After threats of storms canceling our garage sale sale last week, this week has been wonderful weather where we live. Of course, the kids would have liked it a little warmer at the beginning of the week; but for me it was great as I did a lot of baking! I made six loaves of bread, zucchini cakes (like pancakes), baked ziti, and patriotic sugar cookies.
The kids and I also made our homemade detergent as I was almost out. Of course, there is always laundry that is happening at our house, so that must not be allowed to happen!
The weather was perfect for riding bikes, so two nights we went out bike riding. That was a lot of fun–and we stopped at a park to let the kids play for a while. Kiley had no fear and started chasing the ducks! That’s what happens to the baby of five kids! She thinks she can take on anything!
Thursday was, of course, the Fourth of July. Some of my husband’s and my family went to the parade together. We had the best location on the street! We were in the shade the whole morning, and it was a very relaxing and enjoyable time. It was especially great to be with family from out of town. My sister-in-law has two children the ages of my two youngest, so the children loved playing together.
After the parade, we went back to my mother-in-law’s house to eat her famous Vietnamese rice, meat, and eggs dish. It is one of her signature dishes that we all love. The kids all went wading in the creek that is by her house, and Dave caught crayfish for them all to see.
That night we went to the fireworks show, and it was a beautiful night to be out under the stars listening to the orchestra play and watching the fireworks light up the sky.
Friday, I got to go garage saling in the morning; and I picked up some future presents for the kids and also some items I was looking hoping to find for my crafts. My sister-in-law and her family were able to come over in the afternoon to play in the sprinkler and on our trampoline. We wish they didn’t live so far away! The parents went out to eat in the evening to catch up with some old friends, and we got to keep their kids for some more play time. We had fun eating pizza and watching Cinderella–Joshua wasn’t too happy with that choice, but he was outnumbered 4 to 1. Poor boy!
Today, we put everything out for the garage sale again; and although we have sold a lot, there is a lot more that could go! But it was still a profitable–and beautiful–day!
Thank you for stopping by and sharing our week with us. Have a great week!