Thursday, June 30, 2011

happy half-year.....

We've been celebrating the mid-point of the year today with all things summer: fresh strawberry smoothies, corn on the cob and a nap in the hammock.

After reading through the latest issue of whole living magazine, there was an article about mid-year being a good time to re-visit your resolutions, review your progress and rev yourself up for the rest of the year. The book Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer was recommended. I was happily able to get the ebook version through my local library and viewed it online.

"I must listen to my life and try to understand what it is truly about..."

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

And to the zoo.....

Yesterday was the farm, today was the zoo and kiddie rides! The kids have been looking forward to trekking out to St. Paul for a day of fun in the sun.

They had a splash pad that was perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day.

After the rides we took a stroll through the zoo to check out the animals basking in the sun.

We finished off our trip with a ride on the old fashioned carousel.

Another fun summer day!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day at the farm....

We had a fun morning today taking the kids to a working farm nearby. Chloe adored the sheep and loved the companionship of one of the little lambs. So cute!

As you can see, she had a wardrobe change as the day grew warmer.

We walked to a lake on the farm property and had a nice lunch on the dock with blue skies and a gentle breeze. Lovely!

On our way back we visited the cows, said hello to the pigs and visited the chicken coup again.

A fun way to spend a summer day!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer yellow....

Poppytalks colour week has begun! Here's a peek at our summer so far in yellow. Join in the fun and check out all the inspiration in the pool.

Monday - Yellow
Tuesday - Pink
Wednesday - Blue
Thursday - Rainbow
Friday - Red

So happy to see these yellow blooms on our cucumber plant.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Strawberry bliss!

It's been a rainy and cool week here, but we managed to do one of our favorite summer activities despite the weather, a trip to the strawberry patch! The kids remembered it from last year and were anxious to get back to pick some more sweet morsels of summertime bliss!

We came home with loads of berries and quickly made two strawberry pies and plenty of freezer jam for loads of strawberry shortcake. Yum!