Friday, August 13, 2010

Got cream cheese?

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Besides smearing cream cheese all over our faces, we’ve been busy trying to squeeze in some more fun activities before school starts next week.

Like marveling over our beautiful grapes and watermelon, which we've had a blast measuring every single morning….

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And making funky popsicle stick puppets.

Meet Princess Sparkly Rainbow...

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Say hello to Miss Mermaid Sprinkles...

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Welcome Blue Dino...

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And hanging out at the park, playing soccer…

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Today, we’ll be going to the local cheese factory for a tour, learning how cheese and ice cream are made….our one last hurrah for the summer!

Pictures of that to follow, provided I don't have to bail one of my kids out of a butter-churning machine.

35 comments:

Dysfunctional Mom said...

My youngest daughter would be in heaven if she could jump into a vat of butter and eat her way out. She eats plain butter or margarine. Licks the spoon. ICK!
Hope y'all have even more fun than it looks like you've been having! Will you adopt me?

2wired2tired.com said...

Looks like you've been having a fun couple of weeks! We have a garden too and for some reason I didn't even think about growing watermelon. Definitely putting it on the list for next year - your's looks like it's doing awesome!

Have fun on your factory tours!

Mighty M said...

Fun puppets!! Way to keep them busy!!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Love the cream cheese pictures...my kind of kids! :)

The tour of the cheese / ice cream factory sounds like so much fun! And I've got to imagine that there's going to be some sampling involved, right? That's my kind of outing!

(I think I'm hungry this morning...)

The Mother said...

Summers at your house are fun. I'm sending mine next year.

What? They'd be great babysitters.

Creative Junkie said...

geez helene - can I come and stay at your house for the summer?

Eva Gallant said...

I still can't get over how much those cute kids have grown in the year or so that I've been following your blog. What a great family!

Natalie said...

I love how you can see the kids hands holding up the puppets! Too cute ;)

Kristina P. said...

Love the mermaid.

Frugal Vicki said...

I am still waiting for just one tomato to get red. Dang it.
you are a busy busy lady!

Twins Squared said...

Love the crafts! My girls would definitely like the princess and the mermaid!

Megan said...

Holy fruit, batman! You are like the garden whisperer. We tried to grow tomatoes this year and it was an epic fail. Oh well.

Sounds like you guys have been having a fun summer!

Karen Peterson said...

It's just not right that summer's basically over already.

Glad you're having a good time with what's left of it.

I really want some grapes all of a sudden...

Nezzy said...

Sounds like a good time for the kiddos! Ya'll have a blast takin' loads of pictures and....ahummmm.. .... say cheese!!! :o)

Have a blast and enjoy your weekend sweetie!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Love those precious cream cheese faces! You all have been having lots of fun!

Jen said...

I don't know what it is but something about Bella's face with cream cheese on it is saying, "Mom stop taking my picture and clean me up."

MamaOnDaGo said...

Ahh, making wonderful memories with the kids. Cheese and ice cream factory adventure is icing on the cake.

Shell said...

You're doing so much with them! I'm starting to feel like I should since summer is almost over, but it's just so hot.

Annie said...

Beautiful puppets!!! Great way of entertaintment.

Enjoy the weekend.

purseblogger said...

I wish we could go outside and play soccer. It is so dang hot and humid here, it's miserable. I love all of the activities you are doing. So great!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Popsicle stick puppets and cream cheese all in one blog post? You all are having fun...I want to visit too!!

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

It looks like you guys are having tons of fun! Loving the puppets, especially the mermaid!

Debbie said...

Your melon looks great. That is something I never can grow. They start - but then they die.

Wendy said...

You have definitely been more creative and involved with your children than I have with my one! It has just been too hot! Heat index of 110 degrees really puts a damper on any type of outdoor activities (pool water feels like bath water...YUCK!) I've thought about crafts, but didn't want to deal with the mess. Our main games have been tickle fights, hide-n-seek, indoor catch (with a very soft ball), movies, Wii, and board games.

Your garden also looks great! Makes me think in ours next year I want to try grapes and watermelon (even when they are in season, they're still pricy!)

Hope the kids enjoyed the tour and you didn't have fish anyone out!

Sonora said...

I still can't believe summer is almost over. My oldest is finally going to school this year, so I am actually feeling the end of summer a little bit more this year. It sounds like you are getting some great last day activities in.

Zeemaid said...

I so envy you your warm climate to grow watermelons. No way I could grow those in my garden!

Love the popsicle puppers. Adorable!

beemii said...

You know I am not a big fan of cream cheese but I could definitely see my daughter witha face like that. I have been reading your blog for awhile. Thought it was about time to comment on how blessed you are. ANd it is a blessing to read about your life. Thank you for taking the time out of your very busy life to write this blog.

Beemii
http://mommyhood2003.blogspot.com/

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

I'm completely jealous of your growing skills! When are you going to invite us for wine?

shortmama said...

Sounds like a good time!

Ms Bibi said...

Love the puppets,lol. The mermaid is my favorite.

My oldest son would be beside himself if I took him to visit cheese and ice cream factory.

Amy W said...

We're doing our best to make the last few days of summer as fun as possible too! Love the puppets!! :)

Kim said...

School starts on Wednesday, so my older girls only have 2 more days of freedom. Unfortunately, it's raining here so we can't go to the park.

The watermelon looks awesome BTW!

Ginny Marie said...

I always have to tell Emmy to eat the bagel -- don't just lick the cream cheese off the top!

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates said...

Sounds like fun! Only a few more days left before we start the new year over here as well!

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