Monday, June 14, 2010

Surviving Summer - Week 2

PIONEER WEEK

We started out by washing our "boos" by hand. The kids thought it was awesome, and want to do it every week. We'll see.


Our Boos are special. Very, very special. And they smelled super good afterward.

We also made ice cream. Mint. Because that's the flavor we had on hand.

(The neighbor kid was over. He's always over.)

(And we're always half naked around here. Deal.)

(I love the look on Sunshine's face.)

(I also, apparently, love parentheses.)

It was incredibly delicious. Especially with homemade hot fudge sauce.

(Sunshine is the Incredible Hulk. Obviously.)

We made homemade butter. I'm probably more proud of it than anything I've ever done in the kitchen. Which is stupid, since it's also the easiest thing I've ever done in the kitchen.

We used the buttermilk to make bread, and ate it with the butter. (Two loaves, one to give away.)

Oh.

My.

Yum.

We used the cream cartons to make log cabins. No picture, because I forgot to take one, and I'm already typing up the dang blog and I'm not about to stop.

They were cute though.

We also visited the town's Historical Museum, which was the highlight of the week. Little Prince says he wished he lived in the olden days.

Probably because of the tractor.

We were going to make hand dipped candles, but instead we all got super sick and laid around, reading books and letting My Man take care of us.

It was very nice.

Maybe we'll make the candles next week.

Happy Pioneer Week!

9 comments:

Kim L. said...

Your are my idol. You SHOULD home school.\"/

LisAway said...

Homemade mint ice cream with homemade chocolate sauce, just like the pioneers made! :)

This is so awesome. I'm seriously considering following (read copying) you, even though Ev and David are much older. (and I remember you're encouraging copying on these things)

DeNae said...

You're a star. A complete STAR!

Wonder Woman said...

awesome. love this.

JustRandi said...

I love Pioneer Week!!
And not JUST because of the hot fudge sauce,either.

Kimberly said...

I want to be you when I grow up.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Nice, sounds like fun. I am particularly fond of the focus on food! :)

HeatherKitts said...

Oh yeah, man, homemade butter is the BEST!!!!

Qait said...

You're awesome! You inspire me to be more creative with the littler holidays! (Not that Pioneer Week is less important, just not so internationally recognized...)