Yesterday, the kids and I picked a bowl full of tomatoes, and then peeled and crushed them to make soup. It was fun showing them how to put the tomoatoes into boiling water for a few minutes, then cooling them in a bowl of ice water, then peeling them. They were fascinated that the peels came off so easily. Then we mashed them and pushed them through a strainer to get out the seeds. Messy work. Kids love making a mess in the kitchen. Then I made the best homemade tomato soup. Guess what the secret is? Sugar. It tasted good, but very acidic, until Stuart suggested that I add a few teaspoons of sugar. It worked!
Today we are off to the mall. Sally wants to shop with a friend, and Sam needs new shoes. I don't normally shop for shoes at the mall, but we have two hours to kill, and I don't want to spend them all at GameStop. We may go to the pet store and look at the puppies. Maybe.
I'm planning on writing up a long post about our fantastic trip to Disney World, but I am still too busy. Busy in summer - loving it.