"Mom, we're so bored...What can we do?"
Well, how about a roadside stand?
Dustin was totally disgusted with the idea, but he watched from afar
as Josie and Reuben patiently sat there as car after truck after car drove past.
But when the customers started shopping...
and the $$money started adding up in the pot...
all of a sudden Dustin thought it was a pretty cool idea.
But with selling cookies at 25 cents a piece,
he thought the money didn't add up fast enough...
so he found a cooler and stocked it with pop!
They even had repeat customers!
This girl is loving every minute of summer.
Fishing is her current favorite pastime.
She caught a second leech on Saturday...and again, it got away.
It was in a glass jar with a lid that had some holes in it.
I'm thinking that the holes were a tad too big!
At least this time it wasn't on the deck like last time.
Ever go to the Superstore and get a shopping cart with wonky wheels? Once your cart is 1/2 loaded it's almost impossible to maneuver? Not anymore! (at least for a while) This morning early (like 6:30am!) when I came to the Superstore I found them giving ALL their shopping carts an overhaul!
The carts were pressure washed and they were in the process of replacing all the wheels. Pushing my cart was a breeze... and going that early I had the store almost to myself! And to top it all off, I got $90 free groceries!! (PC points) It was a great start to my day.
Corn on the cob.
When I mentioned to the kids this morning that I saw the Sparkes Corn Barn when I was in town last night,
they begged me to make a trip in to town this morning for our first dozen.
The kids and I have made a deal...I buy the corn, they shuck it! So tonight we have corn on the cob. Everyone's happy!
A few weeks ago, the kids went to Cheam Wetlands
for a Young Naturalists Club outing. They must have learned something
because today Josie was sure she saw a leech in our slough and was
determined to prove that she was right. And right she was!!
She was so excited to show the boys her catch...
but when they went outside to see what she had found, it wasn't in the bucket!! (which was right outside the back door...think shoes, coats, and other stuff.) I am a little terrified at the moment...where is this thing? We looked all over the deck but we couldn't find it.
Do you know...can a leech live out of water? -shivers-
Josie and Reuben are taking a Chefs in Training cooking class this week.
Everyday they come home with 3 yummy dishes each
- an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert.
So far this week they've made 9 different things including a noodle casserole, cheddar bruschetta, apple pizza, cookies & fluff, some sort of salad, and banana marshmallow pie. (Reuben was signed up for Tiny Cooks, a cooking class for 3-5 year olds but it was cancelled due to lack of interest. He was so happy when he found out that he was allowed to go in the older group with Josie.)
Pretty pinks and whites today! The flower gardens in summer are my favorite. I love wandering outside with my camera, seeing what's blooming today... Only to be instantly attacked by hordes of mosquitoes!!!!!!!! WOW! we've never had THIS many mosquitoes before... Do you have more than usual by your place this year too??
Dustin came in the house excitedly carrying this Western Tiger Swallowtail. We took it outside and let it go on this straw flower plant. It happily sat there while we took lots of pictures. So gorgeous!!
Last week, Dustin was determined to build a tree fort for himself. He spent hours working on it. He happily sits up there, trying not to wriggle too much, lest it crashes to the ground.
When I took this picture yesterday, I couldn't convince him to come outside
and sit in it. The mosquitoes kept the kids hiding inside most of the day.