|Snapshot Summary of July 17-22|
|On the 17th, my eldest son turned 17, but we didn't celebrate until later on in the week.|
|Meanwhile there was lots of pirate play...|
|including overtaking the ship...|
|and claiming it as their own.|
|There were other creative endeavors...|
|Magic School Bus by James.|
|Egyptian tomb by Quentin|
On Monday we combined nature study and an pastel art lesson from our friends at Hodgepodge...
|and made strawberry pictures.|
|fresh pineapple and strawberry kabobs for a snack|
|black bean slow cooker enchiladas for dinner|
On Tuesday Katie made crepes filled with homemade blackberry jam for breakfast.
|Alex added a page on Japan to our postcard-geography album.|
|Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese for lunch.|
|ham, baked mozzarella zucchini and hasselback potatoes for dinner|
On Wednesday we had some fizzy fun with exploding plastic sandwich bags.
|The power of baking soda and vinegar...|
|is used to make sandwich bags....|
|make a most satisfying pop!|
|ham and cheese sliders for lunch|
made from the leftover ham from dinner the night before
|and baked parmaean spaghetti casserole for dinner|
On Thursday we celebrated Alex's birthday.
|Katie made him a treasure cake, filled with an assortment of candy...|
|which was enjoyed by all.|
On Friday, we had campfireless Camping, playing in a wading pool, "Lake Bergenholtz"...
|making S'mores Cookie Bars...|
|Muffuletta Sandwiches for lunch...|
|making Twizzlers snakes...|
|In addition to the S'mores bars for those that could eat them, I toasted marshmallows under the broiler for my two kids who can't have gluten or casein so that they could make s'mores with gfcf graham crackers and chocolate.|
|This week's Artie and Mike comic.|
(click on photo to enlarge)
How in the world are we going to cross that?
We could build a boat or a bridge or a...ah...ahh!
And for all who are thinking and praying for my husband's recovery, I have an update from Monday's doctor's appointment. He is still two weeks away from a surgery date. It seems that the blisters on his leg have to completely heal before surgery or there is too great a risk for infection. After surgery, there is a prognosis of a 3-4 month recovery before he can even put weight on his leg, so our moving day has been postponed for a few months. Meanwhile, we have been getting wonderful, loving help from our friends here in Maryland.