Well summer is going strong here at the Carmel House. Just kiddin’ that is NOT our last name. Would be a great last name though.
It’s so hard to believe that we’re 3 weeks into summer vacation. AHHH…..I’m gonna start stressing. Slow down summer. Please. I’m begging you.
I thought I’d share a little peak into our summer so far. I created this several weeks ago as our Summer Fun To-Do (Bucket) List. So it’s cool to see how we’re actually coming along. Hopefully I can give an update every week or so.
So far we have done:
1. Strawberry picking
I shared this photo a few weeks ago. Great day. Sweet fun. The kids complain a bit but we all love the results.
2. Go to Yofresh
This one rocks. It’s one of those self serve yogurt/ice cream shops. The kids adore (and of course, Mom does too.) It’s a special treat since it’s fairly expensive but we had a giftcard to put towards it so that helps a lot.
3. Go to the creek
We met up with some friends this week for some fun at the creek. It’s free and they love it. What’s better than some cool water, the company of friends and some hot sunshine or a warm summer day? Nothing really. 🙂 Thanks for joining us, friends!
(Yes, a couple are missing in this picture. But it’s kind of hard to keep them all in one place!)
4. Catch fireflies
Kids always have to catch fireflies at least once in the summer. I have to include the pics even though they are terrible. Let’s just put it this way. My skills really need to improve in the area of taking action pictures at dusk. Whew! Quite the challenge.
And seriously, what could be better than catching fireflies in your PJs? 😉
I love this action shot of little dude!
I know. It seems he’s always shirtless. It’s not my problem. It’s out of my control! And, yes, I know you can see his ribs. I promise we do feed him.
We hit up the strawberry patch again this week. I just can’t get enough of them. This time we visited Oak Grove Farms. We found a great deal under the racks of produce. They called it HodgePodge and they priced it at $7.95.
We thought it was a steller deal and grabbed it up quick. I’m assuming it is the seconds. Things with a few bumps or dents that don’t look as pretty in the store. We don’t care!
It includes pickling cucumbers,beets,tomatoes, green onions, cabbage, variety of peppers, zucchini, squash, broccoli and radishes. Like I said we could not pass it up! I wish I would have weighed it. This box is big. You can’t even see everything underneath.
Stay tuned to see what we can cross off the list next week.
Hope you had a beyond awesome week! What did you do to create some memories?
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