Today we took a hike. By my best estimates it was about three and a half miles. The kids did a great job. I wear Jessie on my back, and I drag our landscaping wagon behind me in case the kids get tired. It is their job to help me push it up the hills. Boy am I beat. We walked for two hours. I'd like to think it was the water breaks we took that made us take so long, and the incident with George and the cows (thanks for protecting us from those crazy bovines, George...) I made the kids ride in the wagon when we were going slightly downhill for about a 1/4 mile, and then I made Ed get in the wagon for the last 1/2 mile because he was done. He didn't think he was, but he was falling behind. We all had cereal for dinner, and my feet hurt. And, we all stink.
Jessie is seven months old- and when she thinks she's missing something and she's in her crib, she lifts up her bumper to see what is going on. The first few times she did this I laughed so hard I cried.
I painted this picture in Kindergarten of an oak tree and gave it to my grandma Sorensen long, long ago. Like 26 years ago... She has saved it all these years and gave it back to me, so I took a picture of it as a way to preserve it. It wasn't on acid free paper and all that, so it won't last long. This way, I have a copy of what I did without the storage issue. It'll be published in my blog book in January.
This is a random picture of the sky I took last week. I thought the clouds looked cool. So there you are.
Other than that, we are boring, boring, boring. And that is NOT a complaint. We are so busy, and Saturday I actually had nothing to do. So I did NOTHING. No laundry, no homework, no floors cleaned, stayed in our jammies all day- it was great. Now we are back to "stuff", and it's great too. Lazy people die early- so at this rate I should live to be 100, easy. (But do I want to? Only if I'm no more mental than I already am, and I can still get myself to the bathroom. Then 100 is cool. If not, well I better be nice to my kids and grandkids so they'll take care of me well.)