It seems like life is rush by, and already our summer is about half over. I don’t have my wonderful helper Flower this year, so we’ve been kind of staying close to home. Butterfly is asking when our fun will start. But we HAVE done some fun things. And I have pictures to prove it!
We’ve been blueberry picking twice this year, coming home each time with a little over 7 lbs of berries. Gone within a week. I’d love to go one more time before the season ends, but not sure if we’ll be able to squeeze it in.
The fourth of July was HOT this year. (Think over 100 degrees with a heat index over 110 degrees.) We had an enormous wind storm that knocked power out to a lot of people’s houses, and knocked down several trees.
The power company uses our fair grounds as a staging area for the power trucks. Our town cancelled the 4th of July fireworks, which are on the fair grounds, so that the power company could continue using it. We just drove to the town north of us and watch there with some of my friends from the barn.
We also went swimming with my BFF Lolli and her family. This is the first year that the boys have been able to touch the bottom of the pool and it was a lot easier. I did have to save each of them twice because they walked out farther than they thought, but it was no big deal. I was also having fun with my underwater setting in the pool.
So see, we HAVE done a lot of fun things this year. And there is still more summer to come!
A packed day filled with fun, tears, and good conversation. And sorry…no pictures! I totally forgot my camera at home. Along with the diaper bag. I realized I forgot my camera about half way to our friend’s house. We didn’t realize we forgot the diaper bag until someone had a stinky diaper and needed it changed.
Lucky (un-lucky?) we had a few extra things in the back of the van. These things just live in the van. Sadly, they were all for Butterfly. So Pirate was the lucky one to wear an Ariel the Mermaid pull up for awhile.
Because I also forgot to bring stuff the kids could get wet in, we just stripped them down to their diapers and let them play in the little splash pool (also enjoyed by Soot). Well the diaper (and the pull up) swelled up so badly that we had to take it off of Professor. He couldn’t walk with so much bulk between his legs. Sadly, I only had one princess pull up in the bag. Do you know what else I had? Girly panties. Poor boy had to wear his sister’s underwear. Luckily, another guest had some pull ups for her son so she saved us in the end from having the boys wear girly underwear all evening.
Other than the girly underwear, we had a blast! There was the (aformentioned) kiddie splash pool. There was also some frisbee, croquet, lots of good food and good talking. They also have some new scooters (almost like motercycles) that we drove around for awhile. I gave Butterfly a ride and she kind of flipped out and wanted down. Funny girl! Pirate kept sitting on it at different times of the evening. Professor wanted nothing to do with them. He’s so funny…he loves things with wheels. From afar.
Once we were able to tear ourselves away from the fun, we drove back home. The county does a huge fireworks display in the fair grounds. We happen to have to pass by the fair grounds on the way home. We stopped and parked at the mall (across from the fair grounds) and watched the fireworks for awhile. The boys’ very first look at fireworks! We left LONG before they had ended but we figured everyone needed sleep more than they needed fireworks.
Butterfly loved them and wanted to stay and watch. Professor too. But Pirate got bored and was more itnerested in watching the people ooh and ahh than the actual fire works. What fun kids we have!
Happy 4th of July! And Happy Canada Day to my Canadian readers (which I have several)! Our 4th was very low key. We went to our church’s breakfast this morning. It was nice. I ate too much but we sat next to someone new in the ward. So we got to chatting and their daughter (who happened to be visiting with her 2 kids, 3 and 1) went to Ricks College the year I graduated from there. Which means she’s two years younger than me. And she already has 2 kids?! Lucky…
Sorry, tangent. Anyway, we lit those snake fireworks and called our celebration good. The big thing that we did today was buy Butterfly a big girl bed. We were in and out in 15 minutes. It was nice to be the only customers, early, and know exactly what we want. Butterfly had a great time rolling from bed to bed, and I picked out one that I thought was comfy. (Who knows, I may have to sleep on it in the future!) They also took off some money on the box springs because they didn’t match and threw in the frame for free because this was her very first bed. I only spent 20 more dollars than my budget and I feel great!
We took it home on the top of our car (only about a mile down the road but I was terrified that it was going to fly off) and commenced the great nursery explosion. We left the crib up because we will hopefully need to use it soon. We moved so many things out of the room that are now sitting in the middle of my room. I can barely make it to my bed, but her room is so neat and tidy! We apparently have too much junk. Anyway, we also are using the dresser as a bed rail for a month or so and then I’ll move it to the opposite wall. I think it looks cute. Thanks Mom for the super cute comforter! But can I just say that this bed is murder to make. Awful! And I thought making the crib was hard!
Butterfly slept in it with no problems for her nap. She was so excited about it she kept pretending to sleep while we were trying to set it up. I can’t believe my baby is old enough to sleep in a regular bed.