School is out and we are having lots of fun this summer! We manage to stay active and busy even though I am so far along in the pregnancy.
It seems to rain just about every day here. Thankfully it usually clears up by the afternoon, so we do get some sun. We never seem to need to water the lawn and even though our garden doesn't get much sun, our little garden is starting to grow.
Adam and Elaine Henrichsen, Aria and Zade's close friends, came over and played. The kids have enjoyed the slip 'n slide and running through the sprinklers.
We met some friends from our home-school co-op at Whipple Dam. The kids played all day in the sand and lake. They even captured some tiny fish and put them in a sand hole that they made. The kids had to continuously refill the hole with water to keep the fish from dying.
On the one really sunny day this week, we headed to Park Forest Pool. I somehow managed to get my bathing suit on (I will never be able to wear it again after the pregnancy. :) Zade thought it was cold after only a little while, and sat on the bench and shivered in his towel. Aria found a friend from school and had fun playing with her. Ryzen wanted to go down the huge water-slide and was extremely upset when I told him that he is too little.
Aria is inside a water bubble here with her friend Sophia.
Those darn squirrels in our front yard keep raiding the bird feeder. :) We watched up to five squirrels attacking our bird feeder, each taking a turn jumping up.
Here is a picture of me on the due date. Nova has shown signs of coming soon, but nothing has happened yet. I'm trying to be patient and looking at this as an opportunity to try to get a few more last minute things done before her arrival. We so look forward to meeting little Nova soon.