Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Playing with the "dirt poop" on a freshly aerated lawn.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Driving cars on a drawing of a road

The triangle bit is the car's house

Monday, July 29, 2013

Watching kids play their crazy games, and hoping that nothing breaks. 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Gardening Is Fun: bug edition. We love the little lives we attract to our garden.

This little worm ate one third of our green bean crop, which is just this one green bean.

This little spider keeps the mint plants safe.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Trying new things: crab. We enjoyed breaking open the legs and claws, and we ate most of meat.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Watching kids play in sand, even when they fight over shovels and buckets.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Little kids attempting to write out words phonetically. In this case, these are the names of two characters from The Octonauts.



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Growing baby carrots that turn out to really be baby carrots.

The quarter is for scale, it was grown somewhere else

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Learning to read, and being amazed at how quickly my boy is learning.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Growing something in a balcony railing flower box, even if the green beans are only an inch long each.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Jumping on a trampoline with the big kids, especially if the nice girls will help protect the little ones.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

It's also nice to see children wind up in crazy positions near their bed instead of sleeping in it.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Building wrecking balls with pretzel sticks

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The promise of future harvest, and the joy of searching through a tomato plant to find the one or two hidden ripe tomatoes.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Going with the kids on their first boat ride.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Testing out a new bed arrangement before bedtime

Monday, July 15, 2013

Attempts to herd the children into place for a family photo, captured by the camera on a timer.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Playing the griddle piano before making chocolate chip pancakes.
Also, chocolate chip pancakes.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Impromptu beach play with a surprise bonus surfboard ride to see some sand sharks.

A very nice paddle-boarder gave them a ride out a few feet from shore.

Friday, July 12, 2013

First dibs on a cool, freshly-peeled watermelon.

My first time cutting off the rind like this...
I felt rich with watermelon

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Occasionally riding in the back of the minivan with the kids to keep the peace and make them laugh.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A sleeping baby warm against your chest

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Like a Fire Engine

A very red mouth after eating a cherry popsicle.

Monday, July 8, 2013

All In Together

It's a wonderful blessing to celebrate fun family traditions, even silly ones.

Rabbit, the game, coming to a store near you