We've been on vacation for a week, so I'm trying to catch up.
July 9--Moo!--I took the kids to a local farm today. There was a free ice cream tasting as well as the chance to milk Hazel Holstein. We all enjoyed the various flavors of ice cream, sherbet and gelato on a glorious Saturday.
July 10--Catch a Wave--We hit a salt-water beach today. Trust brought the boogie board she received as a birthday party favor and had a lot of fun trying to surf in the ocean.
July 11--Hodio Tonada (Whoa!)--Everyone attended an event at our local Montessori school tonight. We had hot dogs and ice cream, and then we were treated to a performance by Alex the Jester, who speaks only Grammelot during his performance. Trust was rewarded with a gold medal and a high five from Alex for her ability to throw a ball into a net.
July 12--Dinner Al Fresco--Chretien cooked a wonderful meal of kabobs with steak tips, tomatoes, red peppers, onions, squash and potato. He also grilled corn on the cob. We ate outside in shifts. Trust had skating and by the time she and I returned home, it was time for Earnest and Chretien to leave for his first T-ball practice. Still, though, it was delicious!
July 13--We Be Jammin'--We went to kids' concert today at a local park and met up with some friends there. Trust, Imp and one of our friends enjoyed skipping to their tunes.
July 14--Back to School?--Well, not really. We started our vacation today and had dinner with family and friends at a barbecue joint. Here we see Earnest and Imp playing with one of them at the blackboard that ran the length of one wall at the restaurant.
July 15--Let Freedom Ring--On our way to the beach, we stopped and paid a visit to the USS Alabama. While we didn't actually tour the battleship, we did walk around the grounds and enjoy the views of many planes which flew during World War II. The kids enjoyed ringing this very large (and loud) bell.