Concentric Circles

Bruce’s snoring last night was awful. Apparently mine was bad too, according to Amanda when I mentioned our chihuahua’s. I was up late, Milly up early. She let me stay in bed just a bit, which was nice of her. Spent time this morning outside drawing in chalk on the driveway with Milly.  She liked to sit in the middle of a circle and have me draw more circles around that one.  We took a walk to the end of the street and back. Sat on swing and remembered how she used to hold herself up on the chain while I’d swing. Got my employer identification number and  filled out articles of organization for my business. Lots of running around …

Islands and Peaches

Ben and I walked to the store with Milly and Graelyn in the wagon this morning.  We carried them through the store with it and loaded them up on the trip back.  The girls were very chatty pretty much the whole time, but I couldn’t tell you half of what they were talking about. We had a nice big breakfast then went out to the beach.  The surf was really nice, but it was pretty crowded and we weren’t out all that long, so I didn’t surf.  The girls had a lot of fun though.  I guess Daniel did too, but he was in a little sun tent the whole time.  He still somehow managed to get sand all over …

Milly’s Sawyer Adventure Day

Amanda sicked up this morning, so she called in and went to work late.  I didn’t get much work done myself today until the house cleared out around noon.  Not that anyone was in the way, but it was just hard to concentrate with three kids running around. Erin left early to get back home for work, but she called me later and told me she was having some bad problems with her back. Milly had an adventure with her cousins today.  Andra and Josh took her, Addie and Jackson out.  The first stop was the splash pad.  Josh told me Milly got hit with a water canon by some little girl and she was pretty much done from that …

The Splash Pad

I dragged Milly in her wagon to the grocery store this morning to pick up some breakfast supplies, and when we got back Nick and Eli were there to eat with us.  We had waffles, eggs and sausage.  Both of the kids added Froot Loops to the menu as well. After we’d finished eating and Milly and Eli played a bit we decided to go to the Splash Pad.  Amanda and I had heard of it but had not yet taken Milly there, so we followed Nick and Eli.  It’s a little area next to a pool downtown that has a bunch of water toys.  There are buckets that fill up and dump water, a couple water cannons, a tunnel …

Pool Day

Milly did perfectly fine in the bathroom last night.  I woke up a little bit before the alarm I had set in part because Erin’s friend Cece’s dog had a very peculiar bark. Dad asked us all yesterday if we’d go to church with him and Mom in the morning.  Me and my siblings all said yes and with the exception of Adam we were all playing Quelf until about 2 AM.  Everyone else thought someone would get them up, so it ended up just being me, Amanda and Andra at church. Today was the first day for a new priest at Saint Matthew.  He was Vietnamese, but he’d been here a good long while and spoke slowly enough to be …