You must remember, that as a homeschool mom, it is my vacation, too. So don't judge me too harshly when I tell you, I watched seventy-two episodes of Doctor Who, and played a hundred seventy-two hours of Angry Birds. Both of which I had never done before this summer. (Well, okay, I had seen some of the old Doctor Who from back in the seventies, but I saw it in the eighties, late Saturday nights on PBS. This tells you loads about my social life in the eighties as well.)
Jonah took a cupcake decorating class, in which he was the youngest student and the only boy. Or, "a good place to find a wife," as he described it. Combine his cupcakes with my summer(waste of)time activities, and you have this...
An Ood cupcake. You can see the Ood inspiration here.
|Other monsters. These are Sam's.|
And, in other news...
We picked up souvenirs, or pictures thereof.
|When passing through Weed, California, you do not need to buy one of these at the local gas station, but you can take a picture of one with your phone, while pretending to use their bathroom. (Which you know I would never do. See Part 2.)|
We played in the water...
We helped Uncle Jim launch some homemade rockets.
|It is never too early to teach a little girl about things that go boom.|
|Once the missile is launched (too fast to be photographed by me), someone must go get it. Have fun, Uncle Jim.|
|And, someone must bring it back. But Catie will make the walk seem shorter by chatting your ear off.|
Catherine caused us some concern.
|I am posting this, so that when I tell you she is trouble, you know just what kind of trouble I am talking about. Daddy's little girl trouble. Do-I-look-like-I-would-cause-trouble? trouble. Gunna-break-your-heart-and-steal-your-truck trouble.|
|It's all fun and games until someone becomes a stripper.|
And, we rested.
|His sister gave him her bubba, which was really sweet. Maybe she's worth the trouble.|
I hope to be back soon with some Fall adventures, but until then, if you missed any episode of What I Did This Summer you can catch up here...