Here's a recap:
Lots of swimming. Our goal this summer is to get Ava and Sidney comfortable in the water. We just finished our last swim lesson this past Saturday.
We took the girls to their first Cardinal's game! Go Cards!
We celebrated the 4th of July at Innsbrook. It was a HOT weekend so we got to spend a lot of time in lake.
Sidney preferred to hang out on the boat and be Papa's First Mate.
The Innsbrook fireworks are the best. You really can't beat watching fireworks over a lake on your boat.
After much protesting about her hair (brushing it, drying it, putting it in a pony), we decided just to cut Ava's hair cut. It wasn't too drastic but it's much more manageable now.
Ava was super excited about her new "rainbow flower barrette" and glitter hearts.
The Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is incredible.
Tim, Ava and Sidney watching the Porcelain Dragon.
The Porcelain Dragons are made entirely of tens of thousands of Chinese porcelain cooking utensils!
This Sail Boat is made from plastic water bottles!
The Jiang Tai Gong Fishing set was one of our favorites!
Ava got to make a wish and hang her gold coin on the Wishing Tree. She wished for a bunny rabbit!
We all took a stab at throwing pennies in the Wishing Well. Sidney hit "Love" on her own with no help - on her THIRD throw - amazing! Ava hit "Health" on her own. Tim and I finally connected with a gold plate after throwing nearly a dollar in the Wishing Well.
MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM
The girls and I have been going to the Missouri History Museum whenever we can for their free Story time and Arts & Crafts. It is so much fun and the art projects are so cute.
Our little garden is doing amazing!
We have more tomatoes and basil than we know what to do with! Tim is going to make my favorite soup - Gazpacho Cordobes - using all garden tomatoes for the first time. He has been making it for me every week using store-bought veggies so it will be interesting to see how it turns out with our garden tomatoes. If you like cold tomato soup, you have to try out this recipe. It's a lot of work (for Tim) but it does not disappoint!