A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Late July

In the words of Richard Marx, "Summer came and went without a warning..."  Here it is September, and I haven't finished blogging July. 

My beautiful girls.  This was taken when we were visiting the town where Daddy works. 

Buddy sent Jack and Hannah a book from a new series to try out.  Similar to the Redwall books.  Both my kids gave it a thumbs up.  We actually read quite a bit this summer.  The kids and I tried to get to the library about once a week.  They were keeping track of their books for the library's summer reading program, so I entered mine while I was entering theirs.  Turns out, I read 23 books this summer!  And a couple more since school started. 

We see less and less of Wheelie these days.  He adopted our family when Brianna was 5, so he's been around us for 13 years now.  Lately, though, he spends a good deal of his time down the street at a neighbor's house.  So it's a treat when we do get to see him. 

Brayden came over to play while Heather was working. 

This was after he told me, "I'm not tired," at nap time.  I asked him to read books quietly for a little while instead.  Glad he wasn't tired. 

Eli went out for a yacht ride with Miss Adorable and her family. 

I like these sturdy little boxes, but I didn't want the logo showing.  A couple years ago, I won a massive haul of Mod Podge, so I got creative. 

Paint, sprinkle, paint, sprinkle, paint, sprinkle, let dry.  The next day, I went over the top with more Mod Podge (affiliate link) to keep the beads from coming loose. 

Close up while I was doing the over layer. 

I like how it turned out. 

Eli volunteered with Miss Adorable again this year at our police run Safety Town.  

Safety Town is a program for children going into kindergarten to learn a wide variety of safety topics, from gun safety to poison safety to traffic safety and more.  The teen volunteers lead small groups of children each day, which they get community service hours for.  (They also have fun when the kids aren't there!) 

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  1. I agree with your sentiments about summer. What a good summer you all had! What good teens and young adults you're raising!

    1. I just want time to slow down a little so I can enjoy them a bit longer. Knowing this is my last year with Eli... I can almost hear the clock ticking when we're together.