Saturday, August 3, 2013

June Happenings

Now that summer is almost over, here are some things that happened at the beginning of the season.

The boys had their last day of school. They brought plants to each of their teachers with measuring sticks that said, "Thanks for helping me grow this year!" They did grow this year, in so many ways.

 We said goodbye to Ms. Valadez, who taught Noah for her last year before retiring.

Two years ago she taught Isaac. She's an amazing teacher!

 Isaac joined the swim team and enjoyed it.

On a less-cool note, I broke some toes. Wanna see a gross picture of two days later?

Jared went with the scouts for High Adventure and came back looking like a mountain man. He had a blast; maybe I'll steal some pictures from his phone for another post just about that.

Ellie fell asleep at the dinner table (random, I know).

We finally painted our living rooms and put in some nifty new blinds. If you could see the "before" picture, perhaps it would be more impressive. That was a project that felt good to finish. Next up, the kitchen....

After the garden yielded a couple of potatoes, I let some mysterious plants grow. Turns out, they were sunflowerish weeds. But, nothing else was going on there, so there they stayed. Jare took some pictures of Isaac after church there.

We went to Government Canyon for a family hike, but instead attended a snake presentation/exhibition which was really cool. It was mostly about Texas snakes. 

Iron Man was melted in a preheating oven. He was placed there during one of Ellie's pranks and promptly forgotten. Noah was extremely distraught. Some very kind neighbors who'd heard of the affair had pity on Noah's poor heart and surprised him with a new one within a few hours. Did I mention the new Iron Man was about five times bigger? Yeah, that made Noah's day.
 And, randomest of all, this is what happens when Ellie dumps out all her toy bins to make beds for all of her babies.

June happenings, people. Just reporting the facts! July and Aug are going to be more exciting.


joanie fairbank said...

Love you guys. Love that Isaac is a swimmer:-) you're all beautiful!

Laurel said...

Ouch! Your poor toe! Your house looks beautiful.