Summer Joy

Hmmm, is it more entertainment they need, or is it just too hard to be siblings sharing a house during the summer? Either way, these two were doing this long enough that I had time to leave the room and find my camera. Cracked me up!

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Painting 101

Our first summer project required getting out some paint, on a five-gallon scale.

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The girls were actually a big help and made a lot of progress for about the first four feet up the walls.

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I wore Mia out, and she only got a little paint plastered to the back of her head. That’s what I get for taking a picture!

On a side note, I found it helpful while they painted to stand back and clean up messes and drips, which seemed to occur fairly often. I’m glad I didn’t attempt to paint with them. I saved my painting for the above-the four-foot-line after they were done and plum tuckered out.

School’s Out for Summer!

We are happy to announce we made it through another school year. We hope you all survived and enjoyed it, too!

The last day of school!

Their teachers finished off the day with some pretty fun adventures, including this huge game of Twister!

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We can proudly say we officially have a first grader and second grader. In the meantime, we’re ready to tackle summer.

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We hope you’re looking forward to summer as much as we are!


Behind the Scenes: A New Swing

We asked the girls to showcase the new swing we recently finished at the farm. They were happy to accommodate. (Look for instructions for making a barrel-stave swing like ours in the next issue of MaryJanesFarm, out mid-July.)

Uncle Brian gave them some pretty big pushes.

And if only he could have pushed them for hours.

I would say the new swing is going to be the highlight of the summer, since all four cousins can fit on it together.

But there’s always a new pile of gravel being delivered that looks pretty enticing, too.

And somehow, they didn’t even get their white dresses dirty!