Thursday, July 13, 2017

If I could have it be summer all year long, I swear I'd do it! I just love it so much and so do my babies. We've been trying to make the most of ours by doing lots of swimming, swinging, water balloons, travelings and anything else outside. 
The kids and I have been trying to split our time between home and Elizabethtown where Juston is during the week. Our house down there still has no kitchen, (hopefully, it'll be done in two weeks), but the kids still manage to have fun. Something about a big open space with very little furniture is so appealing to kids. They can basically run wild without worrying about running into anything or something breaking. We're still not sure when we'll get our furniture moved down there. Our house here still hasn't sold and we're still renovating, so we're not in much of a hurry. 

How sweet is this picture of the kids?! Caroline was sitting in her camping chair "reading" a book and when Carter noticed, he backed up to her and she hoisted him into her lap and read to him...for the thirty seconds he's willing to sit still. She's just the best big sister to him. She probably has more patience than I do most days haha. 

I'm pretty sure that Carter is going to be carrying his wubbanub when he heads off to college. I haven't tried very hard to break him of it, but he's made it clear that even if I did it would be an exercise in futility. He usually only gets it at naptime and bedtime and I'll hide it once he's up, but occasionally he finds "Wubby" out in the wild and gets SO excited when he does. 

Most days, one or two of my sisters kids will end up coming to the house with us and spending some time. This week, Camden and Caroline picked out some rocks while we were at the park. They brought them home and painted them and are going to choose a place around town to hide them. It's part of something that kids in this and surrounding communities have been doing this summer and it seemed like something they'd enjoy. Camden painted her's Harry Potter and Caroline did a rainbow. 

How does she look a solid seven years old here! I can't get over the fact that in less than a month, my baby girl will be five. It's just crazy how time flies when you sleep-deprived, exhausted and having the time of your life. 

Carter loved the park when we went the other morning. It's just a few blocks from my parents house where we stay a lot during the week so we went as soon as the kids got up and dressed that morning. He was fascinated watching all the barges make their way up the river. 

Be sure to check back here tomorrow, because I'm going to be sharing some of my favorite ways to dress up garden tomatoes this time of year! So far, I've only harvested green beans and cucumbers from my garden, but the tomatoes are coming along great and should be ready in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, I've been getting mine from the farmer's market.

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