Monday, August 17
After a full weekend with visitors, we started Monday morning at the you-pick-it farm. It was a beautiful morning.
J and I were surprised by these deer when they walked into the yard after dinner.
Tuesday, August 16
Zoobs are still one of his favorites. :)
In the afternoon they watched the classic Pete's Dragon. (The day before they watched the original Jungle Book--all in anticipation of someday soon watching the newest versions.)
Wednesday, August 17
We celebrated all of the stuffed friends in our life with a Bear Party with friends.
They decorated plates for everyone.
And created games. (A fishing game.)
A pinata (full of stickers).
Thursday, August 18
My sister and brother-in-law came to stay for a few days. We introduced them to gak.
They introduced us to speed-walking.
And brought water balloons to cool off in the heat.
(At bedtime, one of J's coworkers came to say goodbye and we showed him the magic of gak, too. ;)
Friday, August 19
Have waffle maker, will travel. My sister came with the goods to make us a yummy breakfast.
Then we took them on a morning hike.
And some early touch-me-nots.
We had a picnic lunch at the zoo.
Later we stopped by Trader Joe's and Whole Foods (firsts for them).
Before bed we "forced" them to help us put together this puzzle. ;)
Saturday, August 21
We went to a birthday party in the afternoon, but mostly it was a chill day.
Sunday, August 22
After a morning at church, we had a yummy dinner with friends.
Monday, August 23
M woke up super-excited that it was finally the day to get her mouth expander.
(A pre-in-her-mouth picture. Purple glitter with a tiger.)
We had lunch out.
Then, because we found out that we had been recently exposed to some not great stuff, we spent the afternoon/evening like this. (Thankfully we only ended up with super-conditioned heads, clean beds and no extra "visitors.")
Wednesday, August 24
Thursday, August 25
I heard this great tip on the Young House Love Has a Podcast podcast--I pre-pureed and froze all of my kale and spinach for smoothies. No more questionable greens in the refrigerator.
Friday, August 26
We ran errands to get ready for a very fun upcoming last week of summer break.
It was a full last two weeks and our trip to the beach couldn't come fast enough. :)