Good morning! How is your summer going so far? We've been busy, but have enjoyed plenty of relaxing and lazy afternoons, too. The girls and Benjamin took two weeks of swim lessons, visited a couple of VBS's and we have more fun planned when Phillip takes the last week of July off. Time is flying by!
The girls and Benjamin were very brave about their swim lessons. They have never liked water on their faces but are now able to hold their breath under water for more than 30 seconds, swim across the pool and they even jumped off the diving board!
As a reward, we packed a picnic lunch and spent Friday afternoon at the nearby waterpark. The large bucket at the top of the slide slowly fills up with water and then tips over.
Watch out down below!
My summer garden is hanging in there, but my rhubarb loves the heat.
I have been harvesting the stalks a few at a time, chopping them into small pieces and storing in the freezer. Hopefully I will have enough for a rhubarb strawberry pie next month.
Sarah asked if I had a recipe for the Pink Lemonade I made on the 4th of July. I actually used a mix, but last week I tried a homemade version. This is my favorite regular lemonade recipe:
3/4 cup sugar
4 cups cold water
Cut lemons into thin slices, remove seeds. Place slices in a large non metal bowl; sprinkle with sugar and let stand 10 minutes. Press lemons with the back of a spoon (or potato masher) to extract juice. Transfer mixture to a pitcher and add water. Stir and then remove lemons. (I left in a few slices.) Serve over ice.
For pink lemonade, just add a spoonful of cranberry juice frozen concentrate!
We have been having fun with our water color pencils.
This is my attempt at drawing a morning glory vine.
Emily's pretty parakeets.
I have also been working on a little embroidery project. Hopefully it will be finished in time for show and tell.
I would love to hear how your summer is going!