Can you believe it’s only 55 degrees here today? We woke up to rain, not a nice summer rain, but a very chilly rain.
A hummingbird landed wearily and cold on the porch feeder and just sat there for a while….too cold to move.
My friend Kathy came over today with four of her five children and it was a fun visit with pizza.
These photos are from over the weekend.
We went to the library and then the park.
We went from the library to the park to the coffeeshop.
The view from the coffeeshop window is always interesting. A train went by while we were there, too. Sarah sat across from me with an apple juice, reading a book about wolves.
We foraged for berries. Sarah and I.
She gave them all to Grace. (she adores Grace).
Someone brought a toady toad inside the house. He visited for a minute and then went back outside. His skin was so dry and bumpy. A proper toad.
Seth stuck this on his sister.
I sat on the couch with my cup of coffee and a cat promptly got on my lap and the dog quickly followed to sit by my side.
what a spider! It’s legs are so very straight and yes it’s on top of pond water!
At the coffee shop again the next day…with Grace, Jacob, Ethan, Zak, and Sarah.
I was looking for something to put monarch caterpillars in and we found this aquarium which I brought home and scrubbed and polished clean. I layered dirt and stone on the bottom and then moved in the baby caterpillars, about 15 tiny ones and two big ones (one is already dangling from the top).
This is a caterpillar just newly hatched and eating milkweed. It’s an amazing year for monarchs and I’m just so pleased.
Seth jumped (flew?) onto Caleb’s bed and hit his eye on the bookcase (the bed is pushed against a wall of bookshelves). Rich and I were both sleeping on the couch when Caleb brought his brother to us, “We have a problem.” I woke up, took one look and woke up to tell him he would have to take his son to get stitches. I am so thankful it happened on a Saturday when Rich was home and even more thankful that Seth’s eye was okay. It took SIX stitches to close the wound.
While they were away at the hospital, David gave Jacob and Ethan tattoos with Sharpies. Maybe he will be a tattoo artist?
And then when they came back we all hung out on the front porch watching the older boys and Rich kick a soccer ball. They were trying to kick it way across the lawn into a garbage can. Seth didn’t want his face photographed.
On Sunday Jacob and his friend taught astronomy (earth, moon, and planets) in Sunday School, as a lesson on the amazing handiwork of God. Jacob was a natural and was able to be himself in front of a room full of people of all ages.
Sunday afternoon photo-update on Seth’s face. (he hit his nose and cheek at the same time). He was still sore all day yesterday and asked for pain medicine but he’s better today. He can’t get the stitches wet for a few days but they are the dissolvable ones so that’s a relief. He and Caleb skipped a football practice and we all went downtown for ice cream on Sunday night.
THIS MORNING Sarah joined me on the porch, we watched the rain and she held Gentleman Gray on her lap while I drank coffee.
I am tired.