Realized that since coming back from being away I was in a bit of a funk. We hadn't been playing outside at all. Now, admittedly, it has been REALLY hot. In addition to just feeling hot, the heat has also scorched the grass and flowers making it pretty unappealing to be in the backyard. So, I decided it was time to do something about it.
By golly, we pulled back out the kiddy pool, I mowed the existing tufts of grass and we replanted the flower pots (BEAUTIFUL flowers were on sale at the grocery store for $1.50!)
My dirty leg from mowing the grass turned to dust yard. :)
We actually started the the week by taking the kids to see How To Train Your Dragon at the $2 Theater. It was A LITTLE intense ;), but very good. After getting over the initial shock of the darkness of the theater, the kids liked it, too. Then we went to Cold Stone for some yummy ice cream. T and I had Oreo cream filling ice cream with Oreos, chocolate chips and peanut butter cups. Yum! M and J had chocolate with just about everything mixed in.
My people at the end of the movie.
Oh, and we went to the Children's Museum. I keep forgetting that we have a membership and while it's no big-city museum, the kids really do love it.
M finding Ethiopia all by herself on the map at the Children's Museum. (And T just saw this photo and shouted, "That's Africa, Mama!") :)
I can hardly believe that it's almost August. Definitely need to start savoring the last month of summer! Time to catch some fireflies!