This weekend was supposed to be a family outing to downtown Portsmouth to check out the The Olde Towne Farmers Market. Unfortunately my hubby had to work - but that did not stop my kids and I. (it did however stop some me from getting some of the images I wanted to take but there's always next time!) All of the vendors were lovely, answering my five year old's many (and I mean MANY) questions and letting us sample some of their offerings.
I would have to say this post's most note-able vendor was Artisan Bakery & Cafe. We got two different muffins from their stall and wandered off to the seawall to enjoy them. (after dropping off a suspiciously heavier then it looked watermelon at the car- want a good watermelon? Let the five year old pick it. It's guaranteed to be HEAVY!)
The Chocolate & Hazelnut muffin (on the left) and the Savory Monkey Bread Muffin (pictured Right) were not only gorgeous to look at but to eat as well!
Size comparison... two hands required to hold the savory Monkey Bread muffin for a 5 year old. No wimpy muffins here! And we can't forget the three year old... who willingly sat for a similar image.
The simple fact that my son ate almost the entire savory muffin SCREAMS to it's goodness. What 5 year old eats a muffin that has what looked (and tasted to mom) to be sun-dried tomatoes in it?! Not to mention the wonderful herbs in it too.
Does this look like a kid being forced to eat something "bad"?!?! It was rough getting either kid to share their muffins with me!
Chocolate & Hazelnut. Two of the world's BEST combinations in my opinion. In a muffin?! Yes please!!!
This is the look I got when I asked her to share a bite with me..... just getting the muffin away to take the image above? Almost resulted in tears. Yes, the muffin was just.THAT.good!
Why wouldn't you want to eat a muffin, laying down, feet in the air?! She was REALLY savoring the yumminess!
On our walk to the seawall, we traversed the The 43rd Annual Seawall Art Show. We will definitely be checking it out next August! There are TONS of local artists displaying their works and honestly the weather could not have been better! And it was a total happy coincidence that we found the show. I had not checked to see what else besides the farmers market was going on downtown! :)
After finishing up their muffins, what kid couldn't resist playing in the water (the tide was coming in) so they had "races"
They were trying to see who got the biggest "splash". (Luckily the boat owners who were near or on their boats all found my kids hilarious. As did the multiple dog owners we saw and petted - the dogs that is)
I try to be that mom who lives in the present. I didn't plan on the kids getting wet. And they did. But you know what? They had an awesome outing, I have some fun images of them - and they learned a little about the town they are living in. I think this type of post may be come a regular feature! I love highlighting local small businesses and I love sharing about new and exciting events that we have found.