I have no idea what we have been doing for the past month! As Bentley has been trying to figure out how to make the minutes, hours and days go by faster, I am trying to find a way to slow it down! We’ve been doing a little of this and that, gardening, swimming in the neighbor’s pool, physical therapy, hanging out with friends, tons of trips to the library, and pink eye!
Since a picture says a thousand words, here are a few to fill in the gaps!
Making homemade pretzels — Bentley loves to take pictures
Trip to the mountains
The kids brought me flowers
Flowers from our garden.
Blueberry picking!! 1 gallon for $5!
Playing dress up! Marseille said, “I’m getting married!” She loves to say that when she wears that dress :)
This head of cabbage was much bigger than my head. It made great cabbage rolls!
I rigged this noodle sprinkler for the kids. They loved it!
Lazy 5 Ranch was quite an experience! We met Danny’s parents and the cousins for a carriage ride through a ranch full of animals. You were allowed to feed most of them.
Learning how to do the dishes
I found this praying mantis on the grill, I caught it but had to let it go because I couldn’t find any food small enough for it.
Pool time :)
I was so excited to find that my rosemary sprigs, that my friend gave me, had roots.
Our huge sunflowers! There are at least 10 of them in our garden and at least 9ft tall. I love to see all the busy bees on them.
I was so excited to find these eggs. Papa and Mama Blue abandoned their nest so the eggs never hatched.
Bentley found the nest. I dried it out and saved it. It is an American Goldfinch nest.
We started school on July 2nd. We did an American Revolution and Fourth of July unit. Bentley is making his cucumber sandwich to enjoy with his “taxed tea”.
Our Boston Tea Party. I even polished the silver!
We made a cake for the 4th of July.
It went right along with our 4th of July unit!
Prizes from the summer library reading program. We read 80 books in a month and they received a medal, a pencil, a sticky hand, bounce house tickets and baseball tickets. At the baseball game they get to be in a parade and get a free shirt! They were very excited!
They are nice medals!!
July 9th, was the first day of our Olympic unit. A is for archery. Water balloon archery :)
Aunt Becca helping Bentley learn how to use a bow and arrow! Bentley loves archery.
B is for Basketball
I cut open one of the sunflowers to let the kids look and touch it. They really enjoyed that. We observed the insects, and eggs that were on it. We made guesses at what ate the leaves. I showed them where the seeds developed and Bentley wanted to eat them. :)
Hope you enjoyed the update!
xo, nikki :)