Sunday, July 29, 2012

Jonathan's Pool Party

I know it's nice to have a summer birthday because then you can celebrate around the beach or the pool. (Elizabeth always laments the fact that her birthday is in December for this reason ~ she'd love a pool party.) But it was sweaty hot!!

Nonetheless, we suffered through for our dear son who will turn 8 next week when he and I are in WA for a family reunion. He got lots of Lego gifts (they know him so well!). And Dad got him a watch and a set of 4 walkie talkies.

Despite the heat, it's very nice to have an entertaining activity that takes up a lot of time. You also don't have a messy house to clean up afterward.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Just Some Pictures That Haven't Been Posted Yet

At the pool (yes, Elizabeth made her own mermaid tail).

In the rain.

At the beach.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fourth of July

Our church had another wonderful fourth of July celebration this year. It was HOT. But we stayed all the way through the fireworks. The kids had quick baths when we got home and went right to sleep. I was a little more sane since Harrison is now 2 instead of 1. Funny how getting more sleep helps your sanity. Yay for sanity. And thus I enjoyed it more this year.

Aupa's Turkey Gifts

Aupa sent lots of turkey-related items from two (?) turkeys he caught or shot or whatever he did to release them of their feathers. They are beautiful ~ I can't wait to hang the fan.

Jonathan put together the airplane Aupa set up for him out of turkey feathers. He painted it up like he wanted (I think he was going for a camouflage look). Then we hot-glued the feathers into the appropriate holes. It has some get-up-and-go. Super cool, Aupa!