On Friday, July 20, 2007, we decided to go see the Blues play a home game in San Luis Obispo. The Blues were playing against the Santa Barbara Foresters. The Blues have been having a very good season and the bleachers were full of supporters! It was an exciting game right to the end but our local team didn't come out victorious this time. Final score? 4 to 3. Wes and I had Hot Dogs, Beckie, a Cheeseburger and Matt tried the Tri-Tip sandwich...all very good! Even little Scotty had Gerber hot dogs! We also ate some peanuts and sang "Take Me Out To The Ballgame". After the sun set it started getting kind of chilly and we had Chai Tea and Hot Cocoa to keep us warm. It wouldn't be summer without baseball!
My daughters and I love a challenge. So, back in late May we decided to take each other on in a $5 Dollar Store Challenge. We found inspiration over at Lindsay's Blog , Living With Lindsay. This is how this challenge goes. You shop your local Dollar Store spending no more than $5 on supplies. Then you put your purchases together, in a different way and make something brand new. You CAN use SOME supplies that you have on hand at your house already to complete it. For our challenge, we decided to put in that it would have to be something patriotic, red, white and blue, or something using 4 th of July type supplies, knowing that the completion date would be right around the first of July. I walked in the door of the store about a month ago and found some really nice, thick placemats like these. The ones I picked up were red and white stripes with a blue star pattern. I was already thinking a purse of some kind so I knew I would need about 3; one for each side and one to cut up for