Friday, May 22, 2009


YEA! School is out as of today!!

At least for my youngest two children whom I homeschool. My oldest son is in the public school system and they still have about a week and a half left.

Now I can sit back and relax a bit, maybe get back into the sewing mode and catch up on some other projects that I have been putting off.

It has been warm and sunny here for the past several days with no rain so the kids have spent alot of time outdoors. We had a big old tree in our backyard when we bought this house but it was beginning to rot out so we had it cut down. Now we don't have any shade in the yard. We did replant another oak tree but it's gonna take it a while till it gives us any amount of shade. So till then I guess we are just going to have to make these little shade tents on my clothesline for the kids to have any shade. I threw this up for the kids this morning and they loved it. Gage is pictured here sitting with Maggie and Katie was hiding on the backside of the blankets. When I walked away to come into the house they were both sitting underneath it discussing who was going to be the driver of their imaginary pirate ship. (I guess maybe the blankets were their sails.) Wouldn't it be great to be able to go back to childhood and only have to worry about who was going to be the driver and who was going to be the passenger of your imaginary ship.

Hope you all have a nice holiday weekend!


Carmen C. said...

Oh my, a pirate ship, how fun! When my son was little we lived in a mobile home and one time we had a very bad storm with tornado warning for our county. I took him into my closet and we pretended we were stowaways on a big ship!!! He loved it and I tried my best to hide the terror I was feeling!!! Hope you have a great weekend too:)

Granny Sue said...

You too! Have fun this weekend.

I love the shade tent. that's a good idea.

Apple Tree Cottage said...

I loved the pirate ship story! Have a great weekend my friend!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

You know, it's the little shade house and simple, sweet things like that that will stick in your kids' memories and bring smiles to their faces decades from now! Ain't you just a sweet mom!

Rosey Pollen said...

TOo cute! Good idea with the clothesline, my Ty would love that!