Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summer At Our House

This is my view every afternoon. "Everyone has to have their work finished before we can go swimming," is the rule around here, so far it has been an excellent motivator.

Sunday evenings are S'more time. The children love building a fire and roasting marshmallows.

Kobi is not allowed to take food off the picnic table....

Dean bought some sparklers for the children. Excuse Joseph's pj's....it was his bedtime but we left him stay up a little later to join in the fun.

Filling out Summer Reading Program papers. Every summer our local library has a reading program. When you fill the chart you receive a stack of coupons from local businesses.

This past weekend we were at a nearby cabin with our adoption group. Dean smoked pork and potatoes for supper on Saturday evening. We had a wonderful time together, staying up way past bedtime talking about the crazy happenings in our lives, enjoying delicious food and relaxing. 

Our favorite blueberry dessert. It is delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream, best of all it is simple and quick to make. Toss approximately 6 cups blueberries with 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and top with bits of butter. For topping: mix 2 cups oatmeal, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 cup sliced almonds and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon with 4 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle over blueberries and bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.

We have finally got into a routine of sorts and are enjoying a relaxing summer. The other day we were reminded to enjoy these days while they last when we got the tuition bill for the coming school term. My "baby" will be going to kindergarten and my oldest is going to Jr. High. How did that happen so quickly?  


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