June 18, 2019

the second week of summer

Someone is in the pool just about every day of the week, but on the days I can’t get into the pool with her while everyone else is swimming, Brinns gets this alternative: a bowl of water on the back porch. She’s quite pleased to mix it and pour it and throw ping pong balls into it. And climb inside for a little dip.

We went to see Cinematic Pop in concert at the Mesa arts center. It was a nice night out! 

Two of Kacin’s friend’s sisters had to have surgery. Layla thinks so highly of them and asks me all the time to especially have K come play with her. They are teenagers and more of babysitters to Layla instead of playmate, but Layla just considers them her best friends. When she heard from their brother about their surgeries she wanted to make them a present. She worked hard on cards for them and then gave them pages out of her new sticker book she got for the summer for them to enjoy while they recover. I love this girl’s big heart.

The evenings right now are perfect for the splash pad.

Layla and her friend participated in “The Greatest Show” camp. They had a blast! And it was a spectacular performance at the end of the week.

I got a group of moms and girls together to serve at feed my starving children. 

Eric and the older boys also went on a backpacking trip for a few days. I can’t do much by way of telling you about their trip except to say that it was beautiful, it didn’t go as planned, but they enjoyed the adventure all the same. And Kyler remarked that the dads were as bad as mom’s on this trip and took way too many pictures. I’m so glad they did! I’ll let the pictures do the talking about their adventure.

The backpackers were scheduled to come back Sunday afternoon. Saturday night the moms and kids who were left behind gathered for pizza and playing. I was just about to head home when the backpackers all surprised us and came through the back door. Because of various circumstances they cut the trip short by one day. It was a fun surprise reunion. And then we got to sit together and watch a slideshow of pictures and hear about their adventures. It was a good way to bring the adventure to a close.