Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer Projects

A while back, a friend of mine gave us their playset.  This of course involved taking it down at their house, transporting it, and reconstructing it at our house.  With so much rain, and needing to borrow a truck and extra arms, it's taken us a long time to get together.  It's now fully functional (swings and slide and house are up) but not yet complete.  But it has been the biggest excitement of the kids' lives!!  They have very eagerly anticipated this playset and so far have not been disappointed!

The best thing has been the kids' eagerness to help.  William especially has loved the access to tools and building!  But they have all pitched in.  The other day, Abby eagerly ran up to Chopper when he got home from work and said, "daddy I'm going to help you work on the playset and then we can drink Dr. Pepper and talk about the world!"  She knows how to get into his heart!

But our artsy side has not been neglected!!  Scrolling through Pinterest one day, Megan and I saw some postings of clothespin dolls and fell in love.  So we took 2 days to get the materials, paint, and clothe.  Ok I took 2 days.  The girls painted some and then decided it was too tedious and time-consuming.  It's not really a project for impatient fingers for sure but the results turned out great and Megan especially has enjoyed playing with their new dolls.

Yesterday was the annual Freedom Fest in Oak Point.  3 minute parade followed by playing at the park and pavilion with bubbles, hula hoops, and some lunch to end the morning.  We enjoy this small town festival every year! 

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