We love summer time. With Steven's shortened hours and no tutoring for me, the pace of our summer is so much more enjoyable for our family. We go on family runs at the park, with Steven Edward biking, Scout and I running, and Daddy pushing the stroller. We eat greens, squash and zucchini, and other veggies out of our garden every night, and the pace of life slows down tremendously. It has been an amazing blessing for us to have this time as a family to recover from an incredibly busy year. We have also been able to invite people over and go on fun adventures. Below are a few of the adventures we've been on so far in June.
We went to the Greenville Zoo with a group of our friends.
We took the boys fishing in a local creek, where we spent most of our time untangling lines and re-baiting hooks.
....we did have a little success, though. Quite literally. Steven was not so convinced that we couldn't cook it and create enough fish just for him for dinner.
Uncle Thomas and Aunt Kate came for the weekend, and we went hiking out at Turkey Pen Creek in Mills River. It was lots of fun. This is Thomas making his strong man pose, which Steven copied every picture after.....
.... and here
Here she is literally thrashing in her father's arms until he bends her close to the water, where she plays in it with her hands and eventually dunks her head repeatedly!
So far, June has been a blast. Here's hoping the end of it and July will be the same!