Sunday, June 9, 2013

Lemonade for Sale! Frogs for Sale!

After an especially productive garage sale trip, Molly decided to have a lemonade stand yesterday.  The bait house is a perfect location for a lemonade stand, and she always does well. 

She makes her own brownies and lemonade, and must pay for the groceries out of her profits.  If she has any helpers, she must give them a wage.  This is, I have explained to her, what Grandma Mary has to do at the restaurant. I might get a little bit of resistance to this if she didn't make so much money. 

She made enough to pay me back for her groceries, for her new hamster (Toffee), and to save for a rainy day. 

Today when we were having lunch at Nana and Papa's cabin, some little boys drove by and told us, "Frogs for Sale!  25 cents!" 

Mady really thought that she should have one, but confessed to not having any money.  One of the little boys tells her, "You're in luck.  We are having a sale.  Little girls get one free." 

This is very clever for a 9 year old boy! 

So Mady got her frog.  She loved it for about half an hour, and then I made her give it back.  We didn't have anywhere to put it on our bikes, since Gracie was riding in my basket.   
We made it home before the rain hit, but not before the wind picked up.  It was a very long, very strenuous ride home.  We all agreed that we are going to have legs and buns of steel before the summer is done! 

The little ones are now having a very much needed nap and Molly is folding and putting away her freshly washed rummage sale spoils. 

The men are in the field, trying to get as much seed into the ground as possible before it's too late.  Luckily, the raid has been just a sprinkle so far, and if the weather holds, they might get almost all of it in.  I am looking forward to being done with seeding, though.  I'm reading to start landscaping the yard! 

Friday, June 7, 2013

There's Just Something About That Rainbow Park

My kids love the "rainbow" park at the Warroad Point.  I can use the rainbow park to bribe them into being perfect angels for hours worth of errands. 

As they were playing, I was able carry on a real conversation with my besty Kristyne AND even snap some cute pictures.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summer time, and the living was easy...

I'm not sure if those are the exact lyrics, but it works.

Top 10 Reasons I Love Summer:

1.  No school
2.  No job
3.  Warm weather
4.  Summer theater
5.  Summery foods
6.  Hanging at the beach
7.  Hanging at the resort without hundreds of drunk fishermen
8.  Campfires
9.  Sleeping in
and last, but not least
10.  Lots of quality time with my kiddos.

This is how we spent our quality time together this morning.

No, I don't think it's really warm enough to be running through the sprinkler.  But, you know what, I'm not the one doing it and they don't appear to be freezing.  And yes, I am the best mom ever.