Monday, July 16, 2012

Lola Unplugged

Hello there!

Goodness me, where does the time go? I'm having a twinge of vertigo whilst looking at the calendar and realizing it is well past half of July! We finally got the go ahead on Summer with the weather turning golden on the 4th. Since then we have been well and truly Summering. So, I have "unplugged" and busied myself with the great outdoors and some wonderful times with my girl (& The Engineer when he is home from work) during the school break. I have even been so caught up in the doing and living that my camera keeps getting left behind and all I have to show are a few quick snaps from my phone!

There has been a bit of feasting from the garden...

There have been picnics in the park...

A good amount of monkeying around on playgrounds...

A quick pickle here and there...

As well as a not quite so quick bit of pickling...

There have been some super cool experiments...
Magic Ice Orbs created by putting a few drops of food coloring into a balloon, then fill the balloon with some water, tie off and freeze over night. Remove balloon and voila! Super cool!

There was a grand day at the river...

A bit of girly fun...

And a heavenly batch of home made, hand churned blackberry ice cream!

There was also a rousing family water balloon fight in the back yard and I was the winner! Well, if by winning you mean the the one who most resembled a drowned rat. And no, I haven't any photos of that.

So, forgive me if my posts are spotty, my replies and communications iffy for the next little while. This being "unplugged" is just too much fun!

I do hope that wherever you are, no matter the weather, that you too are having a bit of fun!


12 comments:

Flaming Nora said...

Fun fun fun all day long.
How blissful it looks.
Lucky lucky lucky the sun has come to stay.
May be i need a bit of unplugged therapy.

Mare said...

i think unplugging is good for the soul. You go ahead and enjoy your time with Pony Girl, and we will be here when you get back! Love to you both! mare

Sherri B. said...

The produce you are getting from your garden looks great..those carrots are so big.

I don't blame you for unplugging with all the fun times you are having.

Enjoy! xo

mel @ loved handmade said...

sounds wonderful, enjoy!! X

Tas said...

Nothing beats a good unplugging every now and then. It reminds you to enjoy the sunshine.

Looks like fun. Keep it up.

xx

vintage grey said...

What fun you've been having!! Enjoy these beautiful summer days!! xo Heather

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Well it definitely looks like you're having fun. :)
The ice cream looks delicious and those magic ice orbs are amazing!!!
Vivienne x

Katiebee said...

what a fun summer you're having!

Lindsay Jewell said...

Those pickles look so yummy! Glad you're having some summer fun. :)

Mom L said...

You will never regret unplugging and abandoning us for fun with your family! Especially that time spent with your girl - I still remember picnics and road trips and fun things with Diane, who of course now has her own little companion, dear Henry.

Nancy in Iowa

june at noon said...

That sounds just about perfect, Alex! Enjoy it. Summer ends all too quickly (for me, at least).

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Ooh, this unplugging thing sounds very tempting!

And that icecream looks absolutely delicious ... yum!