Wednesday, June 17, 2009

More Summer Fun...

Everyone's been taking advantage of our pool this year. The weather's been so hot that it's the only time anyone's willing to venture out of doors.

Jon says hi!

I'm posting this photo because, if you look very closely, you can see a hint of a smile. That's a rare

Now this little critter is probably going to be an olympic swimmer! She can be seen in the pool every chance she gets. And always has a look of pure joy on her face.

She even has her own pair of goggles, that she sleeps

Good thing Daddy keeps her safe! She doesn't know that she can't breathe under water

Pure Joy!

In other news, my MIL bought this fan for my DH's birthday and my Dad, Brother, and Husband installed it this past weekend. It's so pretty and really makes the room look finished. What a blessing to have that project done!

My garden is still hanging in there, although I'm seeing that the heat, hail, and big storms are taking it's toll on the poor plants. I'm guessing I'll be replanting within the next month or so for our second season. In good news, I've been able to pickle 11 jars of dill pickles this year! Now that's a good cucumber season! I've also had enough greenbeans and lettuce to keep us fed for the past two or three months. The biggest crop has been tomatoes by far. I've given so many away and still we're hard pressed to eat the ones we keep before they go bad. Yesterday, for dinner, I served two tomatoes sliced as a side dish. Now that's

On the school front, I've been working with Jon on SAT prep work and we've been finishing up a few high school subjects that they started late in the last school year. Things are going good and I can't wait to be done until the new school year. I could use a break before August.LOL



hicksgirl93 said...

We love summertime pool fun too! OI am also a home school mom, during the summer we do VERY light schooling in between pooltimes. Great family pics!

Berry Patch said...

Oh, I just laughed when I saw Sophia! ;-) You are right - pure joy!

Such different growing seasons. I have sunflowers, pumpkins, broccoli, and peas just starting to surface. Nothing else is showing itself quite yet.

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Great pool photos! I love Sophies pure joy...and fun to see dad in the pool too.

Wow - your garden sounds great. I'm dreaming of a garden - but realistically it won't happen for years to come. ::snort::

Laura in IL said...

Try mixing your tomatoes with some fresh basil, mozeralla cheese, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It makes a great salad! And it's a fun way to use up those tomatoes.
I am so jealous of your garden. Here in the frozen north the tomatoes are still green and I think all the rain is drowning my basil.

Linda said...

I'm so impressed with the dill pickles! My kids love them; I never thought of making my own.

Wild Homeschool Family said...

Looks like fun days at your house!

Kristine said...

I SERIOUSLY have been buying tomatoes from HOLLAND at the grocery store. I need to remember to blog that.

Great pics, and the pool looks wonderful, very inviting!

Cynthia said...

We still haven't gotten around to putting up our pool yet.. not sure if we will now...