Thursday, July 14, 2016

Reading books and being adorable

The kids were at a movie with Auntie Lisa yesterday and this girlie and I were all alone together.  The quiet and play time was wonderful.  And she is the cutest little baby.  She loves reading right now and will sit quietly in her room just flipping through the board books (when she's in that kind of a mood).

She also has been cruising around the house like a champ.  She has finally decided that walking is more convenient than crawling.  Just in time for us to head out to the mountains next week.  Also I love her so much.

Isn't her little piggy sticking up the cutest thing?


The Fourth of July Highlights:

It rained for most of the day.

We had yummy food at Granny's.

It stopped raining in the afternoon, so we stopped on the way home and bought some sparklers.

Brice sent me in to get the sparklers and I got a lame kind that didn't burn very long and were really smoky.

Cam kept getting choked up on the smoke and coughing like a maniac and had to go in a do a breathing treatment.

Liv was scared of the sparklers and I don't blame her because they burned down to the end very quickly.

Brice couldn't get them lit very well.

Jace enjoyed them.

I tried to get them to write their names or something with them but that was difficult and they were just crazy with them.

Then it got dark and the neighbors started their super cool show (they always spend like hundreds of dollars and have a ton of fireworks so we get to just stay home and see a pretty cool show)

The kids were done after about twenty minutes of the cool fireworks and I was ready for them to be in bed so we went in and to bed they went and the fireworks showed continued outside for another two hours.

Seriously people around here are crazy with fireworks.

Land walking

The other day I went out to the farm/land and Brice and I walked around our part of it and talked about where we'll build out house.  It was pretty exciting.  Even though it's far away.  But actually standing where it will be gives some hope that maybe it's not that far away. . . kind of.  

So our house will probably be directly in front of the tree on the right.  Which we will probably cut down, because otherwise the tree will be right in front of the window in the living room and we won't be able to see the pretty view.  The tree on the left will stay up.

And I took this picture standing on the outside of our property.  So our house will be in front of that tree and then our front yard will go down the hill and pretty much to the road that runs across in front of that white house.  Kind of.  

And then I made the boys show me where they found a tiny little pond that is not actually on our property, but still cool.  So we trespassed onto our future neighbors property.  A little.  They'll love being our neighbors.  Maybe.

Cameron acted like I was making him walk a million miles.

And then I tried to get them to take a picture and he was not having it.  And Jace knows by now to just do it and get it over with, but the Spam was not cooperating. 

And I don't know why Jace felt the need to raise his shirt.  But Cam finally stopped being a stinker.  For a split second.  

And also these weeds were pretty.

And the pond is pretty.  Although slightly icky.

And then we walked back to the barn.  And I stopped to take another picture of a view of the land.  Ours starts where that post is.  Also it goes down over the hill in front of the tree that will be cut down. 

Also I thought Papa would like this pretty view of his precious barn. :)