We have nine - that's right, nine - weeks left until summer break. Oh my. Feelings of joy mixed with fear. One thing we plan on doing this summer is participating in The Great Sunflower Project. You can read details at the link, but basically you plant sunflowers in your yard and record how many bees you see (or don't see) visiting them each day during a 15 minute period. I am totally alarmed by the disappearance of honeybees and want to help, of course, but I would be lying if I didn't say that mainly I find the idea of locking my kids out in the backyard for at least 15 minutes wildly appealing. 15 minutes of quiet and helping the environment? Done!