Happy 5th day of July! To my friends here in the States, I hope you had a wonderful Independence Day. We had a lovely day. We watched Despicable Me in the morning (we hadn't seen it yet!), played on the new tree swing Mr. B installed the day before...
... and watched this as we made homemade hula hoops!
The hula hoop project is one I've longed to try for a couple of years now. One of my favorite family music artists, Elizabeth Mitchell, did a guest post on SouleMama. (Fitting, as I first found out about SouleMama via Elizabeth Mitchell's email newletter!) We just followed this simple video tutorial:
(Of course, it turned out our local hardware store was sorely lacking in pipe, so a trip to a big box store was in order for us. We tried!)
After a family 4th of July dinner at my sister's new house, our little family headed to our local drive-in!
We loaded up on horribly junky concessions, while the neighborhood surrounding the drive-in lit up the skies with fireworks. We knew it would be a very late night for the girls, but our neighborhood usually stays very loud until late on the 4th. We might as well have fun supporting a local institution! We saw Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University, and of course, lots of awesome vintage drive-in bumpers and snack advertisements!
I'm sorry I haven't had much in the way of books to post about this week. The weather has been too beautiful. We're spending so much time outside! We are reading, but I haven't had a chance to scan or take pictures, find links, etc. Thank you for bearing with me! I hope everyone is having a lovely season.
Merry Weekend! Happy Reading!