After six years, Yoli has finally gotten her due. Her caramel apple pie won the “All-American Pie Contest” with at the Ferguson Farmers Market on Saturday.
Jadzia, Ludi, and Yoli woke up early Saturday morning and headed to the Ferguson Farmers Market to sell some handicrafts for “kids entrepreneur day.”
Jadzia and Ludi got a pretty nice spot at the front of the market. Their booth was between the “Ferguson Youth Initiative” booth and the “Fun Time Donuts” booth.
The girls worked all week to prepare their crafts. Yoli found many ideas online, and they made good use of some supplies Aunt Joyce gave us that had once belonged to my Uncle Chuck.
I will let Jadzia tell you more about their day of selling:
Me and Ludi sold cards, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. It was a lot of work but I learned math and how you want to be acting to earn money.
We saw a few people we knew like Ms. Rita and her daughter Gina, and Ms. Judi and Mr. Norm.
It was still lots of fun especially when we bought donuts. After that, we had two or three costumers and we left.
But the count of dollars was $36!!!!!!!!!!!!
The market was a little quiet, maybe because of the cool morning, but still it was a nice haul for the girls. They spent $3 on donuts, so they came home with $33.
Being next to the donut booth naturally gave the girls some ideas about what to do with their hard-earned dough (so to speak).
A satisfied customer models the girls’ earrings.
Jadzia and Ludi have been spending time this week putting together beads, bracelets, necklaces, ghosts and greeting cards.
Why? Because tomorrow kid entrepreneurs get a chance to hawk wares at a booth at the Ferguson Farmers Market.
Take a look at some examples of what the girls have done. And if you’re free any time Saturday between 8 a.m. and noon, stop by the market and see what the kids have to sell!
Missions to space and the Farmers Market
Today I took Jadzia to the Challenger Learning Center in Ferguson to have a space mission. It was a surprise that Yoli had long wanted to give to her. The timing was good since we just visited the Houston Space Center in August, and Jadzia has really gotten interested in space.
As we were leaving the farmers market to go to the library on Saturday, I smelled opportunity.
I had been thinking of buying a teepee for the girls. Since we have been temporarily exiled to Woodson terrace, I thought they might enjoy being able to play with it in the backyard.
So, as everyone went to the library, I headed back to the market and bought a nice brown teepee with a woolly black buffalo on the side.
Keep reading to see a video showing how the girls liked it.
Ferguson Farmers Market, 1 week after the storm
One thing just about everyone looks forward to in Ferguson is the return of the farmers market. This year probably doubly so, because of the tornado and storm that ripped through North County last week.
We saw many friends and acquaintances, and my youngest brother even showed up! Many expressed their concern about our house and offered their help and support.
Since our yard and gardens are toast for a while, we didn’t load up on plants and perennials like we normally would at an early spring farmers market. We did buy some salsiccia, asparagus, and pastries.
Since Jonny was there, we took him to see the damage to our house, and he helped me grab a bunch of dirty laundry from the basement.
Attack of the cousins
My nephews came to stay in town with my parents for four days. It has been a fun time for our girls. The first two days we went over to Nanny’s house to play.
The girls love any excuse to see their Nanny and play in a different locale. But the addition of their two cousins to the mix makes for icing on the cake.
My day at the Ferguson farmer’s Market started early this week.
I got up at 7:40 in order to get there right when the market opened. Yoli needed fresh strawberries for her entry in the strawberry contest that would be held 2 hours later.
You wanted him, you got him
Just to re-assure everyone that Joseph is alive and well. The dearth of photos here is purely a result of our being very busy and sleep-deprived.
Joseph is a very pleasant baby overall, though he is beginning to enter his more fussy stage. Also this week he seems to have had some sort of virus which ultimately led to two trips to the doctor’s office. (One of those visits lasted all morning as I took him around DePaul getting blood tests, x-rays, etc)
He is just fine, no cause for alarm. But whenever babies have fevers (even slight ones), doctors get very concerned and want to make sure it’s not something serious.
Anyway, here are some photos from different things that have been going on our life in April and May.
Honorable mention for Yoli
Today, the Ferguson Farmer’s Market had its pie contest. Yoli really likes these dessert contests.