If my blog is quiet, it’s usually because things are either too good or too bad to write about. Thankfully, lately they’ve been too good (and busy). We’ve had a happy summer so far.
Sharing his Father’s Day breakfast
…in our closet, the only private space in the house!
Some high class wait service at this restaurant.
Roasting marshmallows for Pentecost (see the sunflower forest in the background?)
William’s version of Van Gogh’s masterpiece
This year’s black bean harvest, which I completely scorched on the stovetop that evening.
Lots of fishing this summer!
An 11th birthday
William drove the ATV for the first time on his birthday (Louis is just posing here 🙂 ).
Our dog found this little (lifeless) guy. I don’t know what type of shark it is, but to us it actually looked exactly like a toy great white.
Fishing for crabs by moonlight
He didn’t catch any that night, but the boys did on an all-boys camping trip a few weeks earlier. And roasted them!
At home we’ve been reading lots of library books, learning to play chess,
planning for next school year, and spending our afternoons at the pool. When I was growing up in Houston, I used to hate the summer heat. Now, while I still don’t want to hang around in the sunny backyard in the middle of the day, I am learning to appreciate the good, hot, straightforwardness of Houston summers. Especially since I can’t stand swimming in cold water!