I can't believe this is the last week of school. Last month I was counting down the days, but now I'm feeling sad that my sweet little 1st grader will be going into 2nd grade next year.
The last day of school is such a magical time, they have so many fun things planned, Jake particularly loves Bend the Rules day.
Our backyard is shaping up and in the evening we move from the front porch to the backyard picnic table. Always a favorite spot. Jake is so excited to set up the tent and camp. He's been begging us to get an RV and go camping. He thinks they cost around $2.00. He's so funny!
It's been awhile since we've been able to just do our thing and enjoy ourselves.
On Saturday, we made grilled chicken and Spanish Rice. I made so much salsa last season and wasn't as happy with it as I've been in the past, so this recipe is a great way to use it all up.
Note to self: Don't be shy.....add more "heat" this year!
OK, and made yet another batch of Rice Krispy Treats. I will soon turn into one of these devils.
Unfortunately, we are in for a snow storm the next couple of days. I think it will just be a rain and snow mix. Needless to say, the daffodils are less than thrilled.
We snipped quite a few flowers yesterday and stuffed a bunch of old beer bottles and jugs with them. I love collecting beer and soda bottles. So many fun things you can do with them!
Then we headed outside to work on the fire pit. I should have taken a before picture, because it was really something to see. Large weedy grasses and a few of our trees didn't quite make it this year. I'm glad they are guaranteed for a year. I guess in a few weeks we will try tree shopping again.
It's been quite windy here this weekend so it was the perfect excuse to take a break and fly a kite. Jake's Godmother gave him a kite and he's been so excited to use it. It took awhile, but we finally had success. I honestly, have never bought Jake a kite, never even really thought about it.
All I have to say is......I'm definitely flying a kite everytime I get the chance :)
Truthfully, I think I'm ready to get back in the "swing" of things. Sometimes you just need things to go back to routine, especially in these cold winter months. No heat wave for us today---it's around 8 degrees right now.
We had great food, great times and now it's time to break out the "Shred" dvd again. Oh, how I love to hate that work out.
Another thing that has kept me very busy and doing a few girl screams, is Project Life.
I LOVE scrapbooking, photography, journaling......so I'm all over this.
I'll post weekly or monthly pages from my Project Life for 2013.....I've included some of last years too.
Last but not least......Our little Maggie celebrated her 9th doggie birthday on January 1st, she's our New Year's Girl :)
Happy Birthday Maggie Mae! (ps....the photo of Maggie cracks us up---she looks like a stuffed animal!) You think?!