Week 25 – June 18 – 24, 2012
Monday, June 18th: We rented our field out this year to a neighbor who planted clover, peas and wheat. His bales look like this and the boys call them marshmallows (Henry calls them Mr Ernst’s hashmallows).
My peas are blooming and producing
and our strawberries are coming to an end.
Tuesday, June 19th: We got to see our favorite singer/song writer/performer, Tom Pease, at our favorite library today. I fell in love with him when I saw him for the first time eight years ago. He is very special to everyone that knows him, look at the handsome smiles he can produce:
If you haven’t seen him in person, you should! You can check out his summer schedule on his website (click here) or watch a YouTube video of him (click here). Warning: most YouTube videos of him are not as great as seeing him in person. He is awesome in person! And you MUST see him if he is in your area! (BJ – notice the schedule for June 27th and the end of July – you too, Jessie). A few of my favorite songs are: “Love Grows” and “What does your mama do?” Robbie’s favorite song is “Everybody started out small” I think because of these words in the song: “Your mom and dad, seem so giant they seem so strong and self reliant but they used to wear diapers and they used to crawl but everybody everybody everybody everybody everybody started out small.”
Wednesday, June 20th: Vacation Bible School was this week in the evenings. The boys loved it. Especially on the night they did the slip-n-slide in the cemetery.
They decorated a bucket for the campfire service on Friday night.
Thursday, June 21st: The two big boys went to Noah’s Ark for the day with Vacation Bible School. Henry and I went to the baby support group for a weight check for Nola Mae. She lost weight in the last week. The picture I would post here for that would be of a very sad, frustrated and disappointed mama. My friends were going to be at Sunset Lake today and I wanted/needed to see them after the news of Nola Mae’s weight loss. Henry and I went to Sunset Lake in the afternoon. This was our first day at the beach. Nola Mae got her toes wet, she didn’t like it at first.
Henry was very excited to see friends and spent more time in the sand than in the water.
Friday, June 22nd: The temps were a little cooler today and I decided to bake. I had high hopes of getting a lot done. (I must have forgotten that four children live here!) I baked a double batch of these chocolate chip cookies that have garbanzo beans and quinoa in them. And then a batch of these strawberry mini-cupcakes with strawberry frosting. I have a good stash of these cookies in the freezer and all the cupcakes were eaten at church!
Saturday, June 23rd: Jack and Robbie went to Owen to spend the rest of the weekend with Jack’s grandparents. Charlie sobbed for many minutes because he was missing Robbie. I thought this was the perfect time to get out the modeling clay I bought.
I bought some wool at the local art store and attempted to felt it on some of my soap. I have a few other projects in mind and needed to experiment with my soaps first.
It wasn’t bedtime yet and I needed Charlie and Henry to burn some energy. I suggested they check some of the blue bird houses while I finished the outside chores. They were down in the field and I heard Henry screaming. Which usually means that someone (Charlie) is teasing him. When I looked down the hill I saw that Charlie was a head of Henry and stopped and gave Henry a piggyback ride.
Sunday, June 24th: We went to the pond in Big Falls for some fishing, which didn’t last long. I wasn’t ready to go home so I suggested we go to the hydro dam to check out the water falls. The water was low enough that we could play around on the rocks.
And the big boys could play in the current. Robbie was sliding down this rock and floating into the little pond. I would love to do this someday when everyone is old enough to do it. I’m afraid by the time Nola Mae is old enough I have a feeling this will be BORING for Robbie and Charlie.