Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fun Things To Do in the Summer - the first 24

I haven't posted in such a long time, on my blog, because there is just a lot going on in my life and I haven't had the chance.
I'm trying to get back to posting, so here is my first post in months.

In between lots of working, I have been trying to do fun stuff with Jaymi, to enjoy the summer.
We decided to make a list of.....


1. Picnics with friends.

2. Baking.

3. Canada Day celebrations.

4. Cube Crafts.

5. Lemonade.

6. Face paint.

7.  Seeing school friends in the middle of the summer.

8. Slip and Slide!

9.  Helping someone learn to swim.

10. Jumping into the pool for the first time.

11.   Swimming in the pool.  All day.  All the time.

12. Spending time with family.

13.  Reading new books.

14. Roasting marshmallows (especially in your p.j.'s).

15. Eating watermelon.

16.  Learning how to do new skills in the pool.

17.  Being in a parade.

18.   Library Summer Reading Club!

19.  Camping.

20.  Rolling down a hill.

21. Playing UNO.

22. Sprinkler fun.

23. Getting wet.  A lot.

24. Lots of friends.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

What We've Been Up To in March...

Lots of fun things have been happening in March.
Jaymi made her first Quiznos sandwich, all by herself (wearing gloves of course) for Mark.
She loaded it up with meat and spicy sauce.  I think she was hoping he would hate it - she was trying to play a trick on him - but he actually loved it.

She learned about money.
We inspected various bills,

talked about forgery,

counted change and brought it to the machine at the bank where we traded it for bills,
and she began using her little ATM bank machine.
This little toy is awesome.  It allows her to keep track of how much she has, how far she is from a goal she can set (saving up), she needs her bank card inserted to do anything (along with a password she created), and when you insert coins, it adds them up automatically.

We had a fun spontaneous photo shoot during Spring Break.

We made apple pie.

As usual, Jaymi spent a lot of time cuddling with Socks,

And on this rare occasion, cuddled both cats at the same time.

I took Jaymi out on a date to see The Lorax during Spring Break.
She loved it.  She now wants a Truffula tree!

And did you know there is a Lorax App for the iphone?
Of course there is!

Jaymi drew an awesome picture of our whole family!

She had a fun fluff fight with a friend.

We made up a new way to practice spelling.  (She is getting pretty bored with the same old ways, every week.)
We call this garage spelling.

We took out a Christmas present that hadn't been started yet.
Our giant crossword puzzle.

Jaymi and a friend made pancakes together.

We watched Socks sleep, in his weird, uncomfortable-looking way.

We played with Amazing Spheres.
They start out like teeny hard plastic beads and expand (in water) to big soft, bouncy spheres.
The clear ones completely disappear in water - it's so strange!

And we took our annual St. Patrick's Day family photo.