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"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

This Beautiful Moment and Snapshot Summary August 1-7: A Week of Water Fun

{this moment}
A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments at SouleMama.
Snapshot Summary, August 1-7

Shark Math with Goldfish crackers

Ice Cube Boats

Sky with Clouds parfaits

Ivory Soap "Cloud"

Puddle-icious Cupcakes
cloud frosting, rain and a puddle inside

(left) One Year Ago, before braces, (right) This Week, after braces
James got his braces off!
Steven had his surgery on Thursday morning. All went well and they put a plate in on one side of this knee, but they are hoping that the other side will not need it. He will be going back in a week or two to confirm that it won't need the additional plate, which will mean additional surgery.
Meanwhile he will be in recovery at the hospital for a couple of days.
Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers.

And now that we have rain coming out of our clouds, we better have some umbrellas.
We went down to the beach.
We were entertained with puppet shows.

Betterton Day
Town Parade
Booths and Sales

This week's Artie and Mike comic by Katie.
(Click to enlarge.)
Yum! Brum de de. Brum de de brum brum. Charge!

Help! Help! Help! Help me, Mike!
(upside down) Artie, you're an ant, remember...
you can walk on walls.
(right side up) Oh, right!
Next week (hopefully) we start our summer homeschool session.
I know, most of you are starting your NEW school and here I am still finishing up LAST year.
What can I say? Life's thrown us a few curve balls.


  1. My middle one got his braces off last week, too! AMAZING what they can do in such a short time, isn't it? Orthodontia has come so far since when we were kids!

  2. I enjoyed a lot of beautiful photos and activities of your kids here at your site.Looking forward for more This Moments ^_^

    Thank you very much for dropping by!

  3. Looks like a very good week, Phyllis!
    I am glad to hear that Steven's surgery went well. I hope his recovery goes smoothly!

  4. Beautiful photos, Phyllis.
    Besides, I want to thank you for that list of Charlotte Mason essentials. Beautiful reads and reminders for me as a homeschooling mom...

  5. Sounds like a COOL week all around. So much fun, so many great projects. Congrats to James on the freedom from braces. Those pearly whites look great! That took some diligence I'm sure. Love the shark math. Prayers for Steven and all of you.

  6. Life may seem to throw you curve balls, but I can't get over what an excellent batter you are.

    Love the way you put together this week!

    much love,

  7. So glad to hear Steven's surgery went well. And what a great week. Love Alex's 'tattoos' .

    I just love all the things you do. Have I ever told you that? :) Happy weekend Phyllis.

  8. I'm happy to hear Steven's surgery went well. Saying a prayer that his recovery goes smoothly.
    Looks like you've made the most of another week - so many great moments to share!

  9. Great captures of your week! (visiting from Renaissance)

  10. Very fun week, great ideas

  11. As someone who spent six years in braces as a child, I can fully appreciate how wonderful James looks with them gone! Please tell him congratulations.


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