We are staying busy this summer, like always. We had a good school year. Everyone finished the work I had planned for them. Josiah has it easy in school. He hears the twins learn a concept. Then when he gets to that concept he is already familiar with it from just over hearing them learn it.
Last month my parents came for a visit. I love when they come. We usually do some project around the house. This year's project was to replace the carpet with laminate flooring. The kids all helped. My aunt also came over to help with it. Grandma's job was to hold and entertain Nathan so I could do some of the work too. My knees really hurt after a day of work. The rooms look so much better with out the carpet and the kids love to slide on it with their socks.
|A before shot of the very stained carpet|
|Removing carpet and staples from the floor|
|Some of the dirt we found under the carpet. I never want carpet again!|
|The boys really helped with putting the laminate together|
|Grandma and Nathan|
|The finished floor looks beautiful|
|We stopped to look at a chipmunk|
|View from near the top|
After my parents left we went camping at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in AZ. This year we had a cabin which made packing nicer. We didn't have to squeeze a tent, air mattresses, etc. in an already crowded van. The kids were so busy playing with friends that they were only at our cabin to eat and sleep. The first morning they were up way too early and found that their friends were up too. It was a blessing to see them playing with other young people and making new friends. I enjoyed the fellowship with other ladies, too.
We went to Phoenix after camp to visit Faithful Word Baptist Church and see friends there who did not get to go on the camping trip.
My garden has suffered greatly this year. It has more weeds than vegetables. Nathan is the center of attention around here this summer. All his older siblings love to hold and entertain him.
|Nathan enjoying the cabin porch|
|Tried to get everyone to smile and look at the camera, but we didn't have time or patience for 50+ pictures|
|Nathan about two weeks old|
|Hannah would hold him all the time if she could|
|Nathan about 2 months old|
|Ready for church|
|Josiah entertaining Nathan.|
|Robert and Nathan|
|Busy watching everything|
I can't believe he will be three months old in just a few days!