We've had fickle fickle weather.
On the downside, it makes me fussy and whiny to have my summer parade rained on (I know some of you are suffering in terrible heat, but your terrible heat has caused our area to have less-than-sunny skies). The upside, though, is that the cold rainy weather forces me to do pseudo-interesting projects like organizing our cupboards and applying contact paper to the inside of bookshelves.
Oh, and I did apply a nifty little decal mural to the girls' playroom wall.
The decal is from Dali Decals (specific decal is this one), and I got a good deal on it because Dali Decals was featured in Groupon a few months ago. Despite the fairy's size, it was surprisingly easy to put up. In fact, placing the stars was more time-consuming than the fairy because I had to individually place each of the stars. And then for fun I added the tin stars that Grandpa Chuck gave the girls many moons ago.
I've been wishing on that fairy every night to bring us some sunny weather. When it's sunny outside, I'm outside. Sitting in the grass. Wandering around the driveway. Watching Addie scoot around. Picking blueberries and raspberries and weeding around the cucumbers and squash.
Either way--rainy or sunny--it leaves me uninspired to be here, as in "at my keyboard."
Add into that equation some significant frustration in the parenting department which I don't feel at liberty to share because I'm not keen on discussing the emotional issues of my children, and well...let's just take a walk to the creek, okay?
Creek days on the Family Farm are what summer is all about.
Here's the view from up above.
And then we find a way down. Mostly it means taking the mule down, but I've been known to just hike on down, baby strapped to my back, my arms full with towels and snacks.
Our little cabin in the woods. It's my understanding that people pay actual money to sleep in cabins in the woods. Indeed, we have friends who visit us every summer, and they stay in the cabin for a few days. I always think it would be fun to stay in there, but then I remember that a perfectly good bed is just a stone's throw away. So I just decorate the cabin, and leave it for others to sleep in it.
A bucket and a pile of sand--you hardly need anything else.
Of course, staying hydrated is very important.
And, okay, a turtle floaty is good too. Buckets, snacks, sand, floaties...and they're happy.
So happy that even a face plant into the sand doesn't keep us from having fun.
Addie has numbers 9 and 8 to show us. It'll have to wait until tomorrow.
Unless it's sunny at the creek again. In which case, I make no promises to be inside at all.