Sorry to skip a few days, we had some family fun that ate up most of our time...we spent yesterday in the big city seeing Cars 2, shopping for a new ball glove for Emma, buying Wipeout for the XBox (hilarious!!!) and then came home to welcome home Chris' Mom who had spent 10 days in Ireland (and she brought me back this awesome wool/silk scarf!!). Well, actually she got home 2 nights ago, but we had her out for dinner last night and after all of that, we did some night swimming in the pool. I don't know what it is about swimming when the only lights are from the pool itself that is so magical, but you'd have thought we'd told the kids we were going to the moon they were so excited! I didn't take a single picture the whole day, but it was a great one.
Well, Thursday we made peach ice cream, and I should really say I made it. The kids are wearing out on the ice cream making, so we are stopping at 4 flavors for now and that way it'll still be something they look forward to later on. For the peach ice cream, I used the same recipe as I did for strawberry, just switching to peach puree instead. This is the easiest and yummiest recipe. It made 3 quarts after we all had some to "taste test." We've already ate one pint of it and gave one to my MIL as peach is one of her favorites. So our freezer is fully stocked but growing smaller every day as we chow down.
And now that ice cream week is over, I can get back to showing you some of the sewing I've been up to. We've settled into a routine now that summer is half-over and I've got some sewing done and things to show for it lately. Yay!!!
But first, let's enjoy this weekend and tomorrow...HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!! It's one of my favorite holidays for many reasons. Fireworks, grilling out, family time, celebrating all that is great about our country, people sharing with each other, and a chance to slow down and enjoy the summer around us. Yep, a great day. We'll be keeping it low-key here, swimming and relaxing together until around dark when we'll head to the coast for some fireworks. Can't wait!!!
And just for fun, I'll leave you with these. Every year on the 4th of July, I take the kids' picture on the front porch of our home. Here are the last 3 years worth...Man, have they grown. I told Oren he's not allowed to turn 6...he said he was going to anyway. The nerve of these kids... :)