moments from the week

Leah and Zion picking strawberries

tis the season

Some photos from the past week.

Lijah looking at all the shredded coconut he spilled

all over the house

Lijah feeding a goat through the fence

goat visit

Harvey blowing out the candles on the cake at Grandma Judy's

second seven cake

Harvey and Zion on a playground

intrepid playgrounders

Zion sleeping in the woodchips under the play structure

working off his sleep debt

Zion and Lijah eating strawberries on a straw bale

eating some more

Harvey and his friends looking at his birthday cake on the picnic table

party time


a day in June

Summer is a busy time of year—there's enough chores and amusements to fill every waking hour. But every once and a while we manage to have a day to just kick back and relax.

Harvey eating an orange popsicle

summer treat

Well, relatively; today I still had to manage a lot of production around a couple church services—the bigger boys and I were on the church campus from 8:15 to 2:00, as usual—but today some of that production involved throwing a watermelon-and-popsicle social for the families. It went of great, the kids all had fun, and I loved seeing parents getting to know each other better. Everyone was so relaxed none of the parents objected when some of the kids started setting up an organized cage-fighting tournament under the climbing structure.

When we got home, Leah took Harvey out to do some swimming; after playing inside for a bit the other two boys and I spent about an hour spraying each other with the hose (and watering the plants a little bit too). Then some time on the hammock in the shade. Summer has its advantages.