When people ask what we have been up to I always stumble for an answer. We are just doing life. Playing, visiting, finding new things to explore and learn about. Here are a few things we did in the past week (not necessarily in order and definitely not exhaustive of our whole week).
We started work on our Square Foot Garden. The boys made plans for what they would like to plant.
(note: the drawings on the top paper are Zachary's - then he asked me to label them, William drew one giant tomato plant that took up all 16 of his boxes. Carl drew pictures of veggies too but I bet he would appreciate me not posting them on the internet :) ). We started building our raised beds but had some technical difficulties. We will continue with our revised building plan this coming weekend.
I found a great site that has local gardening tips including a year round planting calendar. We are considering starting with a planting of bok choy, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, green onions, spinach and strawberries. In the spring we will definitely plant zucchini and tomatoes - 2 family favorites.
The boys love to help clean up after Carl mows the lawn.
Zachary wanted to make sure everyone knows our house is a homeschool - you are supposed to read it as you walk up the walkway, like driving up to a stop sign.
Zachary's love affair with all things red, race cars and Cars persists. This was his dress up outfit this week. (The socks on his hands are Cars socks).
Sunday was the boys' friend, Andrew's 6th birthday party. They had a great time riding this little train over and over. It was a hit!
Last week we had our regular park day at a water park.
I had our small point and shoot camera with us. William wanted to take some pictures with the screen flipped out so he could see himself (and me).
Carl took a vacation day and we went to the State Fair on a discount day. It was fun but we were hot and exhausted by the day's end.
We sat in the sun waiting for a much anticipated show of "horses dancing to Star Wars music" - I mean who wouldn't love that? It was so strange. #1 there was no Star Wars music and #2 the horses just walked in circles.
(notice how unimpressed they all look?)
Much more fun was visiting the farm area & petting zoo:
This picture cracks me up - makes me think of American Gothic.
This morning we made sidewalk paint out of cornstarch, water and food coloring. It was great fun. I brought out paint brushes but we found it was much more fun to paint with our hands and feet.