We're in our first full week of "summer break" around here. We've been doing a lot of chilling. No schedule...no where to be....it's awesome. It lasts for approximately one more week....then the hubbub begins. Swim lessons, Summer Discovery camp, Weather camp, Vacation Bible School....lots of fun...and lots of running. While we're still chilling we've had some fun! The youngest little has been asking for approximately three months to make heart shaped sugar cookies. Why hearts? I really don't know. He's just sweet like that I guess. ;-)
The biggest little is meticulous with his decorating, placing each sprinkle just so.
The youngest little....a bit more of a "dumper". God love him.
The cookies turned out delicious...and very high in sprinkle content.
We had lots of fun.
And discovered that the more we lick our fingers, the more the sprinkles stick to our fingers, therefore requiring us to lick the sprinkles off our fingers, and starting the whole process over again. ;-)
He didn't mind.
We've picked lots of spinach....and frozen most of it. Hello spinach artichoke dip....
in the middle of January.
Summer Reading Program started today. The VanOorts made a haul. Besides seeing a fun skit, hearing a cool book, making a goat and eating homemade cookies.....there was a "guess how many M&M's in this jar" contest. Marshall, being the analytical one, looked the jar over and guessed 685 M&M's. Clancey, being three, decided his guess would be 686 M&M's (because it sounded like Brother's guess). The time came to reveal how many M&M's resided in the jar. 687 M&M's. Can you believe it? The kid is a freakin' genius. Just sayin'. Clancey won the M&M's, using his brother's guess essentially. Marshall couldn't have been happier for his baby brother....they're THOSE kind of brothers. They rock.
And Marshall won an Earth bouncy ball. He was thrilled with that. He asked me "how do you think they knew I love space?" He's a cool kid.
And Clanc walked away with 687 M&M's. :-)