Oh, forgot to mention that we have 5 more cucmbers, 17 ears of corn, and I believe I counted 9 watermelon!!! Pretty happy with our first experience with gardening! Can't wait 'til those melons are ready to eat! Ben's most excited about this!
Thank Heavens that summer is just about over- my least favorite season! Maybe if we lived in the North somewhere, I would have different feelings- but here in the South it is just too doggone HOT!!! The past 2 weeks have had highs in the high 80s maybe up to 91 and I feel like this is as good as it gets for summer in the South---and I wonder if next week will start a sweep of 100+ degrees days????!!!! We have taken advantage of the moderate weather and played some outside, at the zoo, etc. Ben got his first black eye at the zoo last week and he's all green and bruised now! (He ran into his friend in the fountains- she bounced and he didn't!)
This week we begin studying ancient Egypt and we're all excited about it! Also this week we kick off our Operation Christmas Child season with lots of hard work and a huge payoff come Collection Week. Please remember to make your shoeboxes this year! And if you have no idea what I'm talking about, go to http://www.samaritanspurse.org/ to find out how you can change the life of a child with just a shoebox!
Well, I'm sorry that I don't have anything terribly exciting to share with you, but we Cains have been laying pretty low lately! Hopefully next post I'll have something nice and meaty to share! Be blessed!
Ok, I have some awesome pictures, but sadly I can't download them until we get our computer fixed! Yesterday we had a fun day educating the children on what the Olympics are all about. I have always loved the Olympics. I love the idea that for a brief 2 week period, everyone can come together, put aside their differences, and enjoy being part of humanity. So I went to the local party store, found some gold and silver medals, a crepe paper torch, some head decor, and hand sized american flags. We carried the Olympic torch through the neighborhood, getting a couple of waves from neighbors. Then we had a relay race which Ben won, a brick throwing competition which Abby won, and a stare down which- believe it or not- Ben won! Daddy presented medals and we made our way inside to order chinese delivery and watch the openning ceremony. (If you didn't get to see it......shame on you! It was AMAZING!) Ben ate his weight- which if you don't know- is a HUGE feat in and of itself! It was a great day to be a mommy and daddy. Although, most days are.................
I must brag that we have eaten 2 cucumbers from the garden in the past 2 days and will have another tonight!!! YEAAAAA! And might I also say, they are fabulous!! We have corn coming in and 5 watermelons!! The sad news, with a funeral dirge playing in the background, is that we lost the pumpkins. Aren't exactly sure what happened- they were doing great. But then it went south and they shriveled up and died in a matter of a week! If anyone has any pumpkin growing experience, I'd love to learn what we did wrong. We will replant! By golly, the pumpkins will rise again!
Now, I know this isn't a great picture- but it's from my phone. The computer we are using while we get our fried one fixed doesn't have a port for my camera card! So this will just have to do! Isn't she precious? Even blurry.............
I am mother to 2 and wife to 1 for 20 years. Leaning on Jesus and taking advantage of the grace made free to me through Him! I enjoy lovely things, cooking, antiquing, cross-stitching, traveling, and reading. Falling in love with our new home, New York.