Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First day of Summer

Today was the first day of summer vacation for my sister Clarice. We went to lunch with my dad, then visited the park and library.

We always bring bread to feed the local animals.

Hailey wasn't scared of the geese this time.

This is the same park my parents brought my siblings and me to when we were little.

Time to look for crabs and fish in the water.

There's a crab down there in the water.

I'm so glad Clarice was there to chase after Hailey!

There seemed to be plenty of sailboats out enjoying the pleasant weather.

It's nice to relax and smell the flowers.

How would like to for this statue to be in your front yard?

Such a climber!

All Hailey really wants to do is play outside.

Don't you love the staticky hair?

What a face!

Okay, Hailey, it's time to go.

Less than a minute after getting in the car it was nap time.

Then we went back to my parents' house and made strawberry jam, which tastes a million times better than anything you can buy in a regular grocery store.

Clarice was in charge of chopping. The recipe said for every 5 cups of berries to add 7 cups of sugar but, my mom and I thought it was more than sweet enough after just 1 cup of sugar.

Hailey's job was to sample the stawberries.

Why is it you can make jam at home with 3 ingredients and the jams in the grocery store have about 25 ingredients that no one knows what they are? I am a avid label reader because I like to know what I am consuming.

What a messy face!

She was happy until we turned the jets on and it scared the living pants off her.