Week two of summer is over and what did we do?
I originally thought there wasn't a lot going on but when I wrote it all out, I realized it was actually a fairly full week. A lot of time was spent at the pool, as Sam and Rachel had lessons every day.
One of our goals in joining the pool was to get Sam and Rachel more comfortable in the water. The other day, after having swimming lessons, lunch, games, and a tennis lesson for Sam, they both wanted to get back in. I didn't have my swimsuit and they were fine going in on their own. I would say that our goal has been accomplished.
We still have our weekly CSA pickup on Tuesdays, but on Wednesdays at the pool there is a local produce stand where we have been supplementing with things not available through our CSA, like strawberries and local sourdough bread. Yum!
One day this past week, we went out to have tea with Janice, Tessa, Willem, Janice's mom, and another friend. Our friend set a beautiful table and Rachel found some fun glasses to wear!
Our yellow-orange raspberries started producing! I may have picked the first crop (of three berries) for myself and gobbled them before anyone noticed. I LOVE yellow raspberries!
Not only are we part of a vegetable CSA but I also have a flower share. I love getting my weekly bouquets. Expect to see more of them on the blog in the coming weeks.
this blog post about meal planning, this has been a rough meal week, mostly because I am fighting a cold (and it's winning), so one night we headed to McDonald's for supper. (And if you read my comment on Tracey's post, we will probably still pick up pizza on Sunday after church because we're consistent like that.)
This is not specific to this past week necessarily, although it did happen again last night, but Rachel LOVES when we eat supper outside. She will pull out the tablecloth, cutlery, plates, and cups. So we get some interesting table combinations. Right now she is loving using all the stuff from her birthday. I will have to show her where our re-useable outdoor dishes are, but right now it's neat to let her do it all on her own.
And then we came home and marked the occasion by eating fresh strawberries and ice cream, although it may be hard to spot under all the strawberries!