Each spring we plant a small garden. This year we planted green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, watermelon, carrots, onions, peppers, and green onions. It has not done particularly well, but I think it's good to give the kids something to work on outside and to learn how food grows. And it's a bonus to get such cute pictures of the kids working in the garden!
We went to Fillmore to celebrate James's 8th birthday and his baptism. It's always a party at the Ralphs' house! Most the older kids loved the big, bouncy water slide. We talked Noah into trying and that is not a look of joy on his face. It is pure terror. He didn't do it again.
Books. We love them. The kids take them off the shelves and carry them around the house and they read them and then leave them. On couches, floors, stairs, chairs.