We’re more than halfway through summer vacation. Other than our camping trip and a family reunion over in Ohio, we haven’t really done too much. That’s fine with me. I don’t mind staying home.
On the fourth of July, we took the kids fishing before going to a picnic. Didn’t catch anything, and they lost interest after about 10-15 minutes.
Now, I have no idea where she gets this from(pretend you can hear the sarcasm here), but the girl likes to bring a book outside to read. The cat obviously has other ideas.
This past Monday, I finally went and cut the boy’s hair for the summer. It was getting pretty shaggy. I swear he always looks like a completely different kid when we cut his hair. I’ll admit, I didn’t do a very good job of it(he kept moving his head around, and I missed a few spots). My husband ended up cleaning it up.
after the haircut
lots of hair gone
Spending a lot of time outside these days. In the garden or working on the porch while the kids play out in the yard.
first flower on one of my cucumber plants
flying his kite through the yard
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done a photo post. I’m thinking of making it a monthly post as I cycle through my Friday themes(fiction, fire, fitness, & photo).
Dandelion season again
They picked too many to even fit in the cup. And there’s still no end in sight.
flying her kite
Ended up having to move to the back yard, away from trees and power lines. She was finally getting the hang of it, though.
Yes, another firetruck shirt
Actually just took this one this morning. He does love his fire trucks.
ducks on my walk
Saw these as I was starting on a walk the other day. And snapped the picture. Don’t usually have walking buddies.
riding bikes at Presque Isle
getting ready to go back on the trail after a lunch break
Riding bikes was interesting. There’s a paved path, but you have to keep to the right while on it. Trying to get two kids who have really only ever ridden up and down our driveway is not easy. Apparently neither is “Your feet are not brakes.” And “look where you’re going, not at your tire.” But, they had fun. The boy fell three times, twice going off the path into the trees.” The last because he was trying to catch up to his sister and grandma and was going too fast. Flipped his bike right over. Skinned his knees and had a mark on his forehead from his helmet, but he only cried a minute or so and got back on the bike.
he “had” to have his “John Deere farmer” hat on while he rode his (International Harvester) tractor.
He got this tractor for his first birthday and still one of his favorite summer toys. He definitely takes after his daddy. The chain doesn’t stay on, so the pedals don’t work, but he still likes to drive it around.