Showing posts from August, 2018

Weekly Wrap- Up: The Week We Went Swimming Every Day

After a week or more of cool fall-like temperatures we've had another heat wave.  I felt so bad for all those poor kids heading back to school with temperatures in the upper 80's low 90's!  My boys and I kept cool in the lake and ended up swimming every single day this week. Ian headed off to work while the younger boys and I went to the lake on Friday to meet up with my two sisters, their kids, and my mom.  We had a nice day at the lake (even if Alec did get stung by a wasp and I forgot my fork and went without lunch!).  We had a very long commute home though since there was a large accident and the highway was shut down shuttling everyone off a single exit... then we hit all sorts of road construction the rest of the way home.  We opted for take out for dinner since I refused to cook or move the rest of the night. Saturday I was up nice and early getting ready for Evan's party and Ian headed off to work with his grandfather.  The younger two bo

Books My Boys Read This August

August has been a pretty rainy month and my boys have been spending more time at home.  All this extra free time around the house had led to a bit of increased reading!  They've all found a few new series of books to try that they really enjoyed too! Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol: The Haunted House Next Door- - Evan got this book from Barnes and Noble for finishing up his summer reading and he just LOVED it! So much that he often read 2-3 chapters a sitting and asked me to read at night and even on weekends!  Andres moves into a new home and soon finds that it's haunted.  Thankfully Desmond Cole, his new neighbor, is happy to help. The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings- - Alec loved this fantasy book geared towards tweens.  Combining sword play, magic and books it was right up his alley! The Flashback Four; The Pompeii Disaster-- We have been enjoying this whole series together and were thrilled to find that the next book was available through our library.  When the flashback four a

What's Up Wednesday-- August Edition

It's just about the end of the month and time for another What's Up Wednesday post.  Here is the list of questions if you'd like to join in: Let's dive right in! What We're Eating This Week: We have so much leftover pizza from the party this weekend that we are eating lots of leftovers... for breakfast and lunch! Dinner this week: Monday:   Pesto Pasta with salad Tuesday: Grilled Shrimp with grilled zucchini over rice Wednesday: Crock pot turkey breast with couscous and whatever veggies I can find in the freezer. Thursday: Tacos and taco salad Friday: Pecan crusted chicken with roasted broccoli and potatoes. Saturday:  Grilled ham steak, corn on the cob, and egg noodles Sunday:  Cook out with company:  Steaks, chicken, pasta salad, salad, fruit salad, strawberry trifle cake , s'mores, etc...  What I'm Reminiscing About:   We had lots of friends posting family vacation photos on Facebook this mon