Thursday, June 30, 2016

June Week 4--Summer Begins

It was a FULL week of celebrations. :)

Sunday, June 19
J woke up to Father's Day gifts from everyone.

In the evening our church hosted a concert by the river.

At the end there were 2 horrible minutes when we thought T was lost.  He was just in a tree. 

Happy Father's Day to J, Grandpa, Pop and Grandpa T. :)  We LOVE you!

Monday, June 20
We made a last-minute decision to visit The Compassion Experience with friends.  It was such a cool way for the kids to get a glimpse of what life is like for children who are sponsored through Compassion.  

They got to walk through the scenes of three real children while listening to their stories on individual iPods.  Each story ended with a video of that child (now an adult) today.  

Then, after school, we celebrated the first day of summer with sprinklers and bubbles.

And dinner on the deck with hotdogs, corn-on-the-cob, watermelon and strawberry shortcake.

Tuesday, June 21
It was a half-day for Beza so we hurriedly ran errands and picked up a few more bigger sprinklers and a slip-n-slide while she was at school.

In the afternoon, M wrapped all of Beza's birthday gifts for the next day.  (10-year-olds are the best.  :)

Wednesday, June 22
Happy 6th Birthday to Beza!

And Happy Last Day of School!

(Last drop-off.)

(Last pick-up.  It was just a half day.)

After lunch out and a few more errands (like getting mulch for the garden), we made it home in time for Nana and Pop's arrival.

And a little bit of this.

Before getting all dressed up for M and T's end-of-the-year recital.
 (One of the few times in the year that I get to style her hair. :)

Thursday, June 23
We took Nana and Pop to our favorite Asian-inspired garden.
 (Pop trying to trick then into sitting on a bench in the path of the sprinkler.)
 (M and T talking in British, Transylvanian, southern and gangster accents.)
 Before coming back for their last music lessons of the school year.

Friday, June 24
We put the strawberry tops from yesterday's strawberry-shortcake breakfast on the deck and the squirrels were elated.


Saturday, June 25
It was a pool day at home.

On the way to put out the pool, this creepy (CREEPY) spider was in the grass.  

Shockingly we chose to rescue it by putting it in a bucket and dumping it into the woods.  (Who have we become?)

I finally caught a glimpse of the baby wrens and their parents feeding them.

We released our Painted Ladies

And then we watered the grass with the pool water because it's like a hay field out there. :)

Phew!  That was one FULL week!  We're looking forward to a looser schedule and lots of time swimming at the lake this summer.  (And hopefully some rain. :)