summer is in full swing here. we've already been on a mini vacation, and are a little more relaxed from the school year. this week we will focus on getting our house organized and ready for the summer. we'll be cleaning out school clothes, school supplies and papers and going through the toys. hoping to get rid of a lot. i think you know the kids are as excited as i am, right?
while the kids and i were in palm springs, we wrote down some of the things we want to do over the summer. not a big list. but some important stuff and some fun stuff. one of the things that they agreed to was cooking with me again. we did this 2 years ago and it was a success. each one took one night to pick out the menu and prepare dinner for everyone, with varying degree of help from me. last summer i just couldn't get it together so we skipped it. but, we're trying it again this summer. let's see how long the enthusiasm lasts.
here's what we're doing this week.
monday (andrew) - bbq chicken sandwiches, cole slaw, corn on the cob
tuesday (jordan) - bobby and i are having sushi with a work friend. kids are having spaghetti and turkey meatballs
wednesday - last baseball game and team pizza party
thursday (sofia) - trader joe's chinese food: chicken shu mai, orange chicken, won ton soup
friday - shrimp with avocado and mango salsa
saturday - dinner with friends
sunday - father's day bbq with the family
can't wait to share my pictures from palm springs. the hotel was unbelievable. and i even managed to make a mini book to take along and collect notes and tickets. hopefully i will finish that and share soon.
last night we went to a concert in the park. we went to one last year on 4th of july and had a blast. this year we want to go to a few more. we were there with some friends but both my brothers and their families were there too. such a great family thing to do over the summer.