Saturday, July 28, 2012

Opening Ceremony Fun!

We have been anxiously awaiting the start of the 2012 Olympics in London . . . it's such an exciting time!  So we decided to make some yummy treats to enjoy during the opening ceremony - treats with an international flair!

Tostones (fried plantains) . . . Lael learned how to make these in her co-op cooking class and insisted that we include them in our menu!
 Spanikopita are little pockets of spinach and feta goodness surrounded by layers of phyllo dough . . . I'd never made them before, but we all loved them!
 Queso fundido - a hot cheese dip with roasted red peppers and chorizo sausage - another family favorite!
 For dessert, we HAD to have an Olympic flag cake - Lael and Jaden did a great job making the rings!
 (For the Beijing Olympics, we made the rings out of M&Ms - but we decided that we like the fruit version much better!)
Unfortunately, once the party - and the opening ceremony - started, we got caught up in all the excitement and I forgot to take any more pictures!  Ooops!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

It's the beginning of the 2012-13 school year at God Seekers Academy . . . I'm beginning my 7th year of homeschooling already -  and I'm still trying to figure out where the time has gone!

Every year on the first day of school I try to fix a fun breakfast . . . this year we had French toast kebabs!

 The youngest student in God Seekers Academy
 My third grader
 My sixth grader
We're ready for some exciting adventures this year!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Cool summer fun!

We've definitely had some hot days this summer . . . so we've tried to keep cool in any way possible.  One of our favorites - swimming!

On the 4th of July, we had fun swimming in "Mr. Hank and Mrs. Pat's" pool . . . as well as having a yummy cookout!

We also purchased a little inflatable pool for the backyard . . . we got it with Noah in mind, but all the kids have fun cooling off in it!

Daddy is a great lifeguard!  (Actually, he's more of a make-sure-Noah-doesn't-fall-out-of-the-pool-onto-the-concrete-path guard)!