Sunday, July 31, 2011
It was so interesting to see that each girl had a different reaction to her departure. It really varied by personality and age...
Hannah - Tears, fond memories, sadness.
Paige - I will miss her, now let's move on.
Maren - Can I help put her to sleep? How will you do that? What happens when we put dirt over the box? Let's fill up the hole. Won't throwing dirt on her box be uncomfortable for her? Let's plant a tree here.
Izzy - Goodbye Sophie, I liked to hold you. And I know you liked me too.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Grandma Johnson's neighbor graciously puts on a horse camp for my girls and cousin Natalie every summer. Mornings are for the horses - including grooming, saddling, riding. And afternoons are for crafts and swimming. Isn't that every girls dream for summer vacation?
Hannah and Natalie in the arena.
Paige and Rufus are quite well acquainted after three summers together.
On the last day of camp, Maren chose to drive the buggy instead of ride.
And for those of you wondering, NO we are not getting a horse. One week of horse camp and horses on all sides of our new property is just going to have to be enough.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
We spent a rare 4th of July here at home. Too much water (no rafting this year) and not enough wind (no kite boarding) kept us from our usual activities. Instead Keith and Jenny (with their two adorable boys) visited us from Southern Idaho. It was such a nice visit and we were able to enjoy all of the fun things about summer in Sandpoint. Kirk and Keith spent some time figuring out the catamaran.
Izzy and Neil enjoyed ice cream and rope swings.
In my opinion, the best part about the 4th in Sandpoint is the fireworks over the lake. The second best part is our small town parade. For some reason, they don't let the parade participants throw candy, so Kirk purchased a few bags of his own and had a great time throwing it out to the street for the kids to pick up.