Monday, June 11, 2012

Good-bye School, Hello Summer!

R's last day of school was last Thursday.  I helped coordinate his last-day-of-school party, which G attended (twist his arm) with me. 

The final school bell of the school year rang, we gathered up R's items (but forgot his red hoodie; gosh, I hope the school is open today) and went outside to meet SPH who swung by to pick us up on our way to go camping  with my extended family for the weekend.
R's class doing their last "Texas Hug."

Side note:  don't volunteer to coordinate a last day of school party *and* try to pack for a three-day camping trip.  Too much! 

The long weekend in the woods was wonderful:  hiking, swimming, time to talk amongst extended family, campfires, crafts, lots and lots of dirt and food, lots and lots of delicious and creative food:

Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad
Candied Bacon (yeah, these lasted about 32 seconds)
 One thing you should know:  my family is a family of chefs.  Even the kids get in on the action, here is G earning his Kitchen Samurai status:

Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn't share G's falling off a 6 foot ledge into some water where he, SPH, R and some other family were fishing, SPH's rescue of G, G's stepping on a nail that pierced his Keens and his foot, and various other sorts of drama.

I am beat, but in the best sort of way.

Perhaps I need to go help myself to another cup of tea, for today is the first day of summer vacation.  You know, the time of the year when your kiddos are with you all day, every day?  A great time of year in so many ways, but just different.

So as I ease into the summer schedule, I hope you're enjoying yours too.

After all...

Life is sweet,


Jenny Terry (SPSIL#1) said...

Oh my! Reminds me of when G fell off Papa's boat and your SPH had to rescue him!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

I know!!! The kid is fearless, this does not bode well. :)