The days are clear,
Day after day,
When April’s here,
That leads to May,
Must follow soon:
Stay June! Stay!
If only we could stop the moon
~ written by the wonderful Christina Rosseti (from an old book of children’s poetry that my brother Dave sent me!)
I have a houseful of very happy children and this mama has a very contented heart. We’re all home for the summer, no more school, the last day was Tuesday.
The *first day of summer* went by so fast. I had to go to Agway in the morning for chicken supplies and Davy needed fishhooks. Then, we spent the whole day at home until we left at 2:15 for Ethan’s orthodontist appointment. We couldn’t get that close to TARGET without visiting, so we went there, too. I stocked up on some fresh fruit; apples, grapes, cherries, bananas. The kids got a few little things to play with outside at the pond; water guns, pool noodles, and batteries for the bubble machine. Later on, Jacob had a baseball game.
Lots of stuff happens at home that excite us. Bugs, boat rides, our dog learning to stay home with the hidden fence zapping him, swimming, reading, changes of clothes, snacks, baby toads, garden getting ready, HEAT (close to 100 yesterday, very hot for New England)..just everyday normal family stuff but with seven children! Hugs, kisses, corrections, talking and joking, music, putting Gracie’s hair in braids….I’m loving it ALL my friends. This is the good life; with my children all around me.
Did I mention popcycles?
I kicked off my flip flops to go wading…..and the dog is finally enjoying freedom now that we are training him to STAY HOME.
Caleb was in the garden, hunting for fat peas.
Aunt Phyllis sent me the pictures she took of our visit with Grandma:
Rich loves this picture:
I love this one; with the four of us, and dear Grandma. We had such a happy visit.
Thank you so much for stopping by….take the time to say hello, won’t you? And I’ll be back to post a “this moment” picture tomorrow.
I’m off to make pancakes and later on we have friends coming over! Isn’t summer grand?
After breakfast Grace went out to check the chickies that we had moved into the coop a couple days ago. Last night I forgot to shut their window and something got in the coop and DESTROYED every new chick. Not a pleasant experience……….but we’re learning a lesson and NOT giving up.