Camp Sarah Jane

Last week Kirsten’s came up for four days to participate in Camp Sarah Jane. Camp Sarah Jane is when Bryan and Sophia stay here and do all sorts of crafts and I spoil them along with my kids.

The kids arrived on Monday morning. They had some time to play in the pool before rain came in. While it rained the kids made friendship bracelets and pins and dug for fossils. Bryan and Sophia both tried to spin. Once the weather cleared up the we walked down to the park to do some creek stomping, tree climbing, and playing in the sand. I made the kids Camp Sarah Jane t shirts and made them pose for several photos together. The kids fell asleep easily that night.

On Tuesday we were really busy. We spent all morning walking. Bryan and Sophia hung out while Audrey and Elliot had swim lessons. After that we went next door to Dollar Tree where I said they could each buy four things. It was very interesting to see the differences in what everyone chose. We headed to the library to pick out books and play some “songs” on the piano. After that we walked to three different parks. I had 10,000 steps before noon. The afternoon the kids spent in the pool. I was so tired we got take out Mexican food for dinner, primarily so I could get a big margarita. We all slept well that night.

On Wednesday we stayed in the yard. For camp I taught each kid one recipe they wanted to learn how to make. For Sophia it was cinnamon sugar sourdough waffles. The kids ate outside. We put Mentos in a 2 liter of cola to make a fountain, and after that the kids were able to try pop. They all decided the like it. We celebrated ice cream o’clock (every day I would yell “ICE CREAM O’CLOCK” at some point and give them ice cream treats). They painted faces. They swam. I talked to Bryan about not playing on concrete porches in roller skates. They played water Twister. We tie dyed. We all slept well.

On Thursday we were kind of lazy. The kids wore their tie dye, painted stepping stones, celebrated one last ice cream o’clock, watched Paw Patrol, and hugged goodbye.

It was an exhausting and fun week. I am lucky to have so many great kids in my life.

Sock It To Me Monday 6/13/22

I actually finished these a week or two ago, but I kept forgetting to take a picture.

I finished my National Seashell Day (June 21) socks from the Knit Spin Farm Little Known Holidays Yarn Club. I prefer to think of this colorway as an 80s makeup palate. They are not my usual colors, but I am keeping them because they are discontinuing the base (90% Targhee 10% Nylon Sport Weight) and it is my favorite.

Do you have any socks on the needles?

Busy Week Recap

Oh my goodness we have been busy! I am tired already, I don’t know how I am going to stay busy all summer.

On Tuesday the kids and I enjoyed the sun by swimming and/or sitting on our patio. That night I had book club. I had an amazing time catching up the best book club. There are only three of us, and that’s how we like it. I stayed out until eleven, which is basically 2 am to Middle-Aged people.

On Wednesday we had a homeschool painting party. My friend Mikki and I throw parties for the kids about once a quarter. We’re the homeschool class moms. We were at the park from 9:30-2, and were all ready for a quiet afternoon after our busy morning. The kids watched a cartoon while made us a cocktail party dinner.

On Thursday I babysat for a friend all morning. Most of the morning was spent with the kids in the pool. After lunch we met up with some homeschool friends to play at the big park down the hill from us. We went to the summer reading kickoff program at the library after the playground. That night we all slept well.

On Friday we relaxed at home until after lunch. After that Audrey headed to her first sleepover at a friend’s house. Being my child, she was most concerned with the schedule. She’s a kid who likes to know what is going to happen when. John, Elliot, and I went downtown to meet up with friends visiting. We had a night on a patio catching up. Elliot was happy to see the train tracks.

On Saturday Elliot and I picked up Audrey and her friend and headed to roller skating lessons.

Elliot is not a fan of skating lessons, and preferred to sit with a project bag on his head. He was tired from staying up late on Friday. So was Audrey. We survived the rest of Saturday.

Today I finished my Horizon Sunset shawl and gave it to my friend. She loves the shawl. I’m very happy I made it for her.

This week is going to be just as busy. Kirsten’s older kids are visiting for Camp Sarah Jane, so we have lots of crafts and projects planned. I hope to find time to catch up on your blogs, knit, and read. I hope you have a good week!

Sew Sunday 5/29/22

I have not lost my sewing mojo, but I have lost the time to sew. I hope to find some time to get back to it tomorrow. It’s hard to get down to the basement to sew when the weather is lovely.

This week I made a tank top for Elliot. He loves it.

Silent Disco

Tonight I actually left the house to do something fun without John or the kids. I went to celebrate a good friend’s birthday. She held a silent disco

Me with my friends, Sarah and Sarah

What is a silent disco? It is a party with special noise canceling headphones that play music from three different stations. You put on your headphones and dance. You drink a fancy cocktail or mocktail. You nibble on the cheese plate (hello, apricot gorgonzola, I will eat you now). You get home by 9 pm.

To be fair, it was my first silent disco, so they might not all be as fun. I hope your night was just as enjoyable.