Hot July Has Come and Gone

We are in the thick of summertime. The air is heavy and sticky, and it is just plain old hot outside!! My oldest daughter is enjoying the weather immensely because this is her favorite season.
My little ladies. . .
Kids #1 - #4 are swimming twice a week this summer and they are having a ball and are progressing nicely. My oldest son is now swimming with his sisters in an hour long class and he feels cool because he's with the "older" kids. And, the 3 year old is conquering his fears and is learning to blow bubbles and put his face in the water! :)

This is my 4th born. . .y'all remember when he was born??
Time flies!
And. . . guess who's 8 now?!?!?
He was so excited about this birthday, because that means he'll be old enough to take an introductory music class at the University in the spring. Also, he thinks he'll be tall enough to ride most of the rides at Six Flags! Every where he goes, he's telling people, "You know, I'm 8 now!"
Green icing face!
Home-made number 8 cake. . .

. . . with green icing, requested!
We are trying to cross off some things on our Summer Bucket List; we're getting there. We had friends over for The 4th and created a sort of impromptu "splash zone" in the back yard for all of the kids: water balloons, squirters, super soakers, and the good ol' garden hose. Cheap fun!!

We went to a very small local farm, which is an old favorite for the kids. We haven't been in a few years, so I think it was first time situation for a couple of the little ones. This particular farm is located in a huge park, with walking trails, camping grounds, sports facilities and more. So, we also stopped by the Nature Center to see a few rescued animals and then finished up the day with a carousel ride. Fun, fun, fun!

She was able to get the chicken to "talk" to her

The peacocks would not spread their feathers for us.

Pig in the mud. . .my youngest son was terrified!

The boy wanted his picture take with the pig. . .who was on her way back inside the hut.
Totally uninterested in taking a picture.

Carousel ride at the farm. . .
I cut one of my daughters out of the picture--oops!

First carousel ride--totally happy!!

First carousel ride: one terrified, one not so sure why the other one is crying...
We've made home-made ice cream from a few simple ingredients and one of them was Kool-Aid!! No special equipment required! We made grape and watermelon flavors and guess what. . .it was delicious and we'll be making more! My husband says it reminds him of Italian ice more so than ice cream. Whatever you want to call, just know it's good and it's something fun the kids can make. (Check out the recipe here.)

I have been chugging away at planning for the coming year, purchasing curriculum, and dreaming up ways to conduct our regular school schedule. I'm in prayer over my homeschool, as I want to do what the Lord wants concerning educating these precious children. Homeschooling is certainly a labor of love. I hope to share my curriculum choices and such with you all soon.
No Idle Bread Preschool
Can't believe August is already here!! What ways have you been enjoying the summer???


  1. Sounds like a lot of fun adventures! More to come. :)

  2. Hi Stacie!!

    I love ya'll fun filled summer. It brought back memories of my childhood. Good ole fashioned fun(:

    Thanks for sharing lady!!


Comments are always welcomed!!

Powered by Blogger.