Jun 19, 2012
Over the weekend... (1 of 2 posts today!)
I finally have garden news! But first is an update for all the non-garden stuff...
School is finally over! I don't know what this is about, but this is how Finn came home on the last day:
Finn was crying about 5 minutes after this one, this is his teacher and she is the most amazing teacher EVER! She and her mother both have taught at this school for decades and even after retirement her mother comes in to the class to help and all the kids love her, too. Finn's teacher is retiring now, Finn was her last class and we are so lucky to have had her.
Finn with his friend. That certificate he is holding is for attendance, noooooo! I said perfect attendance would never do in our house and even took the kids out of school that one day to go to the beach, but apparently if they show up in the morning and mom bails them out at 11 am it still counts as being there. Hey, I tried :)
Mama got her first bee sting in about 15 years, ouch! Check out the size of the venom sac on that stinger!
Of course like a big dummy, I hobbled in the house with the stinger and venom sac still intact, so I could show the kids LOL. There was quite a bit of venom that continued to pump in I think, because I had a reaction for the first time. Of course I didn't tell the kids about it since it happened after bedtime. I had flu-like symptoms for several hours but luckily all better the next day.
I did make a point of letting the kids see the stinger sticking out of my foot and saying "yes, it hurts... but notice how I'm not screaming?" hahaha...
Here's the stinger for those that want the kiddos to see :)
Father's Day we took World's Greatest Dad out for our favorite dish, crab cake sandwiches at a local spot.
Enjoying a smoothie afterwards. We were a bit early to enjoy the sunset though. Yes, I said sunset - we are facing west on this water. Our barrier spits are pretty cool here, this is actually Back Bay, if you turn around and face east the ocean is only about 75 yards across the road. It's like that from here all the way to the South Carolina border, referred to as the "Outer Banks".
Back at home the rest of Father's Day was spent with daddy showing the boys how to use a pocket knife safely and burning random stuff, as guys are so fond of :)
Too windy to do anything on the water this weekend so I walked...