We've had a really fun couple of weeks! On Father's Day, (here are the kids with Daddy D on Father's Day, and even Copper-the-Dog smiled for the picture!), John bought a tube for the kids and we took a picnic to the lake for a couple of lazy afternoons on the boat. And a warning for all tubers: when John drives the boat, his main goal is to send you OFF the tube and into the water, which is a total thrill to all the boys in the family (the girl, notsomuch) so hang on tight!
We ended the week with a trip to see Indiana Jones at the Drive-in, but either I was really tired or it was really boring because I fell asleep three times in my camp chair, and every time I woke up, they were still chasing... still chasing... still chasing... but the cheeseburgers were wonderful!
This past week was Mom's Taxi Week. I drove back-and-forth, back-and-forth, back-and forth to VBS for the two little boys and John Mark, who always signs up to work games with the little kids, and then back-and-forth, back-and-forth, back-and forth downtown for Becca and Philip, who had auditioned for a Children's Theater Production of Sleeping Beauty. Becca was a fairy and Philip was a cool court musician, and in one week these kids put together a pretty impressive little musical. They were doubly excited to get to do their production at the big symphony hall! Here are the court musicians:
And the fairies (who had already flipped their costumes from Medieval to Fifties Dolls):
And in the middle of all that, I've blueberry-pickin'; we've all been to the fair, where Nathanael was finally old enough to ride the BIG rides for the first time; John, John-Mark and Daddy D have been fishin' fools; and we've enjoyed the firstfruits (or first-squashes, first-radishes, first-peppers and first-lettuces) from the garden. Did I mention that I love June?