Life is about to get busy-er and I promise to catch up on all the wonderful things we have been doing since my last post in April. Nevan performed in Peter Pan and Wendy with AZ Homeschool Theatre Group. Grandma Johnson flew in for a visit for May festivities. Whitney graduated High School and she turned 18 on the same day she graduated. She is now a freshman at University of Arizona in Tucson. Nathan graduated from Junior High. Beau (horse) went back up to Utah. Silvio flew back to Utah with Grandma for 4-H Horse Camp...both English and Western. Nevan did some summer writing workshops with Changing Hands Bookstore. He also had Baseball Camp. Maceo had a Make Your Own Pizza Pool Party to celebrate his 11th Birthday. Then we flew to NJ for our annual trek to the beach and Nonna's/Nonno's house. We had so much fun visiting with family and friends. We made almost daily trips to the crabbing piers. We went to the beach, the boardwalk, Great Adventure, Carlo's Bakery, Daniel's birthday party, Sarah's baptism, Jen's baby shower, boat rides, Ralph's Italian Ice, water trampolines, and could not get enough summer lazy days with friends. We enjoyed Nonno's colossal tomatoes, eggplants, swiss chard and crab sauce. Nonna made us Caponata and a long list of yummy meals... and got me hooked on Nick's telenovelas!
Photos of all these awesome events will be added soon.
As for now, the boys have started classes at Eagleridge for the fall semester. Nevan is auditioning for Much Ado About Nothing with AZ Homeschool Theatre Group. He is also playing Fall Club Ball with Chandler Rangers. Silvio is going to start horseback riding lessons as soon as it gets a wee bit cooler outside and is currently looking for an Accordian instructor. Nathan is a freshman in high school and Whitney has started her freshman year of college and settled into her dorm at U of A. Justin and I have both gone Gluten Free and joined 24 Hour Fitness. And I am about to start a Permaculture Design Course and aiming to learn how to play the Harp in between Mom's Taxi Service and fall gardening. : )
You Are There: The Deadly Tomato (mp3 audio) - Believe it or not, in early colonial America, one of the most dreaded, most feared of all poisonous plants was -- the TOMATO! People grew it as an ornamental bush, but to think about actually EATING it was a horror! Certain that he would die a quick and painful death, a crowd assembled on the courthouse square in Salem, NJ on September 26th, 1820 to watch the rich and eccentric Colonel Johnson actually attempt to EAT one of these poisonous fruits! Hear what happened next in this delightful old time radio dramatization from the classic program "You Are There" of this fascinating true episode from American history. Click here for today's resource!