We don’t have much going on around here these days. Swim classes are over (and yes, I remember I owe you a swim update… but it’s been raining here a ton, so no pool time.)
One of the days it didn’t rain, I took the girl to the playground. She’s been asking to swing for weeks and our little neighborhood playground doesn’t have a swing. I figured if we got up, got ready and were out the door by 10am, we’d have one good hour of play before the sun got too hot.
Boy, was I wrong! The sun was just peeking through the clouds, but it was sooooo hot! And all the girl wanted to do was swing… well, let me rephrase that, she wanted me to push her on the swing. Facing the sun. In the heat. It was hot.
Can’t you tell from her cheeks?
Last Saturday, we got the chance to fellowship with a foster family. We’ve known them from other things (the wife is a nurse that used to work in our family practice office), but had no idea they fostered. This week, they came with two babies in tow… Sweet “X” and an itty-bitty bundle of love who could barely sit up yet.
Little babies like these just feed my desire to have more babies. Fortunately, I have the girl to smack that idea right out of my head. If I can barely keep up with one, what would life be like with two… Just saying…
While the garden is still doing great, we’re doing an excellent job of growing a weed garden on the sides of our home. While the weed garden is lovely (…not), I’ve been thinking it’s time I take a back hoe or something to our landscape trim and get ride of the crap. I was thinking of putting in some low-profile, low-maintenance bushes, like the ones in the left of the picture above, to keep the sides looking nice, but not bare.
I don’t know what they are yet, but I plan on finding out.
Any other suggestions for shrubs/bushes that don’t grow crazy out of control?
Our fourth of July was a fizzle. It rained all day. I managed to get out of the house and pick up one of the last packages of sparklers from a tent vendor setup outside our local Walmart. $5 later, I walked away with 30 sparklers. (What a rip.)
And then, we never used them.
*insert frownie face here*
I was hoping to have some night time sparkler photos to share, but nothing. Maybe I’ll get some this weekend if this weather dries out.
How was your fourth of July?0
Tags: family, Nikon D600, photography, Project 365
Categories: 52 Weeks of 365