Yesterday was a blast. My parents decided the corn was ready to harvest, so if you want some you gotta go pick it and freeze it. First we picked the corn (and by "we" I mean Mom and Dad and some of the little kids. Brian is allergic to the husk & silk and gets hives, so lucky him, he was on cooking duty) Meanwhile me and my sibs commenced husking. It was so much fun just sitting around and chatting with the fam. After the work was done, my parents took us all canoeing in Benson (I didn't even realize you could do that in Benson) The key highlight involved Greyson performing an involuntary back flip out of the canoe. Brian quickly snagged him out of the water and truthfully he was a pretty good sport about it. I was in the front of the canoe, so I missed the whole thing.
And finally..............the SHRIMP BOIL
I have never heard of it either, but it is something mys sister Keri had tried and wanted us to have the "experience" as well. It basically involves a ginormous pot of onions, lemons, carrots, corn, potatoes, shrimp, and seasoning all cooked over a giant burner. Once it is all done, you pull the pot out, drain the water and toss the food onto the table and dig in
We were worried that we didn't have enough food :)
My Ma & Pa chowing down.
Katie & Jer
It was so much fun, that I cannot wait to do it again. I am pretty positive that I ate my weight in shrimp and corn. Let me know if any of you want the recipe. It was a blast and the perfect thing for a fall get together.
And last but not least........Mo
Mojo is such a sweetheart, but man is she moody lately. I dunno, maybe she is teething or something. It has to be something. What? If you know, please clue me in because I can't please the girl. She is so cranky!
These pics were taken 2 seconds apart. Here is Mo, so happy to have her corn and binky and I click the button to take a pic of this sweet moment and I get this.....
That is all it takes and she is in tears flopping on the floor in a ridiculous tantrum. Help me... Please.
However, she did find some joy in dangling from the b-ball hoop. She would not let go, and Bri just had to stand there and wait for her to get tired.
All in all, it was an awesome day. Oh, and we got a new table!!!! I will post pics once we get it assembled.