On Tap for the Week
It's the last day of June! Already, it seems like the summer is whizzing by. This week, plans include a trip to the lake, a couple of appointments, shopping for 4th of July shirts (red, white, and blue) and new bathing suits, hopefully some bowling, a cookout and fireworks, signing up for the library reading program, and maybe camping in the backyard if the weather cooperates.
Summer. I have my summer list and am doing fairly well on it, but the next few weeks are quite busy with summer camp, a family wedding, and vacation. I don't want July to slip away unnoticed, so I am going to try to be very intentional about how we spend our time.
Outside My Window
It looks like a perfect, sunny, summer week, but I am hoping for some rain one day. My garden needs it. I need it too. One or two rainy days a week are perfect in my opinion, everyone gets a little extra rest, plus I don't feel so guilty about trying to squeeze in a few lessons!
The weeds are taking over and it really needs watering, but it's growing anyway. I have a ton of endive I must find some use for. We have used most of our garlic scapes-for pesto and for garlic bread. I will miss them.
I have handwriting books on the way, so my next decision is math for Rose. I think I am going to change my original plans and go with Rightstart B for her. I really, really like those first couple levels of Rightstart and I do not think she is ready for the amount of writing involved with the Math Mammoth worksheets. If we can swing it, I might upgrade to the newer version, because our book is literally falling apart (and I believe missing some pages).
In Our Kitchen
We have been using our new smoker a lot on the weekends. It is kind of like an outdoor crockpot-set it and pretty much forget dinner until it's time to make side-dishes. Christopher and James made enchiladas for their cooking night last week, this week Grace is making tacos. They like Mexican food, these kids.
Watching & Reading
We watched The Lego Movie this weekend, which I think is such a fun film! We also watched (and very much enjoyed) IMAX Island of the Sharks, which we got from Netflix.
And a Photo From Last Week...touching sting rays during a trip to the aquarium....