This week’s feasts and festivals, plans and projects

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Phew! Hear that? It’s the sound of mama breathing a sigh of relief now that Vacation Bible School is over. Not that things are ever really quiet around here, mind you. Not with a 12-year-old who is in a musical, a 10-year-old ballerina, a 7-year-old with an invisible army of minions to control, a 4-year-old who seems to have found his screaming voice, and two babies who are just on the cusp of crawling AND getting teeth. Then again, if we had a quiet week, we probably wouldn’t know what to do with it!

Here’s what’s on tap for us this week.

Sunday, June 19: Father’s Day
Also, Michael is playing “Little Jake” in Annie Get Your Gun and has a matinee today.

Tuesday, June 21: Summer solstice, Strawberry Moon at Night and St. Daniel the Prophet
It’s our Daniel’s feast day! Around here, that means he gets to pick dinner. We also usually have some kind of treat for desert. Happy longest day!

Wednesday, June 22
Today we have out evaluation for homeschooling, thanks to Pennsylvania’s homeschool laws. We’re cutting it kind of fine this year, since everything is due by June 31. Then in the afternoon the four big kids have a swimming date with a friend.

Thursday, June 23: Midsummer’s Eve
Michael is back on stage tonight (and for the next three days!)

Friday, June 24: St. John’s Tide/Midsummer’s Day
We’ll be doing some summery stuff today– maybe make some sun bread and decorate the door? It’s a good day to do something herbal and maybe eat outside. We’ll probably update out nature table as well.

Saturday, June 25: The Great American Backyard Campout
Sleeping outside is on our summer wish list. However, we don’t have a tent. We do, however, have a sleeping porch. Maybe the kids could sleep there?

This week the little boys will be doing some more activities with The Sun Egg, as well as some Sunshine Fairy activities from Summer Seasons of Joy.

The big kids will continue with our summer detective agency. More on that to come!

So, what do you have going on this week?