It's summer vacation time. I'm taking 2 weeks off from blogging to enjoy the rest of the summer. My sister is visiting from England and I want to fully enjoy the time with her. I'll see you back here in September.
Family Fun Night Make sure everyone can join in the fun. If you play board games, young children can roll the dice or move the game pieces. You can also do a parlour entertainment evening. Play piano or another instrument, recite poetry or tell a story. Local Adventures Check out your city or town's website to see what free activities are available for families. Does your local zoo, museum, science centre or other tourist attraction offer free days? Visit a community sports field and watch a game of soccer or baseball. Does your town or city have a bowling program where children can bowl for free during the summer? Build paper airplanes Look up designs and have everyone make their own (or assist young children). Then have a competition to see whose plane flies the furthest or does the best stunt.
Volunteer Spend a day making a positive impact in your community. Choose an issue together which is important to your family, then find a local organization that works on that issue and volunteer. Volunteering can help you make new friends and shows children how you can make a difference and how good it feels to do that. Go swimming This is a low-cost, fun family activity. Swimming gives you an all-over body workout and is suitable for any age group.
Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning: Oatmeal square with a cup of tea. On today's to do list: Laundry Sweep and mop kitchen floor Inventory pantry/freezer/fridge Write grocery list Grocery shopping Wash bathroom rugs Currently reading: The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis
The weather outside is: Sunny with blue skies and a high of 28C. Gorgeous! On the menu this week: Monday - Hamburgers Tuesday - Maple salmon with rice and green beans Wednesday - Tacos Thursday - Mushroom chicken with rice Friday - Italian meatloaf with mashed potatoes and broccoli Saturday - Roast chicken with salad and corn Sunday - Cheese tortellini with pink sauce and caesar salad
If I have a few minutes to myself, I will: Read!
New recipe I tried, or want to try this week: Italian meatloaf.
In the garden: I have already blanched and frozen peas, broccoli and cauliflower. Carrots are just about ready.
Favorite photo from the camera:
HooDoos at Drumheller
Homemaking Tip: If you break a glass on a hard floor, pick up any large pieces carefully. Sweep the area using a dustpan and brush. Take a slice of bread or a disc of playdough and gently press it over the area to remove any small shards of glass. Visiting with Blog friends (blog you want to share, blog post that caught your eye): I really enjoy Joy's blog at Artful Homemaking. If you would like to join in, please link up to Sandra from Diary of a Stay at Home Mom here.