Sunday, June 15, 2008

What We've Been up to this First Week of Summer

Yesterday, we finished our first week of summer with a trip to our local waterpark. We were there about 4 hours... and we both got small patched of sunburn. Alexandra's shoulders are burned and my back is burned. I guess I just didn't get enough sunscreen on those areas!

Well, early this morning, Alexandra woke up with a sore throat and stuff nose... and she felt hot. When we woke up, she was had a fever. So, we've been hanging out at home.

We had started growing this sweet potato about 3 weeks ago and have been shocked by its growth! This photo was taken earlier this week and the vines are now 32 inches tall! It's been growing in a large cup with water with toothpicks poked into it to help it "hang" on the lip of the cup.

Alexandra went to a second week of classes for homeschoolers, including her photography class. This week, they were learning about taking macro photos and they took a walk outside to photograph flowers. This is her shot of hydrangea.
And, this was her camp this week... basketball! She really enjoyed it and wants to play this fall. I was very proud of her as she learned SO much this week. She couldn't even dribble the ball when she started her week! (And, I was proud of her for sticking it out - she was the only girl in the group with 8 boys.)
Her she is taking a free throw. Oops! It missed...

And, I really want to do more cooking with Alexandra this summer. One night this week, we made bran muffins from scratch. We used my grandmother's recipe which uses All Bran cereal. They turned out really good, though a little dry. And, Alexandra is doing really well measuring, stirring, etc. I think the only thing I did was to help find the ingredients, read the recipe (which I know she could do), and take them in and out of the oven.


Robin said...

You know? By the time Alexandra leaves your warm, comfy nest, she's going to be one heck of a well-rounded person. I'm just so impressed with the many skills she takes to with ease!
Btw, I could use one of those bran muffins right about now. They sound yummy!

Melissal89 said...

I hope Alexandra feels better real soon!

Besides being a little sunburned and sick, it sounds like you all are having a wonderful summer so far.


Rhonda said...

Sounds like a nice start to your summer, although I sure hope that Alexandra is feeling better.

Rachel said...

This sounds great! Where are these classes? They look great!

My recipe is SOO easy you are going to laugh! We washed the blueberries and then added sugar and mashed it all up (the recipe calls for pie filling so we just made our own by adding the sugar). We put enough to fill the bottom of a pyrex dish. We used a rectangle shape but in hindsight a square would be MUCH better! Then you take a box of yellow cake mix and dump it on top (try to do it evenly obviously) and then cut up a stick of butter and place all over the top, bake at 350. We weren't given a set time, so we just kept checking it in 15 minute intervals. Not the healthiest dish BY FAR but Very yummy! :-)

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