Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Some Summer

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.


Tracie West said...

Hi Gypsy! Not sure if you remember me or not, I'm Debi's friend Tracie. I met her for lunch this past weekend and asked about you, she told me you had a blog! So good to see you and your fam, your boys are adorable. I have a blog too but mine is on wordpress, if you want to check it out, it's sort of more about a health thing though

Take Care, I subscribed to your blog, hope you don't mind.

Gypmar said...

Hi, Tracie! What a fun surprise! I totally remember you. I will have to get in touch with Debi now too--I think of her often.

Thanks so much for saying hi here...I'm heading over to your "About Me" post to leave a comment there :)