Monday, July 12, 2010


Found us a new swimmin' hole at the river.  It is fine!

BTW.. the rapids aren't too deep and the current where we go is pretty gentle.  Maisie pointed out as she shot out of the rapid "Wow, Mother Nature made a great water slide".  I couldn't agree more!


The best part of July in Vt is not the fourth like we thought, it is blueberries!  The kids have gone picking with me twice and we've picked about fifteen pounds.  Let's hear it for child labor!

Maisie's Art Camp

Maisie has been having her own art camp
Here she is with her drawing that she had the Polly Pockets pose for - I guess she does have the creative gene after all!

One Week at Summer Camp

You wouldn't believe the fun Ben and Sam had at just a week of summer camp.  In only a few hours a day they came home with enough happiness to last weeks!  Lots of crafts, good old fashioned games, and stilt walking. 

The kids practiced walking on stilts all over MSA and then walked to school and back which is up (and then back down) a pretty steep hill.  The loved the reactions they got from everyone who saw them out walking although Sam asked me why teens swore so much .  When I asked her what she meant she said everytime a teenager saw them they did a double take and yelled "Holy ****"!  I told her not to take it personally it was simply shock and awe and that teenagers sometimes have a hard time expressing themselves. :-)