Friday, August 29, 2014

{pretty, happy, funny, real} - late Summer edition

round button chicken

It's been a whole lot of crazy around here lately...trying to squeeze every last bit of Summer out of these dog days (it was hot enough to melt our box of crayons this afternoon!). Here are some of the things we've been up to.


Birthday morning Mass then a FEAST to celebrate #1 turning 9! Stuffing ourselves with Pamela's (yes, I had lunch...I'm the only person on earth who doesn't appreciate their crepes, palachinki, pancakes) then a yummy home-cooked dinner, complete with lots of yummy, out-of-the-garden (well, someone's garden ;0) ) veggies. Mmmm.

Dinner al fresco, parks, baseball games and the last days of the excellent way to end August.


A little dance party for those who weren't interested in the slightly chilly water. Sorry you can't hear the music...he was right on beat. I think he is also in love with that lifeguard. He insisted that she watch all his moves.

Just one more...aren't they cute? The Slovak mafia.

We are beginning to develop a decent routine in our school day now that we've been at it for nearly two months. Still, I am so thankful that we homeschool. Then, when we feel like changing things up a bit, it's no problem. The day these pictures were taken, we walked to the library, returned to the back yard, selected our reading material and got down to it. (#1 is not reading because she read the whole walk, she won't be driving at 16).

Oh, there is one more "real" in our lives these days...our HUGE trip West (in like 10 days...eek). More later but, for now, I have the kids pouring over all the great info to decide what we should see during our trip.
I don't care where we seems they have cheese and beer everywhere ;0)
I also gave #1 Marian Shrines of the US to identify some good places to stop to make our travel more of a pilgrimage. I find, when traveling with five tiny people, it's good to remember Our Lady all along the way. Here is her list...did I mention it's only a 5 day trip?

Wishing you all a safe and blessed weekend. 


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