Friday, August 15, 2008

Busy Summer Days

Dear Readers,

We've had a flurry of activity here, with my husband doing two Elvis shows (He's a great impersonator, if ever you need one!) over the last two weekends (The older girls helped with the sound and did a little back-up dancing at the second one.), a turkey rescue (Turns out it belonged to the neighbors down the road), and a week of babysitting my sister's adopted "China Doll", Skye. Plus, the "school year" officially started in town, so we have tried to (TRIED being the operative word) to get back into our own routine for homeschool.

Here are a few photos of the fun!

Here's Poor Miss Bourbon Red! She was stuck across the street in the neighbors' pasture for two days before we realized she wasn't wild, and chased her down (Must've been quite a picture, lady with a big belly in a dress and a bunch of girls). Note how color-coordinated she and I are!

Ken had to interrupt his fence-building to drive us around, looking for Turkeylegs' owner.

Dress-up fun with Skye

By Day 3 of our babysitting stint, AnnaMarie was unofficially the surrogate mother, and was trying bravely to carry Skye around all day, in spite of aching arms!

How Skye was dressed when she first arrived (shirt and shorts)

How Skye was dressed a few days later (for some reason she wanted to wear dresses!)

And here are Papa and Big Boy putting wallpaper up in our bedroom (After 20+ years, you'd think someone would have covered the brown paneling!).

Although we've been incredibly busy, and have not had much time to rest up before Baby comes, I will miss little Skye, as well as all of summer's full activities. I do hope you are enjoying your last month of summer, and are enjoying each day that life brings you.

"Judicious mothers will always keep in mind that they are the first book read, and the last put aside, in every child's library." -C. Lenox Remond




  1. What a fun time you must have had :-)

    Have a great weekend... really like that wallpaper,



  2. Dear Marqueta,
    I love the picture of your daughters in their hats and dresses...oh so pretty!
    All the pictures looked nice and fun!
    Candy :)

  3. dear mami, how come it dosentlook as bad in the pictures as it realy was?did skye take her doll?



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