Kicking Off July With A Bang...Or Two

We have been running around a lot this past week having fun.  We hit Summerfest, went strawberry and pea picking, and some of us walked in the 4th of July parade.

In between fireworks and cookouts and hanging with friends and family game night and parade recuperation, we did a few projects this weekend as well.  The girls made these patriotic straw and bead necklaces.  We experimented with milk fireworks (and found out that natural dish soap does not work as well for this project).  Jack created a marshmallow catapult and Liv did some building with mini marshmallows and toothpicks.

Yesterday we took advantage of the warm weather and went fishing/swimming.  EJ's pole was the big winner with 6 fish caught!

And after all that, we collapsed!  Last night was showers and dinner at home in jammies and early bedtimes.  Summer is awesome!