Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer = more posting?

So I totally thought that summer break would equal more posting. Hahahahahaha. I'm not sure if I'm luxuriating in not having anything to do or not boring you with my not having anything to do. We've actually been pretty busy with playdates, birthday parties and a Father's Day outing to Sesame Place. So, perhaps a few quick update blurbs are in order.

1. We have eaten an impressive amount of produce this week. While I still haven't gotten brave enough to make the kale, I'm planning on baking it into a quiche this week. Have any suggestions for how that might work? We have managed to put away 4 cucumbers, 3 heads of lettuce, 8 quarts of strawberries, 2 zucchini, our herbs and 2 quarts of string beans. I have the quiche planned and a pesto pasta to use the rest of the beans. Any recipe suggestions for our broccoli (which I'll probably just steam as a side) or extra zucchinis? I have until Thursday morning when I get a fresh injection of produce.
2. Father's Day was lovely. We visited Sesame Place with some friends of ours. Apparently most Dads are unwilling to do Sesame on Father's Day because it was distinctly uncrowded. Ry got a polo shirt from Cheeky Monkey, and satellite radio from me. Gummy Bear got him a Rockem-Sockem Robot shirt. He was very insistent on that choice. He also made him a pretty special card.
3. The rest of our time has been taken up with playdates, birthday parties and enjoying the weather. Cheeky Monkey started swimming lessons yesterday. Thankfully, there was much less crying and gnashing of teeth than with Gummy Bear last year. Gummy Bear starts soccer this afternoon. I love watching little kids play sports.
4. My boys have really stinky feet. Anybody have a suggestion for a good shoe spray or other remedy? Seriously, I've been washing the boys' feet at the end of the day for fear of their beds permanently smelling of feet.
5. We have more birthday parties and summer BBQs coming up in the next few weeks. My mother and stepdad are also planning to be here (for good!!!) around July 4. I feel like my long, glorious summer is quickly melting away.

What are you up to this summer?


Amber said...

Sounds like a wonderful summer!

We're not doing anything special this summer. I'm just saving up vacation days for our vacation this winter! We will be going to the UAE and India. :)

Cathy said...

For your zucchini:

I hope that link works. I made it last night and it was delicious and even passed the husband test, so my bet is the boys will dig it. I really think you should try kale "chips" and let me know how they turn out, I've been wanting to try it

ldupbeat said...

We have had company, your uncle Joel and family. I am taking four college classes this summer and so I am busy busy busy, but I'm happy to be working toward something. John is getting ready to retire, talking about doing it this December. Enjoy your summer off with your sweet boys!

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