Friday, June 10, 2016

The Friday Five!

Three cheers, summer's here!! Well, school is out for us at least and that means we are celebrating more than just the fact that it's Friday. As you could see from our Summer Bucket List, we've got BIG summer plans. So we best get going. Here's how we got warmed up this week ....

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Reading -- I just started Book Two of the Neapolitan Novels (as you might recall, I couldn't put Book One down). We've gone through a bunch of library audio books this week and still can't settle on one that we all like. We're trying to get into Enchanted Glass and it seems the most promising of the bunch at the moment, but I'll let you know!

Making -- Kane and his buddy have been pouring through a LEGO catalog picking out big ticket items they can joint purchase. In an effort to make their dreams come true, their also planning a serious lemonade stand. They spent the better part of a playdate this week putting together an elaborate menu and advertising signs. With coordinating scented markers, obviously.

Cooking -- I feel like I've been cooking a ton, but haven't had any huge winners. These Chipotle Pulled Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa were actually delicious, but I was annoyed that they barely made enough for a family of four. Maybe we've just been eating a lot. So I'll include these, but suggest doubling the recipe! I used honey instead of brown sugar.

Playing -- Kane's teachers suggested several fun ways to work math into summer plans. Since we spent so much time at the Jersey shore, I knew Kane would love to try Blackjack. And he's done a great job learning. Card counting, here we come!

Wanting -- My birthday is coming up and I'd love to replace the initials necklace I have for my kiddos. It's coming up on eight years old and looks it!

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