Sunday, July 12, 2009

Project 365: Week 28

I will begin with where I am today, and then go back and reminisce. I warn you up front that I have more photos than usual to do justice to a full week. You are probably thinking that all our weeks are big, and you're probably right. Maybe that is why the rare Sunday afternoon nap, out on the deck on the lounge chair Mike got for my birthday years ago, was so wonderful. This is the view from that restful position.

First of all I must go back and correct a serious omission. In the Cornerstone photo blog series, I failed to include son Stephan & DIL Karen. Both contributed greatly to our week--fun, food, fellowship, family. What a great formula!

Karen making pancakes, successfully, I might add. Mine flopped.

Stephan also cooked a fantastic curry, played games, told jokes, laughed a lot!


Mike took Skye, Kayla and Amaia to the Splash House where she eventually tried all the water slides.

In the meantime I went shopping. Aldi's had 500 piece puzzles reduced to $1.99. Amaia started one immediately and we've been working on it ever since! I was right, anyone who loves Sudoku, enjoys rompecabezas.

We rode 14 miles on the Cardinal Greenway, the girls on single bikes and captain Mike & I on the tandem.

Amaia was tired out, but what did the cat do?

The four host families took the Basque teens to Indianapolis to experience the city: the art museum and gardens, downtown, Monument Circle, Lucas Oil Stadium...

...and finally a meal at the Old Spagghetti Factory. The Basque girls are deciding whether they like what they ordered--crab ravioli.

I blogged about Leah's Adopted Birthday and posted enough photos already.
Amaia had to go to an orientation session to prepare for church camp.
Kayla's dance studio had their summer dance camp and sleepover. Amaia watched for awhile and hung out with the other teens who bombarded her with questions.

We used our family pass to Minnetrista where we experienced three current interactive exhibits.

We had the grandboys too.
Here Malachi as bee keeper and Elijah as cook.

And here we are this morning, saying goodbye to Amaia who left for the week with the youth to Miracle Camp.

Now check out the exciting summer adventures of all the other friends at Sara's and pray for each one.


☼Karen☼ said...

I would love to bike with you guys sometime, too, but I fear I'd never keep up. I'm hoping to bike a bit more now as cross-training to my running.

Looks like you're keeping Amaia very busy!

Kim said...

Fun-filled week! It will seem quiet at your place with Amaia off to camp.

I'm still trying to upload (download?) videos I took in Belgrano. Taking FOREVER. And that's with fast(er) internet here in Carlos Paz.