Friday, July 3, 2009

Summertime, and the livin' is easy...

The funny thing about blogging is that sometimes the best days seem really boring to write about. Haven't posted much this week... and it's all been good :0) This week has been sunny, about 75-80F, and breezy. Which, from my perspective, is just about perfect! With many of the boys' friends gone on vacation this week, (all at the same time! what's up with that?!), we've been getting a lot done around the house.

We putter away at science projects, (our beans are sprouting and our yeast is inflating a balloon), knock off a few math review lessons, and we've been reading about the Protestant Rebellions in Holland and Scotland. I know, it's summer (!) but for heaven's sake, I don't force them to learn something every day, and it's only for about an hour!

Then they've been doing some jobs... for which they get paid. Ordinary chores are not pay-worthy. We all work because we live here. But sometimes there are extra chores... like digging up stumps, moving and spreading piles of dirt, and things like that.

And, of course, summer has its own rewards... like setting up the swimming pool.

Yes, it may be a dorky little "bubble pool" (that's my name for it), but for the boys... it's hours and hours of splashing, soaking, swirling, screaming fun. Of course, Tate can't wear his HA in the pool, so not only are they just loud because they're boys... they're even louder. They make whirlpools and then float on the current, they play some sort of tag game with the Toypedo, they invent all kinds of things. It's grand. And because it is just a dorky little bubble pool, I don't have to hover right next to them every moment.

Fun for them, and bliss for me :0)

Gunnar and his ducky

Run in circles! Make a vortex!

Wyatt, taking his sweet time actually getting wet.

Tate doesn't hesitate at all

Gunnar, stalking his brothers, like a shark

My handsome guys...

... just have to be silly!


leah said...

What a great week! That pool is perfect for kids that age- whirlpools are the best!

Deborah said...

So glad you're enjoying a relaxing summery week. We can't get any more blah here. Cloudy and rainy since -- oh it's been too long -- I can't remember. Has it only been since Monday?? I think so, but if I have to put up with one more yucky day, I'm moving to the Carribean :oP!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better... we're supposed to camp next week, and rain is forecast.

Ann said...

What fun! Glad you had a nice, "boring" week. We love those around here!

Oh, and even with our claim to do school year-round, we are still being incredibly relaxed. Isn't that was summer is for? :-)