Saturday, June 27, 2009

have a lovely weekend


Here we are at the end of our second week of summer vacation. This past week the boys spent their mornings at a nature day camp at Discovery Park. And we've swam, spent time at the beach, ate outside, played games, done lots of kid crafting, made banana bread, lego ships, listened to MJ, made our own coloring pages, made a vending machine out of strawberry cartons for use in a future tree house, and watched a movie. (Yes, I'm feeling a bit exhausted this Saturday morning.) I've been reminded of the great importance of playing outdoors a LOT every day; this has resulted in some nice evening walks and trips to the beach. Last night I saw the first ripening blackberries in my neighborhood.

Here are a few great links from the past week:

If you haven't already, be sure to visit this lovely blog. I only discovered it a month or so ago, and I feel like I've found a long-lost friend.

Chelsea has started a great Portland street style blog.

Public piano installation
!

One more rhubarb dessert
- our favorite yet (dessert recipe is at the end of the link).

15 comments:

Deidra said...

I've just been browsing and bookmarking the links you've given us. Really good stuff! Thanks!

Happy weekend to you and your sweet family!

nicola said...

happy weekend, lecia! thank you for the links!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

sandra said...

great yummy photos! :P

Purple Flowers said...

Always a great post, so serene.

Urban Weeds said...

Thanks for the link, Lecia! Hope you are having a great weekend!

sweet fine day/Jenna said...

Thank you Lecia, for the link and such nice sentiments. It's really funny. I mean we don't know each other. yet here we are almost 3000 miles apart, sharing and enjoying little pieces of our lives.

Anna said...

that's so exciting that blackberries are starting to ripen. i love that picture! i also love all you do with rhubarb. it's so inspiring and classy :)

martha - ca knitter said...

The dessert looks yummy!
Thank you for the links. I'm going to check them out.

Ina in Alaska said...

Hi Lecia! I am once again able to access your blog and glad to be back to see how you are all doing. You are sure busy!! All of my visitors are going to head for home on Monday and I go back to work on Tuesday :( The wedding was just amazing and we all had a wonderful time.....

Sandy Toes said...

What beautiful pictures!
sandy toe

Francesca said...

The public pianos in London is truly outdoor playing!! Thanks for the link!

Frau said...

Wow what a fun filled first two weeks! Lots of outdoor is so good, I'm glad your weather is nice enough!HAve a wonderful Sunday!

Joyce said...

Continue enjoying the summer.

Have you had whimsy and spice cookies yet? They are so... good! My friends have sold some of their products in their store and I have given out their cookies as gifts. I wish I could hire Jenna's husband Mark out as my personal chef!

Enjoy! xoxo

Fine Little Day said...

The berries, great photo!

Kristin said...

I'm in the mountains in GA for vacation and just had some amazing berries!!