Finishing up my training as a Classical Conversations Challenge A tutor (picture from practicum- camp demo experiment). Challenge A is the age group that starts at age 12; I'm so excited about it. I need to learn a lot more Latin before September but the challenge (pun not intended) is a good thing.
My new book stash... I love new books and school supplies. :)
Christian excited about some mini golf clubs Luke got :)
picked strawberries this year. I've wanted to the last few years and just didn't ever catch it before they were gone.
Then what do you do with them all if you don't have pectin on hand to make jam...???
Make jam with gelatin instead of pectin I suppose. ;) I used sugar instead of honey (I would have used a lot of honey for how much I was making) but only a cup instead of like four cups the pectin recipe says to use. I tried the vanilla in some of it but prefer it without. It had a musty taste mixed with the lemon juice brightness. It's still really sweet with less sugar and I'm keeping it in the freezer so the setting of the gelatin is totally enough for our uses for it- mostly on toast. :)
That's all the sugar for 14 cups + of berries :)
It set fine. :)
Noah had a birthday and is now 12. We spent a family day at the water park. This broken water sprayer amused kids about as much as the water slides. :D
I've never played this but we have a little game shop by our house and it's what they guy recommended based on the games our family likes. It's been really fun. Happy birthday to you Noah darling. Heads up if you play this...it's very easy to cheat if you are sly. We had a big fall out after one of the games and a dig through the discard pile to find some foul play. For shame, some lessons on ethics were in order after that.
The boys have been "eating" nectar out of day lillys and showing Gi how to do it. :)
Park morning with our CC school group
She liked to just hang like this...I'm sure the boys taught her this method of swinging. :)