We found these 18 ounce Pfaltzgraf mugs at the base exchange for just $3.99. We would of bought more but they only had 3.
I bought 3 sets of nails to be more than ready for Fouth of July. One set is royal blue glitter, one set is red and I planned to mix and match those 2 sets and then I found the red, blue stripe and white with anchors set.
Patriotic things are always appropriate as far as I'm concerned.
Fathers Day- most all our family was here- 20 of us 😍
Lunch was tossed salad with tomatoes, onions and radishes from our garden,
Garlic bread, our son made pasta salad and I made doubled eggs.
My dad baked a blackberry pie with wild blackberries he picked near their retirement home and our daughter in law also brought a Texas sheet cake.
The entertainment was a water balloon war with those new fangled quick and easy to fill balloon kits.
It was messy and the main participants were the oldest 5 grands and the 4 young men. They had a great time.
It wasn't easy but we managed to get a decent group photo of the 7 grands, they are wearing the dye shirts made with kits that Elizabeth got for her birthday. Those squirt bottle tie dye kits work good too - but wear gloves if you use them. I didn't and it took several days for all the dye to disappear from my cuticles.
Our town has 2 brand new municipal water park splash pads.
One is not too far from our home and has no admission fees.
I took 3 of the grands this week and they had a wonderful time playing in the water for 2 hours.
Then they had lunch in a pavilion next to the water park. The summer lunch program, which I believe is a federal funded program operated by the school district, serves lunch there every week day to all children 18 years or younger.
A banana getting ready to swim in the ocean 😂
That day's lunch was a turkey and cheese sandwich with a fresh pear, baby carrots and a choice of white or chocolate milk.
The grands were hungry after their water play and they gobbled down their sack lunches.
Then we came home and they were all asleep within a few minutes.
I expect we will make more trips to the water park this summer.
Granddaughter Andie stayed with us a few days. She especially likes to "do crafts" which means she wants to cut and glue. She doesn't really care about structured crafts so I just spread the table with an old disposable tablecloth and gave her child safe scissors, a bottle of glue and scrap craft paper and a few stickers. She was happy all day Tuesday just glueing and cutting away and making nothing.
I think she is a good at drawing for a little girl who just turned 4.
Can you guess what this is?
Have a good rest of the week everyone! I'll be catching up on some housework and staying inside as much as possible. It is hot here in Oklahoma, just like it always is in summer.