Thursday, September 1, 2011

Scenes from the summer

Here's a few pictures as a recap of our summer in Kansas...

It was a hot one. Plain and simple.
I really don't mind the heat, but even for me it was a bit much. In addition, there was really no rain, which seems crazy considering all the states that had flooding in other portions of the US. Nothing really grew in our garden, except weeds and our jalapenos, and a few bite size tomatos that I was able to make one batch of fresh salsa with.

*As much as Christian wanted to play outside, it just was really too hot somedays. So we brought his outdoor sand/water table inside...
filled it with dry beans...and an assortment of toys and kitchen utensils.

*I got a rubbermaid container with a lid for water balls from the Dollar Store for his "water table".
They are really cool..and they never dry up. Christian is a BIG fan of these!

*Thank goodness for Gaedderts sweet corn...YUMMY!

*The peaches from whatever state they came from were super good..especially when Mom makes them in to fresh peach pie...oooooh YUM. And this little sneak started eating my piece while we were outside watching the only storm of the season come in! I couldn't blame him for diving in..afterall it was SO GOOD!

 *Carissa taking the kids on an adventure, she is the best at going on adventures!

*We only had to mow two times total..and that was to maintain the weed growth.

*This goofy guy would not take this hat off his head at Grandma's never know what he might find and get his mind set on.

*While Carissa was home the girls decided to play dress up in past prom and bridesmaids dresses. This was quite the dress up day..because next we got out our 3 wedding dresses and put them on too!

*Our oven decided it wanted to participate in the heat, and not turn off when it was turned to the off position. Not exactly ideal at any time. So, we bought a new oven..and Christian had fun making a "house" out of the box it came in.

*One of the mega cracks in the ground...yikes.

*Swimming and popsicles were a standard part of alot of our days. Christian became quite the little swimmer with the use of water wings. It is crazy to think that he didn't even like to get in the water the first time in this year. We are very thankful that Mom and Dad have a pool just down the road!

As much as we may want to complain about the heat and lack of rain...I often thought of the others in the world who really are deeply suffering from the heat, lack of rain, and lack of food. We maybe had a rough summer, and I'm not too said to see it go...but we are very thankful that we have homes to keep us cool, fresh water to drink, and more than enough food to eat.

As of September 1st, I am officially ready for fall to come!

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