Thursday, September 9, 2010

Farewell, Summer

We started the summer with the building of a chicken coop What was supposed to take a weekend took a good six weeks. That's how things go around here.
We watched some softball. Usually on a cold day.
A little girl turned six.
And a boy turned eight
Doug took the kids camping. I'm a high maintenance camper and do not sleep on the ground. One of the kids even said "mommy would have come with us if there would have been a road to bring the trailer." I'm glad I've made myself clear.

The kids participated in a Cowboy-themed VBS. Doug was one of the leaders, fondly known as "Rusty Nails."
We hung out by the water.
We went blueberry picking with the cousins. Nobody came home until their bucket was FULL!

We played in the river (of course)
And those chickens finally laid some eggs!


Dawn said...

I love the pictures! I don't want to say farewell to summer though. The dark mornings and the cold rain are telling me that I don't have much choice in the matter. ;)

Wentworth Family Blog said...

Great pictures. Looks like you had a great summer.

SaDonna said...

It's so good to see the kids again.. my goodness their are all growing. But then.. so are mine.. I guess that DOES happen. ;-) Hope the school year is going good! We are 3 weeks in now and we love having them home. Yesterday Garrett was cracking up over something I was saying and it was like he had hugged me.. I love that "I" get to be the one to crack my son up like that!

kristen said...

Your pictures are beautiful! What a full and nice summer! Are you still homeschooling?

Chad the Chicken said...

I'm making you a coop sign.

Lisa said...

Love the post!!! I am with you on sleeping on the ground. If my little camper can't go then neither will I!!! Hope all is well dear friend. I think of you often through out the day :)

Anonymous said...

Adorable blog! I loved the pictures. It was great "seeing you" at Starbucks the other day. How are things going? How is homeschooling? If you ever have time...give me a jingle! You know where I live : )!!