**My kids are currently on summer break. Like last year (see 2013's summer break activities here), I am planning to do one, fun activity with them every day. I will be documenting our various projects together and sharing them here on Saturday mornings and possibly more detailed projects within the week. Read more about how this project got started here.**
This week we worked on our garden at the beginning of the week for several days, and then prepared for our 4th of July celebration, then . . . we celebrated.
Day 27 (Saturday) we went to buy some supplies for our garden (like fertilized soil). Are we the only family that likes roaming through Home Depot? (I like it 'til Jesse drags us through random tool aisles).
Day 28 (Sunday) Jesse and our daughters worked outside and prepared rows for our garden.
Day 29 (Monday) Again, they worked outside, and this time they planted desert wildflowers (I'm so excited about seeing their flowers bloom). [I shared a picture of the flowers here.]
Day 30 (Tuesday) They went to the library with my mom, and spent the afternoon with her.
Day 31 (Wednesday) We planted our starter plants in the soil we prepared earlier in the week.
Day 32 (Thursday) We started making our 4th of July pies for our celebration the next day.
Day 33 (Friday) We had family over for a barbecue, had our frozen treat (pie with ice cream!), and watched the fireworks show.
It was a fun week.
**Every Tuesday we go to the library and every Friday we get a frozen treat.
Week 1's highlights include making a summer calendar, making a summer manifesto, and planting vegetable (and watermelon seeds) for a late summer harvest). Click here for additional pictures and links.
Week 2's highlights include ribbon weavings, paper rockets, and a sofa fort. Click here for additional pictures and links.
Week 3's highlights include making silly faces using potato stamps and Spanish lessons. Click here for additional pictures and links.
Week 4's highlights include making terrarium planters and bug patterned tote bags. Click here for additional pictures and links.**