Ohhh....I am trying....so much....to not complain about the weather....some of you are sweltering.....but GAH I CAN'T DO IT, have to complain just a tiny little bit! I recently told a fellow blogger that I think I've turned weather-complaining into a full time hobby, or maybe a competitive sport. Kids around here are still wearing winter coats at times! Weather, I'd settle for 75. I think we've hit 75 maybe twice so far this year. I'm not even asking for 80's. Last weekend I kid you not, it rained so hard it was alarming, (alarming I tell you!) and my umbrella turned inside out. But hey look! Pretty flowers! At least the flowers know it's summer.
The best fort roundup ever.
DIY summer camp at home.
Awesome goody bags!
LOVE this rug from Land of Nod.
Technicolor Kitchen = food + movies = awesome. (My sweet bloggy friend Patricia makes the best sweet treats!)
Cover Music for Kids.
Tiny Mini Kites.
If you haven't experienced an Edna Lewis cobbler recipe, you haven't tasted summer. Yes, almost 2 sticks of butter.
Independence Day cake with Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting.
Cool Book of the Week: 'The Hinky-Pink' by Megan McDonald and Brian Floca. Very cool library find! Julia had super fun with this story about a talented seamstress who's been charged with making the local spoiled princess a fab dress in short order. She could manage it if not for the Hinky-Pink, a vexing sprite who has to have its bed done up just so, or it pinches and won't let the poor seamstress rest. Will the Hinky-Pink get its bed? Will seamstress Anabel get any sleep? Will the princess get her dress? High drama!
Have a lovely weekend! I guess I should start thinking about the 4th coming up. Or more to the point, what kind of desserty to make. Cobbler? Pie? Crisp? I have cherries in the freezer, I guess that's my answer. Cherry pie, yo!
(And thanks so much to all of our new friends who liked us on Facebook and joined up with our silliness here. I so appreciate you all taking the time to hang out with us!)