Long time no blog. We had a busy weekend running Sierra to the theater for her latest play. She had 3 shows Friday and Saturday and lock-in party Saturday night. She did a fabulous job and at one point, we'd walk in the door and someone would yell out "the star of the show's parents are here!" To say she's found a niche and is doing well is an understatement.
This week we are back to a pretty normal schedule. All of the big summer camps are over with. We're down to a few small things here and there and swim lessons now. We switched from evening to morning swim lessons and I'm so glad we did. The morning lessons are at a different pool that is meant for lap swimming and diving, so for Sierra's classes they have more space to really practice. Sierra's done really well and can now swim the full 50m length without touching the bottom (right now they're doing free style, then rolling on their back and floating when they need a break, then they keep going). Sedona's swimming on her own for short distances now too and SO proud of herself! Even better, all our favorite instructors from last year (that we thought had maybe moved on) are at the morning lessons! I don't know if they were just gone during June or maybe they only teach in the mornings, but it was nice to see them out there! The only downside is that with the rain and cloud cover we've been having, it's pretty cold for the girls at 8am. Everything else works out so well though that I think we'll stick with morning lessons if we do another session.
A little randomness. A friend sent me this yesterday and it's so great I had to share. If it doesn't make you smile, you need to loosen up. The full talk is on youtube in 10 sections if you want to go watch it, but this part is great
And even more randomness. Bread was on sale (like 55% off sale) last week, so the girls begged me to make frozen sandwiches. They're just homemade uncrustables. For some reason, they love them straight out of the freezer.
Easy to make, the only trick is to put peanut butter on both sides of the bread so the jelly doesn't soak in. I have a plastic tool I picked up for $1 at the store that cuts off the crust and squishes the edges of the bread together. Don't waste peanut butter by spreading it all the way to the edge of the bread, it'll just get cut off and the edges don't stick as well. Once they're all made up, I wrap them in saran wrap and put them in a freezer bag so we can "grab and go". Sierra thought this spread of sandwiches would last a month. HA! More like 4 days. I did make about a month's worth all together though.