It's been a busy week around here. Mostly just so I won't forget, I am hoping to do a weekly "summer journal" post with pictures and a brief description of what we did to avoid going insane in the heat.
Sunday, July 1
Freedom Sunday at our church, with a barbecue after the service
boys made bean mosaics
Monday, July 2
taught the boys how to set off tea bag rockets
finished sewing Becky's panda bear mask
went swimming with the kids after dark, and threw a couple dozen glow sticks in the pool for a cool effect
Tuesday, July 3
started on pop bottle jet pack for John
Wednesday, July 4
slept in and read Robinson Crusoe out loud with all kids in our bed
Solomon found and killed a scorpion - our second one in the last couple of weeks. This one was a baby, the last one was about 3 inches long.
finished John's jet pack - he was THRILLED!
went swimming and playing in the rain - such a rare treat!!
made giant bubbles
glued down crayons for crayon art
set off fireworks at night
Thursday, July 5
bought 20 lbs of cherries, 24 lbs of strawberries, and 36 clam shells of raspberries on sale
had dinner at St. Francis
Friday, July 6
went to early morning dental appointments for all of us (minus Anna) - oh joy! (not...)
froze/canned raspberries, pitted and canned cherries, froze strawberries - the kids helped majorly!
kids went swimming with dad for a couple of hours
Saturday, July 7
put together weekly produce co-op baskets: for $22, we each got (all organic) 5 ears of corn, cauliflower, cantaloupe, 1 lb strawberries, 5 baby bok choy, box of mushrooms, mango, 1 lb on-the-vine tomatoes, 2 lbs cherries, 3 lbs apples
made book corners
melted crayon art
Sunday, July 8
sewed all afternoon while kids built K'nex amusement park rides in the same room and listened to "White Fang" on audio book
It's been fun, though exhausting. I am hoping to do a bunch more fun stuff before baby makes his debut.