We had a very nice, but busy summer weekend! Needless to say, I didn’t get very far on my painting projects, but it was good to relax with the kids and take a break from it for awhile.
On Friday I took the kids to a nearby town for a quick trip. A few weeks ago, Kara had broken her glasses, and her new ones were ready to pick up, so that gave us the excuse to go for a drive! There is a neat statue honoring Buffalo Bill in the same town as our eye doctor’s office, so we stopped and had fun learning all about that.
Dan, John, and Brock left for scout camp on Saturday morning. Although having our whole family together is always the best option, dividing up the kids every now and then gives us special time with each child. The boys should be back this morning, and I haven’t heard how the camp has gone, but I am sure they have had fun. I know that I had fun with the three youngest Prairie Family kids here at home!
Saturday was not a typical summer day on the Prairie! It was cool and cloudy most of the day, but I had promised my home-bodies that we would break out our back yard pool while the big boys were camping, so I kept my word. The water was CCCOOOLLLLDDD! The kids had fun for a little while, but soon decided that waiting until a warmer day was probably a better option!
Sunday was definitely a warmer day, and after church we did try the pool again–much better this time! The kids splashed and played for quite awhile, and I enjoyed relaxing and watching them.
We did have one near-tragedy with the pool, though! The kids were splashing so much that they got water on my digital camera. I had warned them about not splashing water in my direction for that very reason, but they just didn’t listen. By the time we got in the house, the lens was all fogged up–on the inside! I didn’t know if it would clear up or not! So, we used that as a learning time, and I reminded the kids how important it is to always listen and obey. I also suggested that praying and asking God to help dry out my camera would be a good idea too. After we prayed, I had an idea: I took the batteries and memory card out of my camera and left the camera lens cover off. I put it up on top of a ladder directly under one of our ceiling fans and left it there for awhile. Believe it or not, within an hour or so the water had evaporated that was inside of the lens! Another good lesson for the kids: remember to thank God when He helps with even small things! We celebrated by going out for ice cream and pop, which, of course, the kids enjoyed!
Like I said, the boys should be home this morning. We really miss them! Anyway, we have a busy week scheduled. Swimming lessons start this week and those will take up most of our mornings, and of course, baseball is continuing. I guess it’s time to return to my painting as well–I sure am thankful for the nice break that I had!
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