Friday, July 14, 2017

July 14th, 2017

Summer time
And the livin' is easy.

Now that it's summer, things move a little bit slower around here.  We also cherish our last bit of time together before kindergarten.

Preparing for another epic season, we first painted our new door.

This wasn't just meant to be cutesy, however.  Very literally, we're headed to the beach!

We also prepared to celebrate July 4th by making a flag cake.
We mixed all the ingredients together...

...and we only dropped a few eggshells.

Once we had our sheet cake, we got started on our whipped cream.

And we whipped it.  Whipped it good.

Finally, it was time to decorate.

Voilà! Preschool Flag Cake

Another special thing we only get to do in the summer is visit the library for super cool performances.

Really, it's comedy hour for preschoolers.

Then, of course, there's our weekly Splash Day.

This isn't to suggest we haven't done anything academic, however.
We've practiced writing...

we've practiced following written instruction.

One big project we completed was building a car.
First, we examined some sample materials.

Then, we planned out how we could use those materials to build a car (paying close attention to key parts; wheels, body, headlights, rear lights, side mirrors, license plates, etc.)...

and presented our ideas to one another.

Later in the week, we devoted a day to build our cars.

The level of collaboration, eagerness to help one another, and generosity was astounding.  

It was one of those days that truly demonstrate what a hugely successful year we've had.

Once the assembling of the vehicles was complete, we gathered together...
...for a drive-in movie.

Because it's summer and summers are the best ever.


  1. Always love reading your posts and looking for my special boy (William) in the pictures!!!

    1. We certainly miss William these days!!! Thank you so much for reading, Debra. :)

  2. Thanks so much! Maddy very much enjoyed her first week back after a 2.5 year hiatus!


    1. And we've enjoyed getting to know her! I'm so glad she enjoyed this week. :)