Ohhhhh summer. Long, hot days with so much potential for fun. This summer has been our best yet, what with two wonderful kids who are finally starting to play together (hallelujah! hallelujah! hallelujah!), round two of farming/ranching in the same location, and five years of marital bliss (at least more bliss than contention!) under our belts.
Here’s a look at our summer so far. My mom gave us the very best gift, water toys! The girls play with them every single day.
Henley waiting for me to get Becca down for her nap, so I can read and cuddle with her. She’s been making her own bed and folding her own clothes this summer…it’s a work in progress.
Brushing her own teeth (this picture is for you Mary) and post-bath curls. These are the very best curls and thanks to our bathing schedule they only come out an hour before bedtime.
Curls, curls, everywhere. I’m even starting to see some waves and curls in Miss Becca’s hair.
My serious, opinionated, daring and determined second-born.
She likes to scale the slide backwards, turn around, sit down, and slide. Then repeat. This picture was taken earlier this summer, closer to ten months of age. Now she’s walking everywhere, almost a big one-year-old, and even more determined to do what SHE wants, when SHE wants to do it, and how SHE wants to do it.
Building fairy houses and eating sticks. It’s about balance.
Our two kitties blessed us with eight, yes EIGHT, kittens right at the same time.
We’ve been able to pawn off five of the balls of fluff so far and are enjoying the remaining three. Anybody want a kitten? I can promise they will be good mousers, their mamas bring in at least three mice a day!
This umbrella has been used for everything from boating to housing this summer.
Hee hee…when sisters do your hair…
They built this fort all by themselves while I was on the phone with my mom.
I guess they kinda like each other. Makes my heart happy.