This is what the kids did while Mom worked on us. They picked the blueberry bushes bare. I'm actually a little remorseful that Mom and Dad let them take so many - they took away over two cups each. But, knowing how fast those berries turn to blue, how many green were left - and that it was supposed to rain in the next couple of days and this prevented Mom and Dad from having to pick them in the rain (or let them spoil) - we allowed Dad to call the shots and let them go to town.
Later that evening, I FINALLY got around to showing the girls how to make their Fourth of July wreaths and getting my own completed. Whew...made it before the holiday passed!
This is a picture of Ellie and John conniving together to steal the bin of food set aside for future movie going/special events. It was so cute....definitely a special moment between the two of them full of their joint plan of overtaking the treat bin!
And, oh, how I love this precious picture. First of all, is Stephie not looking GORGEOUS? I'm telling you, that girl glows being pregnant! Tomorrow, she'll be at 33 weeks - Travis was freaking out all night long after having listened to stories of co-workers delivering early and how he should be prepared for Whitley to arrive "any moment". With two children who had no desire to come out and had to both be induced, I'm a little more skeptical!
Ellie and Nati both wanted to feel Whitley kick - so they were "laying hands" on Stephie.
The rest of this weekend has been largely "regrouping". I've got a big list going of "to-do's" in preparation for this Fourth of July week; Brayden and Traig both starting their first week of apprentice counseling, and all the other special happenings of the busy month of July. Top that off with about two dozen loads of laundry (the perfect storm....us returning from camping including all of the blankets we brought and Brayden returning from a week at camp...) - and I don't feel like I can get away with too much downtime.