How was everyone’s fourth of July? We intended to travel back home but Grace woke up sick on the 4th and then on the 5th a fox got one of our chickens and they scattered all over the place and it’s SO very hot that we decided to just stay home and chill.
Four of the hens are still missing. Rich scared the fox and it dropped the hen, which survived the trauma, however, it is a mystery to us where the other hens have gone. Caleb had just let them all out about 20 minutes before the fox appeared on the scene. We wonder if perhaps some of the hens didn’t get shut up in the coop that night, but Dave insists that they were all there when he had the job of securing their door. I always believe my children unless there is concrete proof to the contrary. We have 12 hens left and I have to keep a close eye on them now that I know they are being hunted. They will have to be in their fenced in chicken yard, with no more free ranging unless it is the end of the day and I can watch them. Rich said it was the biggest fox he has ever seen and that’s saying something with all his farming experience.
My sister called last night and said there were a few openings in their Youth Group for a Six Flags event, including some Christian music concerts tonight. They invited Jacob, Ethan, and Grace to go with Abbie. We had planned to take them to the beach and Rich really believed that they would still choose The Beach Outing with Dad, over Chance of a Lifetime Six Flags experience. Hmmmm, I knew what they would decide. Ethan grinned ear to ear. Rich, dazed, is currently driving them to Aunt Amanda and Uncle Jason’s house and I thought I would sit and post some more pictures from LAST WEEK (I just cannot believe it has been a week since Jo was here with the girls.) Time flies.
We hung out on the front porch and I broke open my cherished lemon oreos. I had to laugh when I noticed Parker persistently waiting for a chance to steal one.
I made a double batch of pancakes for breakfast on Saturday.
We exchanged Christmas/Birthday gifts. It was so fun to sit in my (messy) room and talk and open gifts….we browsed my bookshelves and simply enjoyed each other’s company with the kids running in and out.
Rich took the kids to Sunday School and I stayed behind with Joanna, to go to the service an hour later. Coco and Seg looked so dear in their church dresses.
Those faces! Trying to share the bubbles……
Dressed for church, me and my friend, I love this picture.
We went for a walk with Grace and she took this picture of us.
We had coffee and walked around downtown. I took this picture of Chloe at the old park across the street. I love all the stones.
Joanna with her baby girl.
We had such a great weekend together and I’m so thankful for the time we shared. We are going to try getting together more often now that the little ones are getting bigger and life isn’t QUITE as full.
Okay…quick question…does anyone know how to remove warts? My four year old just grew one on the palm of his hand and I’ve never had to deal with warts. Any tried and true methods out there from another mom? Thanks.
Have a great day, friends!