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Swimmer, Swimmer & Football

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Swimming is one of few activities that everyone in our family almost always enjoys. I personally love swimming, both as a fun activity and for exercise, and as my kids have been growing up its been one thing I've been pretty insistent on them learning to do safely and properly. (Especially as rafting/boating is one of Heli-Dads very favorite summertime activities with the kids!) Vistas like this are a daily find and you know, I LOVE that they love it so much.


Swimming lessons have been one of the kids key summer programs over the years and this summer is no exception. This year Princess and Angel Face have elected to continue lessons after school starts too so they will be logging pool hours like crazy this fall. Actually we probably all will be at the pool a lot because the kids convinced grandma to spring for a swim pass for the family and they are determined we will use it atleast once a week, if not more. 

While the girls will be swimming (and possibly more) this fall, Gamer B…

A Sort of Hobby

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Cooking is almost always fun... For me anyways. Over the last year I've rediscovered how much I really enjoy cooking meals and experimenting with new dishes, recipes and even playing with old favorites from my childhood. There's even been baking re-emerging in my repertoire, though any kind of baking is on a temporary hiatus until the weather cools down some again. 
With Princess being 11 years old now I decided that she is more than ready (and old enough) to help out with dinner prep and cooking. This summer she's done mostly lunches for us - soup & sandwiches, but I try to get her involved in one evening meal a week.  She even went so far as to cook breakfast (scrambled eggs with cheese) for Angel Face on her birthday. Here you see her helping chop celery for some homemade cream of potatoe and ham soup... Which just happens to be one of her current favorite meals. 

With temperatures soaring into, and staying in the high 30's (that's degrees Celsius) during part…