Saturday, July 11, 2009

Middle of the Summer

It's been a busy summer so far. And that's the way we like it! :)
Here are just a few highlights....

Many days the kids look like this:
before we even make it back home in the afternoon.
Henry, ever the fashon-conscience one in the family, has finally given up his "wrangling" jeans (otherwise known as Wranglers) in favor of shorts. Don't think he did that willingly, though. It took a lot of convincing that cowboys really do wear shorts in the summer. Shhh...don't tell!. :) Henry has such a fun personality. Check out the attitude in this picture!
Wild clowns showed up in my front yard one evening. I was able to snap a quick shot of this one as he ran by in the 90 degree night, sweat dripping down his face. Jonah is enjoying a lot of dress-up time these days....four is such a fun age!
Bridget is a natural animal lover. She ADORES our dogs and cats and often slips out of the house to chase them around the yard. They enjoy her attention most of time and the smaller ones let her carry them around. Elmer lets her sit on his back and hug on him like this:
(And Bridget is obviously into dress-up these days too. It's been fun to add girly dress-up clothes to our closet full of super hero costumes!)

We've had quite a few tea parties this summer too. I surprised the kids one day and made scones and fruit and sweet berry tea for lunch and served at their tea-table. Usually our parties are pretend, so they were pretty excited to actually eat in the playroom! :)
We've been swimming quite a bit, tending the garden, taking care of our farm animals, having picnics and tea parties, going to parks and the science museum, and playing with friends.
Summer is so fun!
Next week we're going to family camp in Arkansas with our church. Can't wait! (Thanks again, Ingrid for taking care of our farm while we're away! :) We sure appreciate you!)


Just Mom said...

Oh my goodness, they are just too cute for words!

Yes, summer is absolutely a fun time.

michelle said...

Sounds so nice and WARM....looking forward to our summer forthcoming.

Journey said...

Hey Lisa! I just found your blog through someone else's. The pictures of your kids on here are great- I love your kids! Hope you're having a great day :) --Beth Herndon