All I can say is:
Pinch me, I must have been dreaming!
Yesterday was phenomenal! Not only was the weather great, but Elliot was on fire. He sprang out of bed at 6:45 ready to take on the day. It was a dream come true; one of God's tender mercies to remind me that yes, I can do this.
After a fantastic morning of school, the boys and I headed up to MCS so the boys could have recess with their friends. I am so thankful for the supportive school community we have here in Kingston.
Then we came home to enjoy the 34'C weather in our own backyard.
It was magnificent!
Elliot wanted to go fishing. And even though nothing was biting, he sat there for an hour and half, enjoying the sunshine and the calm waters. He really needed this after the busy morning he had.
Avery, on the other hand, is always looking for some action.
First, he thought a dip in river would be fun!
|A little too cold for even this monkey.|
|After his feet went numb, he claimed it was really relaxing. Sure!|
But Scout thought the water was just right!
Then Avery and Scout decided to explore the rocks.
But not before, Scout dried off:
|He's such a cool guy!|
On their hunt, Scout found a critter that wasn't too happy to see him. There was a whole lot of barking and hissing going on, but, luckily, that was all. Avery found a few bird feathers and a bone:
You may be wondering why Avery put his shirt back on. Well, it was after he saw this guy flying around us:
A bat! And according to Avery, it was a vampire bat! So he whipped his shirt back on to prevent it from sucking his blood . . . tee hee!
As you can see, we were having a blast, but reality was calling, and it was time to head back up to the house to make supper.
Being a beautiful August-like day, I decided the first BBQ of the season was in order.
Mmmmm . . . . grilled chicken salad! Delightful!
But, the boys were still not done with the sun. They grabbed a beach blanket, and some paper and pencils, and my aspiring comic book artists were off:
I am so blessed to be able to spend my days with these two guys.
Now, if only we could convince Zoe of how great homeschooling is . . .