We have had a weird start to the summer. It has rained so much in June that I just barely got our pool up this last Saturday. But now it is very warm and the kids are having a ball. The kids jumped in as soon as there as enough water to wade in (and it was freezing cold out of the tap) Well they are my crazy kids- go figure. We also had our Beatie cousins here from Kansas.
One of my favorite things to make in the whole world is pies and I got the opportunity to start to teach my daughter how to make them too. I made the pie crusts first and then made a bright and yummy strawberry pie and then we made a juicy razzelberry pie (my own version is raspberries and blackberries in rasp. danish dessert) We each had a piece for an after school snack with some real whipped cream. Not on my diet plan but ooooh so good!
Well my kids have 7 more days of school left until the big three week summer break and I'm spending my time helping on field trips, making posters for reports (who doesn't love the Cricut for that) running things over to the school, visiting at the assemblies and next week is field day so I'll probablly be there then too. I haven't had any sub jobs in June and I'm sure I'll be off all of July and maybe start up in August. And WOW the weather is actually starting to warm up. I have had it with the rain and need the heat-NOW! I'm so proud of my kids as they are all at the top of their classes and great readers (they better be as they have to read at least 15 minutes every night-but sometimes they read so much I have to tell them to go to bed after they have read for more than an hour). Tomorrow is the big Fantastic Falcon Award assembly and I already know that Sydney and Josh are gettting thiers so we just have to see if Nick will get his too (I hope so or we will have a really sad kid on our hands) So when time off hits we make sure to take it easy and have lots of fun. We are going boating, 4 wheeling and just letting them play and be kids. Yeah Summertime!
Well I went with my daughter Sydney on her field trip to Timpanogas cave and well let's just say "it was quite the jaunt up the hill". I haven't been since I was a teenager and it was a little steep to say the least. I got to watch over three 5th grade girls and make sure they didn't fall off the mountain or anything. Since I fast walk 4.5 miles everyday I thought it would be a breeze- NOT! Anyway here's some pics.
Well I made this puppet theater out of an old shoe box, some paint, craft sticks and the new digital kit from Krystal Hartley and ScrapKitchen Designs called "Under the Sea" you can get it at SSD (click on the kit name) May have to donate to little cousins as my kids are a bit too big for it. But it was fun to make.
Well my husband bought me a spa package and I have never been before. I've never even had a massage. It's a 5 hour package with exfoliation, facial, massage and pedicure. Plus a little time in the steam room. I'm going with my friend Jennifer and I hope to have a lovely relaxing day. I always wanted to say " I'm Off to the Spa!" LOL