I took the kids to the aquarium. We had a great time. The kids LOVED it. I was pretty happy about that since I pretty much had to drag Maylin and Alex there. It was nice to have them be happy about it once we got there. I am finding it harder and harder to get my kids to go and do things together. Everyone wants to be with a friend. I have given up a bit and only do a "family" activity once in awhile. I have accepted it that with their ages, this is what comes.
For dinner one night, I gave everyone $5.00 and turned them loose in Wal-Mart. Some teamed up and spent their money together. It was interesting what our Crazy dinner turned out to be. (Jalapeno burgers, two kinds of Doritos, lemonade, chili, cookies and broccoli.) Can't say it was my favorite, but it was entertaining.
I did not have much time to can this year......okay none. I froze a few bags of peppers and that was it, so we just enjoyed fresh stuff. I made lots of peach and raspberries pies, this peach cake and an amazing peach crumble. This cake, was to die for.
A day at the eye doctor. We laughed when I said these were my "Three Blind Mice".
Jay and I and Maylin went to this amazing new museum at Thanksgiving Point. It was so hands on, with lots of VERY cool stuff. We as parents had a great time!
Maylin doing a puppet show. Above. Below is Jay doing a green screen skiing out of an avalanche's way.
A tornado tunnel.
An amazing and long rope bridge course.
My nephew Andrew stayed with us for several weeks. He is a fireman. He let Alex try on his gear. He even timed him to see if he could get on all the gear in under 30 seconds. He came close, but no cigar. Alex looks good in the gear.
Alex spent a lot of his summer painting. He did some amazing art with spray paint and card board. He painted on canvas or on pieces of left over tile. Here he is with some of his works of art.
All done with spray paint. No brushes, just cardboard. Pretty cool.
Austin has been enjoying getting back to playing the organ. He is trying to polish his skills that got a bit tarnished while he was on his mission.