Friday, July 27, 2018

Photo Friday - Catch Up

Here are some highlights from the rest of the month of July:

 A Narnia-themed birthday party

 I made a laundry basket full of balloon swords before the party.

I think it was a hit!

 The new favorite (and actually quite hilarious) game is to dress Kate up in the dog costume, and then cram as many stuffed animals as possible inside the costume with her, so that she can barely waddle around, and if she falls she can't get up again.

We started a new school year:


 Kindergarten.  (It's either rain boots or barefoot for this guy lately)

Third grade!

Other than that, it's just the usual:


 A tea party in the back of the truck?  Why not?

This kind of scene really plays out all the time.  How did I get such a girly-girl?

Friday, July 6, 2018

Photo Friday: Fourth of July Fun

You would think we would get used to having a chilly Fourth of July by now, but it still feels a bit strange....  thankfully we had no rain.

We gathered together with a group of neighbors for a cookout to celebrate U.S. independence day.  We may have even allowed some Canadians to join us. 

The weather was right for a warm fire and s'mores.

After dark we made our own fireworks with steel wool.

 Three at a time!

We also had a dozen or so paper lanterns to send off into the night sky.