A few from last week...
1. A baseball birthday party.
2. The Banana-Backpack Incident. M had been complaining about a banana smell in her room for days. Then she came shrieking downstairs with her brand new backpack exclaiming that there was a black and white rotten banana in there. A trail of fruit flies and fumes followed. As if the sight, smell and feel of the banana wasn't quite bad enough, once the banana was removed (by a courageous, T), the bottom of the bag was covered with maggots. Maggots.
I thought the bag was a lost cause. We left it out in the rain overnight. The next morning I mustered my resolve and sprayed it down with a bleach spray. The combination of airing it out along with the rain seemed to make a huge improvement. After wiping it out I washed it and I think it's back in business.
Lesson I hope we've learned: Empty your bag after a trip--especially if it has food in it. (The banana had been there for 20 days. Gross.)
3. Orchard-down-the-road goodness.
4. A picnic walk.
(And just like the rest of us...if you should happen to see a tree that looks like you could climb it, by all means, climb away.)
5. Weekend waterfront dinner.
Just 2 weeks left of summer!