Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Summer Days

Grandmaman, I thought I would show you how we are spending our summer.

Since our Cozumel trip, we have been keeping busy. Swim team is winding down. I think Boogs is going to miss swimming six days a week. We have one final meet coming up this Saturday. The end-of-year swim team party is next week. I can't believe how fast this summer is flying by.
Boogs and I have spent a lot of time hanging out at home these past couple of weeks. We have taken walks around the neighborhood to a couple of parks. In the bottom right picture, Boogs is trying to do the limbo under a tree branch. He was much better at it than I was.
We have gotten out the Dr. Dreadful candy making kit. It is kind of gross but Boogs had fun making blue-raspberry intestine-shaped candy. The candy was super squishy and had a liquid center that sprayed out when you bit into it. Ewwww!
We have spent time with friends - having playdates, going to the movies, and to neighborhood pools.
Boogs is still going to Tang Soo Do classes. We have only been making it to class once a week. Boogs hopes to make it to more classes when swim team is finished for the summer. Last week, he practiced breaking boards.
Boogs and I have had trouble finding a good ball to use for playing two-square. So far, three balls have gotten holes in them and deflated after only a couple of uses. Hopefully, this new ball will last for awhile.
We tried backyard camping one night this week, but the neighbor's dog was barking so much we went back inside. I did not mind sleeping in my comfy bed. We will have plenty of camping in a couple of weeks when we go to Pikes Peak, Yellowstone, and Mount Rushmore.
Boogs is still responsible for cooking one meal a week. His go-to recipe is baked potatoes with taco seasoned meat, sour cream, cheese, and bacon bits.  He has also been helping me in the kitchen with other things. We made some yummy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins the other day. I had to include one muffin with three chocolate chips on top of it to represent the volcanoes on the Little Prince's planet. We enjoyed reading The Little Prince together.
Even though it is not his favorite thing, Boogs and I work a little bit each day on reading, writing, spelling, and math skills. Some days we use a workbook, other days we play games to brush up on his skills.
This past weekend was 4th of July. Last year, we had family pedicures to celebrate the day. Boogs asked if we could do that again this year. He thought the sugar scrub felt really nice. He said he wants pedicures to be our annual July 4th tradition.
We spent the afternoon with friends in their backyard pool. Daddy won both of our basketball shooting contests. We had planned to go see the city fireworks after barbeque and a movie with them, but we were all too tired to face the traffic and crowds.
I tried to get a picture of Boogs smiling underwater. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Boogs took a good one of me. Then, we tried to get a picture of Daddy underwater. He did a better job of keeping his eyes open and smiling.
When we were in the pool, Boogs asked Daddy to throw him as high as he could into the air. Wow, did he ever fly. Then Boogs tried to throw Daddy. That did not work out very well. The weather was perfect that day.
School starts in 6 1/2 weeks. We are going to enjoy every minute of this summer that we have left. Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. It looks like you've had a really busy week getting up to loads of different activities. It's great that Boogs is still enjoying his sports, and is a confident swimmer. The last photos of Boogs flying out of the pool are great, the smiling under water pictures are fab too. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

  2. I try to keep Boogs busy enough so that we don't have to fight about the amount of time he wants to play video games. :-)