We have found that camping is a really great way to get away. It's cheap, the kids love getting dirty, I love the scenery and the stars, and who doesn't love making smores on a camp fire?? We always have a blast and Alex is really good at telling us stories by the fire. "uh-huh!"
This was Alex's first team sport! Watching your kids play for the first time just melts your heart. I absolutely love how their is no such thing as postitions at this age and they all just run around in a big bunch chasing the ball, paying no attention to their team mates. But for my rambunctious little guy this was the perfect game for him!
One morning her husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out.
She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book.Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, "Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?" "Reading a book," she replies, (thinking, "Isn't that obvious?")
"You're in a Restricted Fishing Area," he informs her. "I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading." "Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up."
"If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault," says the woman. "But I haven't even touched you," says the game warden.
"That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment."
"Have a nice day ma'am," and he left.
MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads. It's likely she can also think.
Yesterday the kids and I went to the grocery store on a fruit mission. We were going to make fruit kabobs. They each got their own child-size grocery cart to push around and I let them pick out what they thought looked good. They had a blast. When we were finished I checked their carts to see what they had picked out. Alex did really well. His cart had bananas, apples, limes and mellons. Riley, however, had strawberries, grapes, bananas, and potatoes. I tried to explain why we were putting the potatoes away but she just looked at me like I was crazy. She really wanted those potatoes.
Trying to distract her and change the subject on her little mind, I asked her to help me grab some pineapple and nectorines. Successful! The pineapple really excited her and I showed both of them how to check for a good one. They love to smell fruit, it's too cute. We decided we had enough and headed to the check out line.
When we got home, I sliced it all up and put it all on a large platter. I also added marichino cherries and marshmallows. I've never seen my kids so excited to eat fruit! They had more fun trying to get the fruit on the sticks than our earlier activity of playdough. Especially when they were working with the grapes.
When Daddy got home and asked about their day, they were so excited to tell him about the fruit. He asked each what their favorite was. For Alex, it was the marshmallows and Riley said, "The Ba-nectorines!"
I love summer school! I am taking 2 classes this summer and so far, it would appear that, I've got two great teachers. They are both very lively and really have managed to make the hours fly by. Which is fantastic because a 3 hour English class is really, no fun at all, in my opinion. It is so lame how excited I get when I go to school. Which I guess is good since I plan on going for a long time. I have visions of one day, FINALLY being able to practice medicine. But for now, it's one class at a time.
So summer is upon us. It's supposed to reach 100 degrees this week! I love the sun, but hate the extreme heat. So why do I live here? I'm not sure. I would love to move, but where would I go?? Anywhere, I think. Change is good and I could use a lot of change right about now. I am always looking into the realestate markets in different cities. This week, I've been considering Kentucky and the Carolinas. No real reason, just dreaming I guess. Wouldn't it be fun to be able to pack up and move without worries? Just to go and see what it's like to live somewhere else for a little while. No cares about finding a new job or school for your kids. Just to see what the rest of this great country is like. Huh . . .
Wow, so this is a whole new world to me. Thank you Dave and Bri for introducing me to it. I'm not really sure what to say here. I don't even know yet, where it ends up on "my blog". By the way, if anyone knows exactly what a "Blog" is or maybe stands for PLEASE clue me in. So until I figure it out a little more . . . WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE???