Here are our 2 oldest sons, wearing 18th century clothing and gear....
The morning of the fourth was nice, and our trekers came home and had "second breakfast" with us. But by early afternoon, we had hale. This kind of storm just doesn't happen much here where we live. BIG Marble sized hale. It sure played havoc on the corn and tomato leaves, not to mention the flowers. Here is start of the hale. I couldn't believe how much water it put done in just a matter of minutes. But by 1:30 it was over, and the sky cleared off and it was a beautiful day once again. Our daughter had a BBQ up to her home, and we went there in the evening, We had yummy food, and then the guys had fireworks galore. Some of them they had brought home from MO. when they had worked there the past winter and spring. It was fun to sit in my lawn chair and ohh and ahhh.
Sunday evening, LBC and our 3 year old grandson had a small accident with the riding lawn mower. 3 year old was hurt, has a nice little dent in his head and some scrapes. But other than that, he's OK. LBC was a knot head, like 12 year old's can be, but he felt pretty bad that his showing off caused his little nephew to be hurt.
Sunday was also our DIL Angie's Birthday. Mine was Monday, and she and I and LBC and P-JO went over the mountain (70 miles ish) to Price. We had a fun afternoon and topped it off by going to Cold Stone and indulging half the way home!
Yesterday, our twiners who are 6, ran away. They had been sent to their bedroom to have a small time out, and they snuck out of their bedroom window. Our daughter called me after they had been gone for apx 20 minutes, and she was worried, so my two sons and I went up and helped her search. We looked everywhere we could imagine, and called and called and the time just wore on and pretty soon I was feeling fairly panicky and called my DH who came home from work to help us search. I had also called a neighbor who lived close by, (maybe 1/2 mile away) to see if maybe she had seen them, and she hadn't but she came to help us look too. The water going down the creek wasn't as high as it had been, but there is an irrigation pipe with an open head gate that had us worried. Pretty soon it was nearing three hours and nothing. Their dad is working away in Baggs WY, so he was not even home. Finally my daughter called dispatch and they were sending a deputy to her home. In the mean time, another neighbor came to his field to work on his swather, and my son asked him if he had seen them, he hadn't but he also stopped what he was doing to help us search. He found them. They had crossed the road, and were down in the willows along the creek. They didn't hide from him because he doesn't live here, he just has hay down this way and so he comes and goes. In talking with them, they were mad at their mom, so they decided to run to a tree house they had in the Russian olive trees, and from there they went to the creek. Every time one of us searched anywhere close to where they were, the little stinks just hunkered down and hide and kept quiet. They knew they were going to be in BIG trouble so they just hid. We were all so worried about them, I know they didn't have any idea. They are too young to fully understand yet. They were barefoot and one didn't have a shirt on. Oh my goodness! It is so hard to breath when your heart is in your throat you know it? I'm sooooo grateful they were safe. I just wanted to alternately hug them and whack their behinds, but mostly I just wanted to hug them to me forever! I think the twin thing made them bolder than one would have been on his own. They are thinkers and planers, or shakers and movers as their uncle B call them!
Today we went down to my Mom's house and quilted a small quilt my daughter had pieced for a family reunion. We had a bunch of us, and our good friend Felicity came and helped us a TON! She is a pro, where as we are total green horns! And of course, I didn't have my camera with me. But here is some of the quilt before she was done making it. The light is too bright so it's hard to really see it.....
I am redoing a little bench I've had for years and years. I didn't get a before picture, but this is a half way one, from the back of the bench. I decided to spray this, and I need another can. I am going to black wash it when I'm done painting it, then sand and stain it when I'm done. I know, I'm way slow. The grasshopper's are eating all the leaves off of all my plants!!!! I have sprayed and sprayed. tomorrow I'm going to see if I can't find something better to spray them with.
My Mom walks every morning and she walks by our neighbors home and they have some nasty dogs that come running out sniveling and growling at everybody that passes by the road, weather on foot or on a four wheeler or truck or car . Well the other day one of them bite my Mom! I only found out about it this afternoon. My little mom is 75 years old! I was frustrated to say the least. She is OK, but the dog is getting more and more aggressive.
Lastly, pictures of P-Jo. Her mom is an OB nurse, and she still wraps her up tight like the newborns are in the Hospital. P-Jo loves it. She sleeps so good all wrapped tight! I need to take a picture of her wrapped up. It reminds of a little pea in a pod! :-) She is getting more and more smiley! Her eyes haven't decided what color they are going to be yet I don't think. She has lost lots of her hair, but I think it's starting to come back