WOW! Summer has blown by me! I have had so much fun, tried new things, relaxed with the best of them, started new adventures, and have been incredibly creative.
I am looking through pictures right now and each and everyone of them have brought a smile to my face. One of the first events we went to when school let out was a dirt track race in Banks, Oregon. They race modifies, miniatures, and all kinds of crazy loud and fast cars. Its called Sunset Speedway. But we went on a particularly fun night, it was Kids Night! Every kid was given a raffle ticket and there were about 35 bikes to put your ticket with for a chance to get it. My son, Cody, put his in a blue and white Ambush bike.
Here he is waiting for the announcer to call the winners. And guess what….. HE WON!!!! I was over the moon jumping up and down for him! I could not believe he won a bike! We have rode that bike almost every day this summer and even took it on a camping trip. There have been no shortage of rubber to the ground for Cody
We got ourselves a library card and have been checking out Teacher from the Black Lagoon books. And My personal favorite was Robo-Sause by Rubin Salmieri. You are in for a fun treat with this book because something happens to your book at the end!
Our chickens are growing fast and have truly become our family this summer. They follow us around in the yard, chase after Cody
when he runs back and forth, they have stopped cheeping and have started clucking. I hang out with them and they are all ways gathered around me.
I have prepped the nests for our first egg! But no luck yet. I check every day. I don’t know what I should do with the first one? Some say blow out the yoke and keep it and others say down the hatch! I still don’t know yet.
Fathers day was a blast because my other half and I got to take our dads bass fishing. We took out the boat to the Willamette River and floated down for a 5 hour trip. My dad had not been fishing for about 4 years and there was not a minute of our trip when he was not casting out the line.
We all slammed the fish that day! We made fun little tackle boxes for The Dads and I made custom stickers with my Cricut for the fronts of them. It was one of the best Father days I have ever had! My parents lived 2000 miles away for most of my adult life and to share the experience like this was a treasure.
The month of June is also the birthday month for my son! 7 years old!!! WHAT THE… Ya he is 7 now. I still have a hard time saying he is second grade. We got him a swing set for the back yard, you know the ones that are wood and look really nice and come in a bazillion parts and peaces. One of those. And guess who got to put it together? (Two thumbs…) This Girl and her dad.
Conveniently My other had, Andrew had side jobs and other
things planned and was unable to help out. Granted we had a window of 2 days that Cody would be away. But after reading the instructions that make you feel like putting a key in the door is hard, rain (it is Oregon) and many blank stairs and laughs. Dad and I got it up!
Cody was so excited and loves that he has a place of his own and a “tree house” to play in. Having the space to do this is incredible. I have been in mostly apartments while I have raised Cody and THIS gift felt like I was telling him, baby we are home, even though we have been here for some time now.
Last but not least was the birthday parties. We had one with his friends from school and one with all the family. We took the easy rout and booked one of those bounce places that has kids running every witch way and is a petri dish for new viruses. But when it comes to the kids having fun and this mam gets to watch the fun and I don’t have to clean up, I am in! We also had a BBQ with the family the next day making burgers and hot dogs. All the cousins playing in the back yard, playing video games, and going swimming at the neighborhood pool was the highlight of the day. We even got to play Corn Hole and I built the boxes! But that will be another blog. I will tell you how later.
I will end this long story with the first picture I ever took of my son and present day. I love him to the moon and back. No, I love him to the galaxy and back. No, I love him to everywhere and back!! (Inside joke for us)
This was just the month of June. To be continued.
So tell me what is happening in your last days of summer!!