Sunday, July 19, 2009

summer weekend

My favorite kind of summer weekend: the kind where you do lots of things, but not much of anything at all. Being stuck at home all weekend when I'm on-call for work can be tedious, or industrious, depending on how we choose to look at it.

We dyed a silk scarf with blackberry juice...

which turned out pinker than we expected.

We played lots of board games...

some on the makeshift cushion-table that the kids invented.

We rode bikes with the neighborhood kids...

met a neighbor's brand new puppy...

and got locked in the kennel by a big sister.

We made blackberry jam as a crew...

and only fought a little over the coveted processor task.

Then we had a movie night, Finn's first. Shaggy Dog (1959 edition, of course)


  1. lOL! love the kennel pic! Cute puppy, I bet the kids loved it. Thanks for the blackberry jam tip, I have that brand in my cabinet now. Just need to READ it.

    Lisa ;)

  2. LOL, I love the expression on Finn's face in the photo where the kids are playing a game on the floor. He just seems to be such a HAPPY child. :)

  3. Such a wonderful weekend Joy, the silk scarf looks beautiful... The puppy is so sweet, lovely days...

  4. Looks like a great day! It's just like a big sister to lock her brothers in the kennel, isn't it? Have a great week!

  5. This looks like the perfect weekend!! I must also mention how much I love your red kitchen. :)

  6. What a full and lovely weekend you had! That scarf turned out nice ...

  7. The blackberry juice dying looks like fun!

  8. What a fun weekend! And your kids fight over turning on the food processor to? :)

  9. Love the scarf. And the Shaggy Dog. The original version is the best!

  10. Your home looks like there is so much love and fun in it! I love the picture of you and your kids all together in the kitchen! The playsilk is gorgeous!!


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