Time to catch up.
We went through a lot of paper this summer. Nels got even crazier about origami than he had been before, which was a lot. He has since branched out from making hats and cranes to creating his own original designs.
And both boys became obsessed with paper airplanes, which piled up in drifts around the house.
We spent a LOT of time out at the tree farm, and we had grand weather for it.
We ate crawdads from the river thanks to Shaun, who had the courage both to catch the crawdads with his bare hands and then to boil 'em up.
I didn't think the kids would go for them, but I was wrong. We had to share.
Back at home, Nels whittled.
And Willem bought himself a little cactus from Walmart, because that's the kind of kid he is.
Towards the end of the summer, my dad and Juli took the train down from Bellingham to pay us a visit. We had fun taking them out to the tree farm for the first time.
Ah, summer. We drank it to the dregs, each in his own fashion.