Safety Guy spent a long week at Boy Scout Camp. He earned three merit badges and is most of the way through a fourth (he got Fishing, Woodcarving, and Leatherworking, and almost finished Nature). He had some ups and downs with homesickness, but did pretty well over all. He was thrilled to catch his first fish, but had a mishap while woodcarving that left a nice deep cut across his palm. I guess if you're going to injure yourself, a camp full of Boy Scouts, Scout Masters, and a Nurse is the best place to be. He's mostly healed up now and none the worse for wear. His Dad spent a few days at Scout Camp too, as a volunteer with his troop, so they got some good guy bonding time.
Princess Yakyak had her first horseback riding lesson last week. It was love at first sight with her beginner horse, Cody, and she's a natural in the saddle (according to her instructor, not just her mother). She can't wait for her next lesson, and she's already talking about showing horses in the future, and owning a stable of her own. I can see this going on for a looooong time, but it's a great activity for her and I'm all for it. I had lessons for a year or so at her age, and loved it. I remember being horse crazy and dreaming of owning my own stable. Princess Yakyak says that when she has her own stable, she'll keep a horse for me so we can ride together. I kind of hope we get to do that, actually.
|The back deck. Dry, dry, dry!|
|My grapes are fruiting like CRAZY. They obviously love the heat. The variety is 'Reliance,' a red seedless for fresh eating.|
My sister Kelly has started a blog featuring her recipes. She's a good writer, and she is a wonderful cook. If you have a moment, please stop by and check out her blog. It's Kelly Ann's Cooking. I need to try her Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole SOON.