Monday, August 8
A Summer Walk
The Papa had a meeting for church, Addie was restless in the heat and couldn't fall asleep and at the end of the day the older kids were still brimming with energy. So we went for a walk.
His sister is his "Buddy" and he loves holding her hand when we walk. Even when I ask to hold his, he'll usually scurry over to Annaliese and grab hers. Much love there. Yes, we use the famous large family buddy system. It is fabulous and my kids love it even more than I do.
Addie settled right down, carried on my front, and gifted me these endless gummy smiles all the way up the hills.
Gathering wild mint.
Taking time to roll drop apples from an old tree by the roadside down the road and see whose could roll the furthest. Andrew came in first place and Ella came in second with honorable mentions all around. Thank you to our neighbor, Mr. Dever, for filling us in on this necessary game.
We happened upon a spot the kids named *Berry Heaven* and we picked a basket full. There were so many juicy ones left, I'm hoping for a visit again soon. We ate handfuls and Chase just positioned his little mouth by a laden branch and quickly popped them in one by one, juice dripping down his chin. This morning we feasted on berry and white chocolate scones.
I am having a difficult time accepting that it is August, that summer is slowly closing up shop for us northerners.
Posted by Me at Monday, August 08, 2011