This was a busy week! We went berry picking (strawberries and raspberries), made jam, visited Aunty Carrie and the chickens, saw a lighthouse, picked our first ripe tomato, the kiddos started sharing a bedroom, took a family hike, AND had a neighborhood pool party! Here’s how it went down:
We had originally planned to pick strawberries, but the fields were really muddy and the strawberries were at the end of their season, so we switched to raspberries. We were all glad! It’s easier to pick raspberries and easier to chase little helpers down the wider rows!
Brenda stayed after we picked berries and we made a batch of jam. It was delicious! And it is always better to work on something like this with a friend.
The next day, we drove up to visit Aunty Carrie. We went to the park, threw rocks into the water, saw a lighthouse, feed the chickens, and ate the largest ice cream cones of our lives!
We have checked out the same book from the library over and over. It’s called The Songs of Wildbirds by Lang Elliott. Beatrice loves this book. And she colored a picture of her favorite bird (robin redbreast) and sent a letter to Mr. Elliott. She was very pleased to see that she is now tall enough to put a letter into the mailbox herself!
Another item on the summer fun list was sharing a bedroom. We found a few things to make the purple room look more gender-neutral and moved in Sam’s crib. Here are Beatrice and Daddy relaxing after all their hard work getting everything just right.
The next day we took a little family hike to some nearby falls. There were many flies, but we had a fun time. Lots of carrying of children by the parents! But it was really nice to get outside together and have an adventure.
The week ended with a party in our neighborhood pool. It was a great time for the children to try out their skills from swimming lessons and play with Daddy in the “big pool” (we often go to the baby pool in the afternoons).