Saturday, August 27, 2011

End of summer....

It is hard to believe school starts on Monday. This summer seemed to go extra fast. In some ways we are ready for school to start and in other ways we are not. I think we are mainly not ready for the early mornings and after school homework!

Our week started out by following the Turkey Hill Ice Cream cow to Williamsport, Pa. We were headed to the Little League World Series.....

It was an amazing day! Seeing kids from all over the United States and the world come together to play baseball is awesome!

Here the kids are standing on the hill. When you watch the games on TV, this hill is usually filled with people sitting in hill chairs. We have decided this is a trip we will take every summer!

We have been watching this spider build her web all week. She is very smart! It was hard to get a good picture, since she is tucked into the iris's very well. We have watched her catch her prey and wrap them up. Glad I am not a bug!

Tony has been scooping algae from the pond this week. Compared to last year, the pond looks 100% better!

We have been watching baseball every night and we can not watch baseball without snacks! The other night we had taco's for dinner and Lil Tony used the left overs to make us some taco bites!

He filled the shells with taco meat, salsa, sour cream, and topped with some mozzarella cheese. Placed in a 350 degree over for 5-7 minutes! Delicious!!

Back to the pond...
Last year winter we lost all our fish. We have made some changes to the pond and hoping to not have the same disaster happen this year! Here are three new additions to the pond (and one water spider).....

Lil Tony placing them in their new home.....

It would not be the end of summer (or August) without visiting the local fair. We love this fair....because of all the animals. The fair has the normal fair food and rides, but we attend for the animals. Sarah wants to participate next year in 4H. Do your kids participate in 4H?

We really could just spend the whole day petting the animals and talking with the farmers. Of course Sarah wanted to take one of each animal home with us. I don't know if it is a good thing that she knows we could have cows or horses. I could see her pulling up one day with a large animal! Maybe she will marry a farmer? 

If you follow along on facebook, you have already met sweet Polly. She is our neighbor's barn cat and since they are moving we have adopted her. She visits our yard every morning and evening. Sarah thinks it is to see her. Polly is 4 or 5 years old and the sweetest cat. (Not to worry she has all her shots.) She does have Lyme disease, which is why her head tilts to the side. Sarah has been showering her with love and treats!

These zinnia's traveled to a friends for her birthday,
but I have a Christmas present idea for the rest in the garden.
Can't wait to share it with you!!

Last night we ended the week with good friends for some swimming...
I guess summer is officially over.

How about you...
Are you sad to see summer end?


Beth @ Dirty Laundry said...

If you would have asked me last week, my answer would have been different, but this week, everone has been grumpy and nitpicky, and argumentative, and whiny. I AM READY FOR SCHOOL TO BEGIN! Good luck with your pond this winter!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Y'all have been having fun. I know all about scooping algae. Didn't have it bad this year thank goodness. Poor kitty with the cocked head. I am so ready for cooler weather even though I will miss summer.

Paula said...

Great photos! I especially love the calf one. Baby Holsteins are the cutest things ever. We had to bottle feed them 2x per day when I was growing up. That was a fun chore.

Hope you kids have a good first week back. This will be week three for my students!

Made In The South said...

I am ready for some cooler weather, so yes, I guess it is time to tell summer goodbye. But down here that won't happen till the end of October.
I just love ya'lls pond. What a wonderful way for the kids to spend their time outside.
Both my children were in 4-H, but they did cooking and photograhy. It was a great learning experience for them.
Enjoy your week,

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