Friday, July 25, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
It reminds me of Free Pretzel Day:
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Anyway ...last thought for the night is really a question - what do you do to keep organized during the summer? Man, we struggle with keeping bed times and keeping up with family scripture study. It's so much easier during the school year!
I'll share what we're up to this summer, but it hasn't solved either of my previously mentioned dilemmas, so I hope you all have some good ideas!
We have summer books -
The kids write every morning a list of what they "have to do" before they can play. The list has some stuff that is the same everyday - make beds, clean rooms, read for 30 minutes. It usually has one or two other small chores (vacuum a room, wipe down the walls in a room, that kind of stuff). Then I try to put something fun on the list too. We have a Summer of Fun banner hanging up downstairs that has stuff we sat around and said we wanted to do this summer on it. After we do something at least once, the little guy gets to jump in the water. It keeps me mindful of the things we want to do. Hope we get to most of it before summer is over!
You can always find photos of what we've been up to on Smugmug.
So please share! What are you doing this summer for organization? Or for fun?
And here she is at Deer Valley for the big 4th of July symphony:
We love what a great person she has turned out to be. We got to go and hear her talk in the singles ward last month - what a treat! She has a calling she is going to be great at (organizing Family Home Evenings)! Love you Sara!
What could I say but "Sure, you do all the work and we'll have your booth." Come on, two boys? They generally have the combined attention span of a chihuahua! I gave it two days to go away. WRONG. Those two planned, made a materials list, went to the store, and spent two weeks designing a banner and making product. So this week, we had the debut of:
Toys by Boys - 2 Yahoos, Inc.
It was pretty successful. I got to wander Farmer's Market for a few hours - they sold their little hearts out, made a profit, and already invested back into more materials so now they are debt free and will have 100% profit next week. They are going to add marshmallow shooters to the inventory and even though this week will be another short one (we have to leave for hockey again), after this week, they can stay for all of Farmer's Market and reach an even larger audience.
I love these cute boys!