. We can't wait for them to come back and visit again. It was such fun!