Monday, June 13, 2011

it's summer!!!

the kid's are home.
it's hot!
they get bored.
i have to keep them busy.
here is our summer schedule!

1.  make a summer chart
this includes when the kids need to be dressed.
when they need to do their daily chores...ect.

2. activities ideas
 library reading program.
we always find time to hit Sonic for "happy Hour" (2-4 p.m.)
the park
swimming (this is a HUGE part of summer...right?!)
we always pick a book to read together.
this year it's, Where the Red Fern Grows.
movies at the mall for $1.00
play dates
trips to the water park
cheapy water slide for our back yard and a GIANT amount of popsicles!!

 3. vacations
this year we are going to Monterey bay aquarium,
and the Santa Cruz beach board walk.
last but not least....
OUR anniversary!!!
we are going to
Catalina Island.
(i can't WAIT!!!)

we have these plus other fruits and veggies in abundance being sold on every corner.
( we also have a garden)

right now we are growing dinosaurs...??.
(my little chicken thinks they will be able to walk up the stairs)

last day of school!
(this picture makes me laugh...look at the girl in the back)

craft projects!

so, happy it's SUMMER!

my favorite summer salad!

greek orzo salad

1 package of orzo pasta. cooked, drained, and cooled
1 package of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 can of olives, chopped
2 cucumbers, peeled and seeded
1/2 c. parsley
half of a purple onion, chopped
1 package of feta cheese
combine all ingredients

1/3 c. olive oil
1/3 c. fresh lemon juice
3 cloves of crushed garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

mix and pour over salad.




  1. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the sweet comment about my driftwood jewelry organizer. I visited your blog and you have some great stuff! I'm a new follower. Have a fun day with all your summer adventure plans.

  2. mmmm, yum! I keep meaning to make a bucket list for the fam this summer--got to figure out what we're doing.

  3. Your schedule looks quite a bit like ours! Love the blog :)

  4. Looks delicious! And those kids: cute, cuter, cutest!

  5. Oh this greek orzo look so so yummy and refreshing! Must try soon!


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