Michael and Devin watch the sunset
Devin and Alana walk Holden to Kindergarten
As chaotic and crowded as it is for us to have house guests in our tiny apartment, we really do love it. It makes us feel less homesick to have family and friends from home. Which is good because Shauna and Francesca arrive tomorrow! That's right people, three weekends in a row (and more next weekend!).
The school year is winding down. This week Holden had his "Stepping Up" ceremony. It wasn't until that night when I was tucking him in to bed that I realized he didn't know what "Stepping Up" meant. I told him it's code for graduation.
Holden's in the striped shirt doing a crazy chicken dance.
And then today his class had "Field Day". It was a great day at a local park filled with fun games and contests and donuts and juice boxes. Needless to say, our evening routine didn't go well tonight.
The rest of this post is dedicated to food, so if that doesn't interest you feel free to sign off now. I'm just still having so much fun with our weekly box of goodies from the farm that I've been taking pictures to show you all.Rhubarb Strawberry Lemonade. But this week when we got yet another two stalks of rhubarb I traded it at the swap box for another zucchini. I discovered that it takes a lot of sugar to make rhubarb palatable.
Speaking of easy sells, I knew there was no way Holden would eat the spinach if I were to present it to him in any leafy form, so I threw it in a blender with the garlic scape (many of you asked how I ended up preparing the garlic scape - which it turns out is the green part that grows above the ground with the garlic bulb down in the soil) and a handful of walnuts and some Parmesan and made pesto.
Here's Holden making himself and after school snack. Put a banana on a popsicle stick, slather it in peanut butter, and roll it in granola.
Fueling up for our next set of house guests who arrive tomorrow, Shauna and Francesca!