Bouncy balls scare me, too. I keep picturing one of the larger ones getting lodged behind his teeth and us not being able to pull it back out. They are the next to disappear.
We've had a slightly different summer than I envisioned because our city has been on some strict water restrictions (first time in the 11 years since we've lived here). We can't run any sprinklers during the day...so...my kids have been pretty bored. I think last summer they ran through the sprinklers probably two or three times a week, all afternoon. I did remember to let them do it once in the evening, after the restrictions were lifted. I have also encouraged lots of squirt gun activity. The squirt guns are the cause of Boston's predicament in the following video.
Leslie just got home from four days at Girls' Camp. She loved it, of course. I thought it was pretty funny that she couldn't stop talking about camp for atleast two days beforehand, but when she dragged herself through the door, she only wanted to shower and eat (and was getting bugged at us for asking her questions while she was trying to eat) and then took a huge nap. I finally woke her up, but she claims she is still exhausted. (I also noticed that even after her nap she seemed particularly perturbed that Macy kept interrupting us every time she wanted to tell me something. I laughed and told her it might take a little while to reset herself for living in a house full of little stinkers.) She had a marvelous time, and I'll probably be sharing some photos later.
My row of basil looks fabulous and I made a quadruple batch of pesto for my freezer last week. Yum. Today the leaves are almost grown back and ready for a new round. Hurrah!