Earlier this week, when I should have been folding laundry and packing, I edited pictures from our annual blueberry picking trip, instead. Because just surfing the web = unproductive laziness, but editing pictures for an E2S blog post = productivity. My friend Sarah and I picked the perfect day to visit the blueberry farm–an overcast morning, with enough June gloom to keep things cool. My kids picked about three pounds, we ate quite a few, and I used the rest in a blueberry crisp to go with a clear-out-the-fridge turkey pot pie. I’ve made both so frequently that I totally made up the proportions of fillings and crusts as I went along, with the result that my pot pie crust was too thick and crumbly (note the gravy coming up and over it…sigh) and our crisp was a bit on the tart side. Another half cup of sugar would not have gone amiss. But vanilla ice cream has a way of fixing any fruit dessert mishaps.
I meant to do a post on summer reading programs again this year, but I ran out of time. I’ll just mention that Barnes and Noble has a great one where 1-6 graders read 8 books, fill out a little journal entry on each, and get a free book when they bring their completed journal into any store! T has his sights on Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, a book I discovered and enjoyed last summer.
And No Time For Flashcards has fun summer reading printable calendars, if you’re looking for some inspiration.
Remember, if you want to get our reading recommendations while we’re on vacation, like us on facebook, where we’ll be sharing some of our favorite posts from the archives all summer long!