Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Although I am sure I could go back to doing it without him, that last hour and a half seems to always be the craziest time for me.
And sometimes I just need a cup of coffee and a potty break.
At some point in that hour and a half, it seems that everyone gets to swing with him, or cuddle a bit, or at least get to do something that I do not allow.
In the bottom picture, Famke was suffering from a tummy ache. I am happy to report that she is feeling better now!
We've had this old swing for over fifteen years now. It is quite possibly THGGM's favorite thing.
I think I've swung on it once. Swinging makes me feel carsick.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
It's been awhile since we have spent the weekend out and about. Michigan is gorgeous this time of year, everything is so green. And we didn't even complain much about the heat and humidity, because we haven't had much of it this year.
After we left the flea market we went to the antique mall in Douglas. It was much cooler walking around in there, although almost as crowded as it was in Allegan. Although I did see several interesting things, I remembered that I had just purchased a swan (and a bunch of other cool things from yesterday) so I chose to be happy with what I already have.
Yes. Yes I did.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
But that is never a problem since I get to come home to spend my days with six of the most fun people I have ever known.
And it was an eventful week.
First time I ever had someone escape, and ended up (unharmed) in the swimming pool.
Someone else broke something glass.
A different someone cut his foot on it, and there was blood.
Several of them stopped loving the food that we all could agree on.
A few of them stopped enjoying the usually favorite TV shows.
EVERYONE still likes playdough, but I'm starting not to.
I have even gotten all of the toys sorted and put back where they belong.
The bed may no longer be used as a trampoline, although they did take some really cool videos of themselves jumping on the bed. Nice that they left them for me, so I could actually SEE just how dangerous it looks.
So today is Saturday. THGGM and I went to our usual neighborhood thrift store where we found the usual amount of interesting things. I bought the coolest hat that I think Kado will look great in while singing "Happy"
I had also been waiting for lamps to go on sale, and this week they were. But the $29.00 lamp I was hoping would still be there was not. I was a wee bit sad.
Since we have pretty much sworn off spending, I was shocked when THGGM suggested we go to another thrift store.
I am SOOO glad we did!
Hey! Maybe I'll have to wear the hat and dance around singing "Happy"! Because I am! I'm happy!
AND, there is more! That lamp that was sold at the first thrift store? I found an even nicer one at the second thrift store and it was only $10.00. Yeah, I'm gonna be wearing that hat...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The drive home was beautiful, filled with more cherry orchards, farms, corn, corn, and more corn, stunning lake views, deer in fields, deer running across the road, hawks soaring in the sky, and more of the beautiful wind farms.
Sigh.., it all ended too soon...
The perfect sort of day for dune climbing.
Jonge and Famke stopped to apply sunscreen before ascending the dune.
And they are off!
It looks as if Pake has taken an early lead.
Pake is in third place.
Famke takes the silver!
And Pake gets the bronze!
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Not at all.
But once she knew that SWIMMING in the POOL was happening, she hurried to get ready.
While they were swimming I did my best to pack us up.
Actually, everyone was very self-sufficient so not much was required of me at all.
Why, if I didn't know better, I would have thought I was brought along on this vacation to be the official photographer! But that's just what I do.
They have clean bathrooms with flushing toilets there. This is good to know if you ever visit there. Because almost everywhere else they have the hole kind.