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Dance is done, oak flowers are falling, I forgot to tell you about my banana bread…

It’s been kind of a busy weekend (because of the May craziness!) so all I’ve got for you is some random stream of consciousness.


Dance is over for the summer now, and Sonia and Zoe are sad.

community center dance

Which is actually good news, because it means they had a fun time dancing.

small dancers

They took dance at a community center program, which was very affordable, and which worked out very nicely for my two beginning dancers.


dance girls

If either of them decides to get serious about dance down the road, we’ll look into a different dance school, but for now, this is perfect.


Sonia got to see her baby cousin this weekend, which always makes her happy.

sonia and baby

Joshua and Lisey do babysit, but neither of them counted down to the official babysitting age the way Sonia is.

(Two more years!)IMG_0326

She’s gonna be a very good babysitter, I think.


Yesterday after church, some of our good friends came over to hang out with us.


It was a beautiful day, so we went for a walk to feed the neighborhood horse.



The oak flowers are falling, which means Sonia’s allergies are getting a lot better.

(Oak seems to be the main problem for her.)


So yay for inhaler season being over!


Zoe feels that it is unnecessary to wait for travel to play with her Travelwee.

Zoe's travelwee

(more about Travelwees.)

Mr. FG and Lisey are making plans to take Lisey’s travelwee on a roadtrip sometime soon, though…


When I did my freezer challenge update, I totally forgot to tell you guys that I used up my freezer bananas by making banana bread.

banana bread

Those bananas were pretty unappetizing on a visual level:

freezer miscellany

but they did make good banana bread.   Yay!

I have to say, it IS really fabulous to have my freezer a little (er, a lot) emptier.   Much easier to get ice, or to freeze a tray of bananas.

And since I’m going to photograph my freezer for you all every other week, I’m pretty optimistic about it staying somewhat empty.

(Oh, what public accountability will do for you!)


School is winding down for the year, which is lovely, because we are ALL ready for a break.   After this week, the girls will be mostly done (except for finishing up history, which is No Big Deal), so that just leaves Joshua, who will be done at the end of May.



Hopefully I’ll have some less random posts for you later this week…but you know, May just might be full of randomness here on the blog.   When my life calms down in June, though, I’ll have brain space for something more thoughtful. 😉

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Monday 11th of May 2015

May was one of my favorite months when I was a kid in school, because school would be out the first week of June, so teachers started relaxing in May. Then, summer, which meant long swims at the town pool and the cousins coming to visit and the many days at my grandfather's farm and blackberries and sweet corn and watermelon! Summer isn't so fun when one has to work through it as an adult. :( Our two girls took dance from pre-school through 12th grade. It wasn't cheap, but they loved it, it gave them poise and skill, and kept them active, plus they got reduced class fees and even were paid a bit in addition to be teachers' helpers when they got older. I still have the first little pointe shoes my oldest wore -- she was a very small child for her age, with narrow, little feet, and wore the tiniest, slimmest pointe shoes the store owner could locate-- the shoes bring back such memories of tutus, recitals and hair buns. I loved your pictures because they remind me of my two taking dance together. It brought them closer than ever. Thanks for the pictures!

Gladys (The Pinay Mom)

Monday 11th of May 2015

I wanted to enroll our girls to dance class but it's really expensive to put both of them at the same time.I wish we have program like that here.


Monday 11th of May 2015

Check the Just For Kix website. That dance program is awesome and very affordable. They have dance programs all over the country and expanding all the time.


Monday 11th of May 2015

I like the random miscellany/stream of consciousness posts. They give little glimpses into your days, with delightful pictures.


Monday 11th of May 2015

I hear you on the frozen bananas. This past weekend I did the same thing and took my 16 frozen bananas and make four loafs of banana nut bread. Which was perfect since we ate one at a cook out at my son's house, my son got a loaf for his family, my daughter got one for her family, and we have one loaf left for myself and husband!


Monday 11th of May 2015

Are those chocolate chips I see in the banana bread?

I'm about halfway through my 52 lbs of damaged bananas. Given that it took 3-4 days for the last loaf of banana bread to get eaten, I think me and my circle(s) are getting our fill. But summer fast approaches which means it's time for Frozen Smoothie Pops!


Monday 11th of May 2015

Why yes, they are!

Where the heck did you get 52 pounds of damaged bananas???

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