We'll be back on Sunday.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
We were out at the park in Newport listening to some old time music, and the kids and I walked over to visit some cows and watch the swallows swooping and diving at twilight. The largest cow gave us a big "Moo", and Ruby thought that cow was talking just to her. She may have read about cows saying moo in storybooks, but this was her first real live cow conversation. This is her telling the story. Three is joyful, theatrical, and downright loud.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
I have taken a little break from my camera this week, but I promise I'll be back with a vengeance. I've been in the car a lot and it has been too hot to leave it in there.
Yesterday we stayed up to our necks in lakewater as much as possible. Today the littlests are playing with Legos while papa and Ella bike from Wytheville to Galax.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
We are headed out to the magical woods next week for four days of camping and music. The kids don't want to talk about anything else.
John has been in bug camp all week, so the girls and I have been out and about. It it is hot and humid, and tomorrow we are going to the lake for the day.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
The little man is about to turn six. These days he spends more time talking about Star Wars legos than cuddling baby dolls. Not that he knows the first thing about Star Wars, but he needs four hundred dollars for the Death Star.
He had some strange circular marks on his leg and shoulder the other day, and I took him to the doctor. They aren't really sure what it is, but they are going to treat him for Lyme disease just in case. At his age it is fourteen days of amoxicillan. He is pretending that it tastes great to make his sisters feel like they are missing out on something.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 08, 2011
sunflower field, a photo by ellajohn on Flickr.
We visited some friends last week and spent the whole day with them. The children would have happily moved in with them and spent the rest of the summer. They took rabbits in the house and set up a bunny school. The two three year olds picked all the blackberries they could reach and then fed them to each other with Junebugs zooming and buzzing around the sunny field. We ate in the yard with the chickens, did some swinging, and then went swimming.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Sunday, July 03, 2011
I'm at my mama's playing, cooking, reading, wine drinking, taking pictures, picking blackberries, eating fried green tomatoes, making peach pie, eating breakfast outside, going swimming, playing with rabbits, collecting bugs, and generally enjoying summer.