1. Brett and I have been talking about forgetting the idea of getting a new job in industry and just getting a farm. Not seriously, but we have been talking quite a bit about it. :) Brett keeps mentioning that farming is a lot of hard work, and I keep wondering why he keeps pointing that out. It's a puzzle.
|I bought Talmage this jersey and he thinks it is the best thing I've ever bought him.|
2. The kids are officially finished with school!! I need to post the pictures that they were given from their teachers.
|Working on his model plane.|
Which just means that they'll go to a different-- indoor-- pool instead, but that's sad because it's not five minutes away from our house.
|We went to a spiffy, brand-new playground and Wyatt just wanted to play in the puddles.|
3. I forgot to mention that last Saturday we went into the woods and started a fire and roasted marshmallows until they were all gone, and then we played hide and seek and sardines for a while. It was so fun. We pulled a few ticks off some kids in the following days though.
|This picture is for Lindsay who thinks Wyatt's hair is not really a white-blonde. I kind of think it is.|
Homemade root beer is a 4th of July tradition in my family, so I decided to see if I could make it happen. I asked on Facebook if there was anywhere I could buy dry ice, and my friend directed me to a store that she thought had it. Indeed it did. They had a website where I read about it, the store is very very near my house, and I even called and asked the price per kilo since I wasn't going to spend a crazy amount even for tradition's sake. The guy on the phone said it was only 5.50 per kilo-- super!
So I went of to the store, which was not like a grocery store at all, but a warehouse-looking place that had lots of tanks-- like helium tanks and so on. So I got there with the kids and I started asking him about buying a kilo or two and he (luckily speaking very good English) told me that actually there is a 6 kilo minimum purchase! Of course I did not need 6 kilos, so the very kind man went and opened a box for me and put just 1 kilo in a box. Then I had to sign a paper with a list of safety guidelines on it and pay a lot more than 5.50, but less than 33, so I guess it was good in the end. :)
And the other thing about my root beer was that the root beer extract that I had brought from the States last summer wasn't a dark brown color-- it was a tiny bit caramely colored. So my root beer looked very weird and naked. BUT... it did turn out very tasty so I say the root beer 4th of July tradition was a win.
We had fun chatting and eating and playing in their backyard, lighting sparklers, and eating more.