“Happiness is a quiet, perpetual rejoicing in small events.” ~ author unknown We’re putting the pause button on summer. One of the ways we are hanging on to summer is to savor nature. Gathering flowers from the yard and making arrangements. I’ve been using my phone camera to capture blooms when we venture outside into the green of summer… Growing things in our yard. 1.
It’s the last week. The last week before we start to hear of ‘back to school’ advertising. You know it all starts next week with Independence Day. Right when we’re just getting settled into a summer routine. A couple more weeks we’ll even see fall fashions in the stores. So this girl is determined. Pause and savor despite what I hear. This week we… Jump
We officially finished our school year last week. Yet, last week our days were filled with plenty of learning with our homeschool Drama Troupe’s production of The Jungle Book. This week I have been tying up loose ends. One is writing Narrative Report Cards following Barb-Harmony Art Mom’s excellent example. We’ve done these for the last couple of years. It meets our state requirement for
With only a few school things to tie up, my thoughts turn to summer. Projects you can enjoy at home or the seashore! The Art of the Drip Castle – How to Make a Drip Sand Castle. Maybe the backyard sandbox? How to Make a Homemade Handprint Crab T-Shirt Beach Umbrellas Chalk Pastel Tutorial At The Beach Pastel Tutorial Path to the Beach Pastel Tutorial
A simple summer spread to beat the same ol’ regular. And to enjoy your summer garden! Three ingredients… : Cucumber Salad 1-2 cucumber 3 oz cream cheese dill weed salt and/or pepper, optional Finely chop cucumber. Mix in cream cheese and dill weed. Can add a splash of milk if it seems dry. Season to taste with dill weed and a bit of salt
Mid-morning on Monday the 20th, Lil Buddy, sitting next to me, leans over and hugs me hard. Says, “you know what? I’m your best friend!” Is there anything else to say? I’d be happy with that. But besides this sweetness from the littlest there is the sweetness of summer. Watermelon. Ice cream. Iced coffee. Daylillies. Lightning bugs. An easiness wrapped into our days. Light longer.
Last summer, I had every intention to do fun things with my kids but inevitably failed. We did a couple “fun things”. This summer I have the same desire to have fun with my kids and enjoy this wonderful season. Our schedule is not as much busy as it is sporadic. We are living with our family so there is not as much set “schedule”