Saturday, June 1, 2013

summer is coming!

We had a week full of the signs that summer is on its way! The pool is open, and despite the 68 degree water, the kids got in on Wednesday for the first time (its up to a "balmy" 74 now...I think I'll wait a few more days before I get in!).

The garden is getting into full swing. My spring onions from last year are in full bloom, we've had about a dozen ripe strawberries, and after a third (!) planting, I finally have some cucumbers and one lonely pumpkin plant coming up. 

pretty onion blooms!
My buddy and I went to a new-to-us farm for Strawberry picking on Thursday. We still had a few cups of strawberry freezer jam from last year in the deep freeze so we restrained ourselves and only picked 5 lb. The berries were significantly less expensive than the farm we went to last year, but I also found them to be smaller and less sweet. Hmm. Maybe the extra cost was worth it last year? Either way, we are enjoying the "fruits" of our efforts!
Friday, Hubby and the boy headed toward Dulles to visit the Udvar-Hazy Center, which is part of the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. It is a huge hangar with literally hundreds of airplanes, helocopters, and rockets displayed, including one of the retired Space Shuttles. A fun day for the boys!
We are spending our weekend doing summer-variety chores---vacuuming the pool, mowing the yard and other yard clean up, as well as the other miscellaneous weekend activities. We will wrap up the weekend tomorrow with a "Welcome Summer" cookout at my Aunt and Uncle's house with all the local family.

Now its down to counting down the last two weeks of school for the girlie, and then we can say summer has truly come. Happy June, everyone!

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