Thursday, August 10, 2017

In the Good Old Summertime 

I love summer! Today I purchased some good, locally grown fresh produce. This was part of our dinner tonight.....

Corn on the cob, cantaloupe, and coleslaw. 

I often make coleslaw using the bagged shredded cabbage. But wow, how much better it is with freshly shredded! I also bought some tomatoes because we are still only getting so few from our stalks, some romaine and a pepper. Fresh is best!!

Yesterday the kids and I had another fun day. We started our day at a new to me playground. It was renovated recently and is so nice! 

Walking through a covered bridge to the playground. So neat!!


How awesome is a little stream to put your feet in or walk through! 

I didn't get any pictures of the older two on the zip line....it's not a high one but still fun! I was busy following Noah =) 


Aidan offered to tag along with Noah and give me a break....what a gentleman. We soon became too hot, and were happy to get back into the air conditioned van! 

Now where should we go for lunch?? Our whole day was not previously planned and we loved it that way!

Isaac's, that's what we decided on! 

Kids enjoying their drinks. 



Nana was not paying attention to Noah....he nearly finished his milk before the food even showed up!!

Oh, and that dish with a few pickles?? I love it when I go there and no one else likes them ;-) They are ALL mine! 



Can you tell they are enjoying their lunch?

Ok, so lunch is finished, now where to??

We discussed several options but decided to go next door to That Fish Place!


This fish tank was WAY cool!

Of course we had to get a picture with the bear!


But this is what it took to get a good one.....


They are just too fun!!

We loved all the fish.....

They wanted me to take a picture of the yellow fish for Ellen. She loves the color yellow!




So interesting!

Time to go....and we knew where we were going this time.


Sweet Frog frozen yogurt! We met Ellen there. She had been out with Mary, her life skills coach. This place is a lovely treat, always!! Fun day, memories made =)

I had the kids on Monday too. It was a rainy, cool day. We decided to watch a movie in the afternoon....

Sing was on Netflix.....we loved it again! 


Snug as bug on the sofa :)



And I had my cup of coffee....we were all set for a great afternoon! 



Ellen joined us too.....she loves this movie!

The movie is over.....


I was treated to a dance performance!! Too cute!


Saturday was the first day of UDS flag football and cheering. This is what Ellen looks forward to all year!




Every Saturday morning until early October, this is where we will be!

Hope all is well for you. These are very busy days for me so I'm not posting or reading very often. Maybe when the older kids are back in school things will settle down. Summer is winding down and I intend to enjoy it to the fullest! I LOVE summer!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could you please post the name of the playground and the address? I don't live that far from Lancaster and would love to take my kids there! Thanks!

Jean said...

Wow, you really are packing a bunch of fun into these last summer days! The summer freedom of schedule is so wonderful.

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

Just spend the time you can with those precious children....we will be here when you can post. Loved the pictures and spending the day with you, having some fun.

Theresa said...

What a fun day, beginning to the end:) I know you are enjoying these days with the Grandkids! Love seeing Ellen and her infectious smile:) Have a blessed day dear Doris, HUGS!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

No need to explain, Doris, about the lack of time to read and comment on blogs. You and the grands are having way too much fun.

Mari said...

What fun you are having. I know just what you mean about trying to get a good picture of the kids.
Yes, Summer is leaving us too quickly!