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Sunday, September 5, 2010

August, In Retrospect

The month of August was incredibly busy. Mostly, it was busy because 4 children out of school and demanding entertainment and meals keeps things spinning. There were many movie nights.
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Potato discovered a love of drawing. Stealing pens and paper to hide in a corner like it was some secret joy she couldn't bear to share with the others.
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There was also berry picking. This property is plentiful in raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.
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Which the children beg me nearly everyday to be allowed to go out and pick.
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Once, a large butterfly flew near the children while they were playing outside. This was hazardous. Bear hit the butterfly with a bubble wand.
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It continued to fly fine however. I followed it to where it landed elsewhere, and it rested on my hand a bit while the children gently observed.
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It flew away once it's poor little heart stopped racing from it's near death experience.

There were piggy back rides.
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And there were uncles.
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There were lots of flowers.
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And vegetables.
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And the first pears of the season.
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There were outings.
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As one woman said, "It's like the Von Trapps!"
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A trip to Port Townsend, with a side trip to Fort Warden with Rory, Dianna, and the kids.
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There were also ferry rides.
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A few tea parties.
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Running through the sprinkler was a must.
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Where we learned closing our eyes while running about with multiple children is dangerous.
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Work began on the Beetle, again.
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There was also the WA Midsummer Renaissance Faire. With barbarian trolls.
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Gentleman Rabbits.
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Fairy kitties.
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Gypsy horse riders.
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Oh, and pirates with cannons and whips.
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Of course, we dressed up, too.
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Jeremy and I also celebrated our 3rd year together.
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2 comments:

Heidi said...

WOW!

You've got a wonderful collection of snapshots to remember your summer by! Looks like ya'll made some great memories together!:)

Thanks for your feedback on my most recent post - I tried to reply to you via email, but I see you're not registered so I just replied w/in my comments.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
~h

The Kerrs said...

We love the ren faire too! I love the photo with the bowl of berries and I think it's the same little girl with the towel at the beach, with the fence behind her! very nice!