It’s been quite a few since I’ve posted pictures last. This game we play does take up almost all of the extra time I have in my day. School is starting, though. That will cut things back down again. So, I’m going to go through the pictures I have and fill y’all in on our summer.
Towards the end of July, I had an entire day to myself. I took the scrap pieces I purchased in Virginia City and pieced them together into a small lap quilt.
They were mostly pieced by hand and, judging by the state of the backing fabric of each square, a bit old. Slippery little buggers but I managed to get them pieced together in a jumbled mess (deliberate).
One of the squares was even pieced as a fan. I made that one piece the top left of the quilt.
I bought a pseudo-silky backing and used a decorative stitch to bind the two pieces together. There’s no tacking in the middle. I really did want it loose and I did not want to ruin the beauty of the top in any way – even with tacking it all together.
We had dinner with our neighbors at our house. It was fun to see the four children getting along so well. For dinner, I made chili and put it in the crock pot to keep warm and potato soup on the stove. Nearly all the food was gone by the end of the night. I call that a win!
Kickin it outside on the grass after dinner and a massive water fight. The only adult not involved was the neighbor’s wife. She was holding the baby, so she got a free pass. When I say massive water fight, I’m serious – everyone was soaked. Time for some pie and sittin on the blankets.
Their two boys and my two boys sharing toys. It was great to see the interaction and camaraderie that only comes with being young and full of love of life!
Jen came home with a scooter for the boys. Yard sales are great, aren’t they? This is Caiden giving it a whirl for the first time. He didn’t take too long before he understood the basics and stopped falling off. Of course, mom is still a worry-wart, so he’ll wear pads and such for a bit longer.
Brendan is watching Caiden on the scooter. I’m quite sure he wants to give it a try. We haven’t started teaching him bike riding without training wheels, just yet.
And, of course, is there anything better than an ice cream cone on a hot summer’s day?
Some of the pictures I get are just amazing. The camera is so fast!
I’ll sign off there and post some more in a little bit. I’m trying to get caught up. Running my own server for Minecraft does take a bit of my time. I’ve a few people on there that aren’t part of my family so I’d hate to drop the server and shut it down on them. We’ll find a balance as school starts, I’m sure.