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July 31, 2013

Music and art in our house...

Hannah started playing the guitar this month...she actually learned a few chords from friends at ORPR camp and has been singing along beautifully while she plays.  Rob plays his mandolin everyday, singing "No Nay Never" and many other folk tunes. 
Even I participated in the Graeter's coloring contest!  Today is the last day of July, the deadline.  When you turn in your page, you get a FREE cone.  I got Elena's blueberry pie, Rob got caramel, Olivia got coconut chip and Hannah got mocha chip ice cream.  Olivia actually won twice before. 
Mmmm...I think we're going to make French bread pizzas tomorrow!  I saw The Pioneer Woman's photo and had to share it.  I have basil growing in a pot, not enough to make pesto, yet, but enough for pizza.  It smells so good, everytime I brush up against it while watering it.
We found a tiny praying mantis in our backyard today.  He came inside for a few minutes and crawled up our arms, into my camera and jumped around, he was quite curious.  Then, we put him near the tomato plants.  That's our dill...pretty dainty yellow flower:

7 comments:

Anna said...

Snap! I have a dill photo coming up too - isn't it beautiful. And fractal. Thank you for sharing Pioneer Woman's wonderful pizza photo - I looked up her post, looks truly Scrumptious!

Mama Shara said...

Those ice cream flavours found delicious and fill my mouth with fear at the same time, reminding me I need to get to the dentist before summer! And I love the look of those pizzas, basil is my favourite herb, sometimes ill pick a bunch just to scent the kitchen!

Michelle M. said...

Those pizzas look incredible! We will have to make some in a few weeks. Your girls are so pretty!

jen rarey said...

Super-cute Graeter's drawings—so creative! (The giraffe eating the ice cream made me laugh.) Glad you liked my Godzilla drawing. :)
Jen

Martha said...

P.S. Just wanted to let everyone know that Hannah got 1st place (a $15 gift card) in her age category for the coloring contest!!! (and I got 3rd place in my age group - a $5 gift card for Graeter's)

GretchenJoanna said...

Oh! you just reminded me of the "mini pizzas our family used to eat all the time, made on English muffins. These look wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Everything looks awesome! Great job to all!