Friday, May 29, 2015
The weather was SO beautiful today (80 and sunny!!) that we pulled the boys out of school at noon to go kayaking on Hayden Lake. We had so much fun! I can't believe how well the boys did. They shocked me! Even Archer took a turn on one of the kid kayaks, and the whole outing was surprisingly low stress.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
North Idaho weather is so crazy...it can be 80 degrees one day, and then freeze the next day. It's insane, and that is exactly why I refuse to believe summer is ACTUALLY here until ohhhhh...mid-July!
But we have been having a taste of summer that seems to be lasting lately. The boys are consistently wearing shorts. We've been biking almost daily to school. Our (big) chicks are enjoying spending time outside. The garden is (mostly) planted.
And around this time of year, I start to enjoy N. Idaho again. It's hard to beat the beauty here, and when the weather is cooperating and we're hanging out by the lake or the river, or just in our backyard, I'm loving living here again. It's not that I HATE it the rest of the year, but it gets seriously cold and I'm obviously not a cold-weather girl!
So we'll enjoy it while it lasts, because in a few short months, the cold will be returning and my summer-love-feelings will have to last me through the winter!
Unfortunately, some (most) of our family has been sick for the past few days, but John managed to get most of the garden sprinkler system installed, and it should hopefully get the finishing touches on it tomorrow! Yay!
Archer filling in the trenches
My baby graduated from kindergarten! So crazy that he is this old already. How did this happen???
His class put on an adorable program with lots of songs that he has been practicing A LOT. I could tell he was so excited that the day was finally here!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again...but I LOVE their school. All of the teachers are amazing, and despite being a public school, it has a "small school" atmosphere. I really wasn't sure how Archer would do at the beginning of the school year. He's a young kindergartener (birthday in July), and definitely a Mama's boy, but he has done awesome, and he's excited for first grade (except that he'll have to be gone full days...he's not sure about that yet!).
Thursday, May 14, 2015
How could I not LOVE this homework assignment? Such a sweet boy.
"My mom is my hero because she takes care of me. She almost takes me on bike rides every day. She puts bandays (band-aids) where scabs are when they peel off. She stays home when I am sick. She buys me cool ties. She gave me a desk that she had when she was a kid. She sews clows (clothes) for me."
Kind of a jumble of things! I guess that is what happens when I go a while without posting.
We have been so busy I can hardly remember what we've been doing! So I guess I will post the pictures and they will remind me...
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
With this beautiful weather, we've been able to spend TONS of time outside. Our weather is so crazy...snow one day, 65 degrees the next. But this weekend was ALL sunshine and warm! No snow in sight, thank goodness. We are working A LOT on our chicken coop, and we've made lots of progress. We also got to have our first real backyard campfire this year! Yay!
John took 2 of the boys mushroom hunting today while Bryton and I spent the afternoon together around town. The mushroom hunt was VERY successful...we had enough for dinner tonight, plus another night in the fridge, and we have a couple of dehydrator trays full!
To add to the success, all 3 boys (who are self-proclaimed mushroom haters!) ATE and LIKED the morels! All 3 of them ate one to taste them, and then voluntarily ate a few more. Amazing. (But I have to say, they are SO yummy I can't blame them!)
Bryton and I had fun going out to lunch, going to the bookstore, and shopping for a kayak (research phase only...but B is REALLY hoping for one!).
We ended the day with homemade huckleberry ice cream, thanks to our huckleberry stash in the freezer!