We've entered the days of summer,
And with it, we've welcomed back that old bastard...
He is currently having a Busch Lite and releasing wet burps in the atmosphere.
My kid's winter coats are in the wash, as I type this.
One last attempt at *clean* before they are
Imprisoned in a dark, tight bin for the season.
Best purchase of Summer '11 (thus far)?
Water balloons in the $1 bin at Target.
Hours and hours of fun,
With little, rubber, confetti bits that festively adorn our yard.
I'm hoping those just blow away and disappear
(and NOT choke a robin, or a dolphin, or whatever animal is prone to that kind of mishap).
Second best purchase?
A Lite Brite.
Though, to be honest, this was gifted by Santa years ago
and BANISHED to the top of the refrigerator,
Because initially, it was a disaster of epic proportions.
But now it's awesome.
Ahhh, the covered bridges of Greencastle, Indiana.
10 minutes outside of DePauw's campus, but strangely similar to the setting of Deliverance.
Kidding, it was BEAU-tiful.
The kids explored the bridge by foot,
and I panicked that they would be hit by a speeding car,
But then I remembered that we hadn't seen a car in miles.
Artwork by Big J.
Which is huge, because prior to a few months ago,
He only expressed himself creatively in lines.
His fine motor skills have come a LONG way this year.
And that, friends, is photographic proof that we have survived winter.