Thursday, August 04, 2011

In Between the Going, More Going and Yet Less

Being home is yet another charm of sorts to add to this bracelet of a summer. The kids have enjoyed the break from crowds and lines. I've enjoyed staying up late, sleeping in, a return to my exercise routine and day adventures with the whole family. Despite our attempts at purposeful down time, when we were ready for action this week, things cropped up.

There was a parade through our front hallway (inspired by Disney parades, methinks) with kid made floats.

The kids ate free at Ikea. We wandered and got ideas and I admired the green of this couch.
I think we need this light, too, somewhere!
We took my husband to Slappycakes (Zucchini pancakes=yum) where he enjoyed some amazing Heuvos Rancheros. That's the thing about Slappycakes-it lures you in with the kid friendly pancake making at the table and then hits you with a yummy adult breakfast menu as well.

We played at the Wunderland nickel arcade at Avalon Theatre on Belmont. ( A great compliment to our Slappycakes visit as it's just up the road). Avery and I were in Skeeball heaven.

We had rootbeer floats. Rootbeer floats are SO! GOOD! I forget how good.
Sun tea anyone?

This summer we've marched through Edgar Eager's Half Magic, Magic by the Lake and this week started readingMagic or Not

There's been some hammock time....
Zucchini and bikinis were simultaneously in our kitchen as we baked yummy yummy zucchini bread

I finished up a sewing project I'd started the last time we were home-the making of some very special birthday banners.

It's been a blessed thing to be home this week during summer's long and open days. Here's to being home.

And here's to going: we leave in three days for our next destination, something I'll share with you in a few weeks when we get home. While I'm gone, two favorite bloggers have written posts about their summers and about summer in general, its' fleeting magic, its' way of capturing so many powerful memories and embodying quality time together. I am inspired to relay their summery sentiments before I go:

Katherine Newman

Amanda Soule

1 comment:

Mags said...

Zucchini in a bikini! ;-) Thank you for sharing your pictures and words.