Wednesday, July 11, 2012


It has been a busy summer so far here in NH. We have had nice visits with family and friends over the past few weeks, and have been enjoying spending time outdoors with our puppies and kiddie pool. Jacob has been working on a rock walkway going to the porch. We have had to keep a steady supply of water for the dogs during the heatwaves. 

We have also had a few viruses run through our family (boo).  I am currently recovering from the latest, but the boys seem fine. C has had a couple doctor appointments over the past couple weeks for other minor issues, and W has a regular checkup next week. In other words, it feels like we are there way too much! 

W has been doing a lot of reading too. Some of our homeschool plans fell to the wayside with being sick, but we have a lot to plan and work on through the summer. 

The boys were thrilled to see a newt that Jacob found in the woods.

They all took turns holding it (*I* chose not to!), and made a makeshift box with leaves, water and rocks to observe it for about a half hour before releasing it to a safer spot away from puppies. 

chillin' at Parker's Maple Barn
C toasting marshmallows

W on the 4th of July

On the 4th, we burned part of our Christmas tree, enjoyed s'mores, lit sparklers and played with pop its (or snappers as I used to call them as a kid). Some of our previous plans were cancelled due to thunderstorm warnings but it turned out to be a relaxing day. 

One of the boys took this photo of Lucy

Sherlock the attention hog :)


  1. Sorry you've all been under the weather, but hopefully you're on the mend now :-)

  2. Looks like you guys had a great summer!