Summer is wonderful! At least, this summer, for me, is wonderful. I think it's the fact that homeschooling this past year was more work than ever with four different grades, despite the fact that it was a good year. It's also the fact that when I'm homeschooling I also have to do the housework, cook, mother, and be hospitable. It's so much easier in the summer to enjoy housework, just "be a mom", and not feel so stressed about the schedule. Why is summer so short???
We are beginning to harvest from our garden. So far we've had 4 bunches of radishes and 2 salads, which included some of our snap peas. We enjoyed this simple dinner of Stephanie's Stove Top Baked Beans and salad, also my latest favorite GF bread.
Cousin John comes over most Wednesday afternoons to play. He and Laura are still the best of friends and the worst of enemies. I was surprised to turn around and find them so sweetly sitting together in a chair!
I'm so happy with my patio garden. It looks bigger and prettier in person but it is beginning to make the patio feel like a little escape.
The broccoli grows bigger every day. I can't wait to eat it!
I've been putting enormous amounts of energy into the vegetable garen. I tried the square foot gardening method without raised beds this year. So far it is working pretty well. We'll see in another month.....I do have trouble with rabbits.
Laura is into baby dolls. I'm so happy!!!! I love to watch her play. And Laura likes her new nickname of "Dolly" and refers to herself in the third person as "Dolly". "Dolly wants milk," "Dolly is here," etc.
Did I mention Emily found her wedding dress?? I think I did, but we're excited about it! She and Craig and Mom have just spent a week out east at another wedding and visiting friends.
Michael will be traveling a lot the rest of the month. We haven't been to the pool much because the weather has been so delightfully on the cool side. Not so anymore! I'm off to a craft fair later today but first I must go and tackle the piles and piles and piles and piles of ironing.......