Summer has arrived, and we are in full swing here.    Ben has already attended a Band Camp for several days.  He got his first experience with marching band.    The camp was for percussion only, which I thought was cool, but he was pretty sure it was the most boring several days of his life.  
Ethan has been busy with Super Summers at the Middle school.   The School District hosts special class for Advanced Students.   He is taking video editing and cartooning.    I hope to share a couple cartoons later. 

Nadia has been taking swimming lesson.   She is enjoying the lessons and making great improvements, but has some confidence issues with the "test"   We will have to see how she does tomorrow. 

We have spent several afternoons at the pool.  


The garden has been growing fantastic with periodic rain and warm days.   The Rose Bush is in full bloom.

 I found this Scavenger Hunt on a fellow blog and thought is might be fun to participate.   I even asked the kids if they wanted to help me and they thought it would be fun.     Basic rules are to find photos in our daily life the fit each category.      We have all summer to get all 21.  


1. Open air market
2. Theater for performing arts (not a movie theater)
3. City Hall, Capitol or other similar civic building
4. Airplane
5. A sunset
6. Someone or something taking a nap
7. A sign that is intentionally or unintentionally funny
8. A tower
9. A photo with someone or something that is clearly out of place or doesn't belong
10. A bench that is outside
11. An animal in a zoo, aquarium, nature preserve, etc.
12. A cloud in the shape of something (please specify what you see)
13. A fence
14. A stained glass object or a mosaic
15. A fire truck or police car
16. A windmill
17. Candle(s)
18. Your local pub/bar, coffee house or tea shop
19. A fisherman
20. A dinosaur
21. A photograph of you with an artistic tool or craft supply (you cannot substitute for this item)
Bonus/substitute items. If you find any of the above items too difficult, feel free to substitute either (or both) of these items. You can substitute up to two items, but you cannot substitute Item #21:
A person wearing an outfit (or item of clothing) that symbolizes your country
A sundial

  Our progress thus far:
# 6 Napping.   He often sleeps with his head upside down or with his paws over his face 

9. A photo with someone or something that is clearly out of place or doesn't belong.
I was surprised to see this big guy sitting by the front door at work today

 #19   By Ben - A fisherman.   Nadia's special fishman Bear.   Ben set him up in the bathroom to fish in the sink