I can’t believe July few by! There are so many great July pictures to share with you here. Here is a selection. July was spent with sports during the week (roller hockey and STEM camp for Sam and soccer/basketball for Ben) and adventuring on the weekends. It is a blur now, but fun every day. I hope you enjoy these shots. Click on the link above to explore the rest of the album.
This seemed like a decent way to offload a huge pile-up of eggs in our fridge (since I finally went to the market and needed some real estate back!). Turns out Ben is an amazing sales person! He helped pull in the customers, while Sam did the math checking (one person said how much are they and Ben said “Five cents!” – Sam jumped in and corrected that one!). A friend came down in his gear and helped out, too. They were awesome together. Ben was so enthusiastic that one customer turned around and came back. He said “I turned around because of YOU (Ben) and your enthusiasm.” He tipped Ben an extra $2. Isn’t that so nice? He is a science teacher in the district. Another lady bought two dozen but gave the kids $40 – essentially donating $30!!! I wish I could have thanked her but I was inside washing up another two dozen! I was watching Ben from the shadows to be sure his enthusiasm didn’t propel him into the road…we set up a hockey stick on the ground so he wouldn’t get too close. Needless to say…I did not get the office time today that I needed. Oh well. They raised $74!
Enjoy this video 🙂
Today I took two boys for a 4.5 mile jog. We had a wonderful time – it’s awesome here in the Northwest in the summer. And how lucky am I to be a work-from-home mom who can jog with boys? They talk about the oddest things while jogging. Sam thought it would be funny to set up a chicken liver lemonade stand. Hmmm…sounds a bit like what is on offer for dinner around here.
Anyone for soy wasabi almonds and marshmallows for dinner?
It was time for a commissary run. After a two hour hockey practice. Which was after a 3 hour soccer camp (while Sam and I were out running). A tasty high-salt Taco Bell dinner followed by an hour in the air conditioning made sense. So we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Sam got chatty with the guys at the fish counter. Ben asked “Are there any flying fish here?” (I guess he was thinking of Pike Market?) Sam got a taste of smoked salmon belly strips and pronounced them DELICIOUS and so he got some. $386 later we were out the door and loading the car. Which was full of stinking hot hockey gear.
Have you ever smelled the elbow pads of a hockey player? Dave enjoyed helping us unpack!
Here are a few pictures of my lovies from today. I can’t figure out if camps are helpful or a pain in the arse. My head is spinning from the logistics of planning out the moving parts (along with my neighbors and friends – we are all helping each other with the logistics but we need a flight control expert to train us in managing all this!). Today I cancelled a camp. It’s TOO MUCH! I just want my kids with me!!!