Monday, June 15, 2009

Swimming, swimming, and swimming

I know it's raining cats and dogs in Utah, but here, that makes for nice, perfect weather. I wanted to test out my new camera (Panasonic Lumix after much deliberation, study and prayer j/k) so here are our swimming pics of the week.

Brandon at his swimming lesson with Debbie.
We decided to get out of the house and go to the public pool. Another moment of jealousy for you Utah folk. It's only 50 cents and it's WAYYYYY nice, with the diving section, lazy river, 2 BIG slides, 0 entry and the fun bucket tipping tower of terror. 50 cents. I LOVE it!

Ainsley, of course, hiding behind Jake. DON"T TAKE MY PICTURE!
And YAY! No more blurry pics.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Edible Finger Paint

Today to stop the boredome (aside from going to the free lunch!), we made some edible finger paint. For those of you interested, it's a REALLY difficult recipe.

1 can of sweetened condensed milk
food coloring


Because it's edible, Alexa enjoyed painting, too. Notice, however, that her paper is on the floor and her lips are quite colored?
Kept a few kids busy for a while.

Very colorful finished products and lots of fun!!!

Monday, June 01, 2009

School Lunch

My friend Mona was telling me about the free lunches and breakfasts our school district provides all summer. Anyone ages 1 - 18 can go to the junior high and enjoy.
I have to admit, I thought this sounded like something for the trashiest of families. (And might I add, Mona is ANYTHING but trashy. She is beautiful and tasteful.) Or maybe Something the poor kids do when the moms are too lazy to cook? She promised me it was nothing of the sort, so we decided to give it a try today.
Options were:
1)PB&J with fruit and crackers (Out of the question, we brought our peanut allergy neighbor with us.
2)Yogurt, string cheese, fruit and crackers
3) Hot lunch. Today was some nasty deep fried pizza thingys, spaghetti sauce, and green beans from a can.
Milk, chocolate milk and juice are also provided.
Ainsley, Brandon and Alexa all picked #2, Jake, Rebecca and Logan came with, as well as Mona and her daughter, Ava. They all chose hot lunch.
As I sat there looking around, I was surprised at the families. All looked like normal, non-trashy, happy little groups. All except for one. This one lady had so many kids with her. It was as if she brought her entire day care. They were running around wild, all over the stage, in the curtains, completely out of control. At one point, a woman stood up and said, "Whose baby is this?" As I looked, I noticed that familie's baby had pulled off her diaper and was running around bare butt, with the diaper in a pile next to the woman's table.
Acknowledging my mini-streaker, I stood up, grabbed her, put the diaper back on and our entire brood went home. I think I'll go back tomorrow. :)