Summer break has begun in the Pacific North West…
We have had a few dry days, but overall, it has been our typical wet.
I am thinking I probably should have added “puddle jumping‘ to our Summer Bucket List.
It’s all good though, as we simply look at it as ‘liquid’ sunshine and still go about our days. *smile*
busy checking off our Summer Bucket list as we go…
Making homemade ice cream.
#63~ Went to the ZOO.
#30~ Went to the Christian Children’s Theater to see Frog and Toad.
#64~ Cloud watching… this was an amazing pink scenery!
#49~ Went berry picking in our backyard *wink*
Ok, so we still plan to go blueberry and raspberry picking at the farms in July. *smile*
#43~ Created a new fire pit in our backyard, so of course we HAD t0 roast hotdogs and have some S’mores! It was a great family night that wrapped up with Dad telling a ‘scary story’ per Andrew’s request. The story of choice… Jesus betrayed by Judas. (the guard getting his ear cut off counts as scary, right?)
#24~ Since my dear friend Angie discovered that I listed “silhouettes” twice, I thought the first one could be “chalk” silhouettes. *cheesy grin* The kids had fun tracing life-size outlines of themselves. I did not let them trace me, some how, with children, I always get a much larger round about tracing than I already am *snort*.
#22~ Bird watching… OH MY… the birds we have been out to see! We go on these fabulous nature walks (ie 6 mile hikes on the outskirts of town) and are viewing an endless supply of nature all around. I MUST remember my camera one of these times! We have seen a itty bitty featherless dead baby bird, blue jays, chickadees, pigeons, starlings, sparrows, and an incredible display of a hawk swooping down 20 feet in front of us to snag a rabbit by the head and glide across the field to land. Yeah, my mouth was hanging drop dead open. Hawks are larger up close than I realized. btw… I don’t think those crows count on our list. We also “hear” a group of owls, but for the life of me, we can’t spot them as of yet.
We also see horses, goats, cows, & deer on a regular basis. =)
I am loving the freedom of our days… rain or shine, we are finding plenty to do around here!
God reigns and His son shines. Be blessed friends….