So, here we are, officially more than halfway through the summer. That is, according to the school calendar; everyone knows that summer in these parts goes well into November (except it gets dark really early come October.)
This month, we:
- welcomed Daddy home after his looong trip to Asia;
- picked six pounds of gorgeous blueberries;
[some people found the whole blueberry picking experience less magical than others]
- then this kid turned five, which doesn’t happen every day, so we had cake not once…
…but twice! Hey, that’s one of the many perks of having both sides of the family in one city. And what a cake this is, right? Well, he liked it, and that’s what counts (and it was tasty, if I may say so myself.) How many more years do you figure I can get away with planting some Legos on a white cake and calling it “the Echo Base on Hoth”? Not too many, I reckon; gotta strike while the iron’s hot. [Only after the fact did I start having all kinds of ideas for making it really cool, which is pretty typical, come to think of it.]
Things which also filled our days (not pictured): swimming lessons for the boy; Vacation Bible School; the occasional jaunt to the library; swimming with cousins; weekday movies [Toy Story 3, in 3D no less!].
All of which is to say: July has been jam-packed, by our standards.