The Happyish Homestead

Monday, August 18, 2014

It’s Still Summer

The kids and I tried our hands at oven made raisins.


Except Bennett liked them.

Apparently he has a very sophisticated pallet.


The kids did puff paint.

Notice Meg’s shorter hair – she found a lonely pair of scissors and she just couldn’t resist….


And so.many.tomatoes.  That one on the right is a normal size tomato.  The one on the left is almost the size of Bennett’s head.




We heard about this cool old covered bridge with a fun river running under it.

So we packed a picnic and checked it out.

The water was freeeezzzing.

But still so much fun.


I’ve been busy canning pears, tomato soup, tomato sauce, pickles, raspberry jam, sewing here and there {finally managed to get two quilt tops quilted and bound, two years later} and as always - lovingly nurturing my growing children.

Which I’m awesome at.

And as a result, Bryce received this little gem at work today:

Dear Bryce,

I think you should know that I just locked your son in the bathroom.

Using the old 'prop the chair under the door knob technique'.

Because he decided to poop and pee in the shower.

Instead of using the toilet.

Which is exactly 24 inches from the shower.


{I let him out after he had gotten his mess cleaned up, justsoyouknow.}

photo 1

photo 2

And finally, my friend took these pictures after book club of the grape arbor at night.

Hope you had a good weekend.



  1. I have no words that don't involve some sin of envy or coveting.....

  2. Why is it that when I just tell my kids to just take their pants off and play in the water in their underwear they don't believe me. Maybe yours really do have their swim suits on...and I really am a wierdo.

  3. Bennett is not that old, cut him some slack.

  4. Don't you just love summer. I sure do. Especially the poop and pee. We can be friends. :) And I love all the tomatoes.


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