During the month of July our local library was hosting a Gardens for Learning camp. On a whim I registered Harkin and Issabelle for it. The great thing was that we didn't have to go every day, just when you could make it. It was 8 days spread throughout the month. My original intention was to go with them both and stay the day. However, the very first day Issabelle had a fever. Harkin was so set on going he told me to drop him off and he would be fine. He was great. It was the first time he had ever done a drop off thing where he didn't know too many people. The librarians and one of the presenters. I am only 5 minutes away if he needed me.
When I picked him up he couldn't stop talking about how much fun he had and the salad they made right from the garden. It was a hit and he would be going back every time. Issabelle went a few times since I had to stay with her and there were some days I just had to be at home. She was OK with that. It was more Harkin's thing this year.
Today was the last day and they had a small celebration for the parents. We got to see what they had learned about: seeds, erosion, compost, etc. They also made tie die shirts as you can see. The big boys came as well to share in the excitement. We had food that the kids had made from the garden and smoothies. Then we made our own ice cream as a special treat. Thanks to big brothers arms their ice cream actually was hard.
It was such an exciting day and the enthusiasm Harkin had was fun to be a part of. Issabelle enjoyed herself as well and it is already on the calendar for next summer:)
My sweet William turned 15! We had a casual day with us. Opened a few presents and then due to weather our plans changed a bit. We were going golfing but then decided to go bowling due to rain. We had a fun time. Then we came home to have an early dinner and celebrate with cherry pie. Daddy took Will and Landon to a movie while the little ones headed to bed. Things do change as we get older, but it is still great to be able to have fun with my young man. Love you lots!