Yesterday my husband and I took four of our kids to a picnic for our Providence home school co-op -- way out in the country at the home of my friend Tina.
When we arrived and walked into her kitchen, I was delighted to see all the country decor. It's not my personal style -- I'm a suburban girl who goes for an eclectic mix of artsy, funky, classic, with only a tiny bit of country -- but I love to visit and get inspiration! I appreciated how her house didn't seem cluttered. I need to work on that in my home.
Stay tuned for the outdoor fun further down in the post, but first, a few pics from the house. (Thanks, Tina, for letting me do this!)
|Dinner bell outside |
the kitchen door
Now for the outdoor fun!
The big hit for the kids: a water slide. One of my kids said she went down 40 times. I believe her.
The other big hit: a hay ride...
And a trip to see the neighbor's cows...
Does that look like Mickey Mouse spots?
|On the hay ride|
after the water slide
Having a grand time with my hubby...
And my PHE peeps!
|Jenny, Beth, Lisa, Virginia, Lesli|
|David and Lisa, friends of ours for 17 years|
|Grilling up a pile of burgers and hot dogs|
for a big crowd!
I love these two ladies, and how they teach world history. I was grousing to them about first grade math, though. I had finally decided to put my second grade daughter in the class this past week, but the homework packet I copied out from the A Beka book (until ours comes in) seemed way too hard! Triple digit multiplication with regrouping? No way! That's when Rowena informed me that this was third grade homework. I had mistakenly taken her to the wrong classroom on Monday! Oh, duh! Why hadn't I figured that out? We all laughed hilariously.
This little girl will be so pleased to get back to simple addition. For now, she's enjoying a blue snow cone to match her swim shirt.
|A beautiful country drive|
I hope you enjoyed the pictures of our day in the country!