We're having a heat wave! The last few weeks have been on the cooler side for this time of year which wouldn't be so bad but it's been raining a lot too so it's wet and chilly which means it's not really comfortable to be outside for long stretches of time. At least, that's how I feel. The boys would be outside in pretty much any weather, which I'd love if they were both old enough to be outside without me, lol.
Even on days when it's pouring all day long, Davis and Tyrion manage to find ways to stay occupied without screens.
Matt is on vacation for the next 2 weeks! It's going to be great to have the opportunity to spend some time together as a family and for Matt to have some time to relax after months of working 7 days a week.
Between our local libraries and Amazon's Kindle Unlimited (affiliate link*) program, we have been able to keep up with our reading habits without spending a fortune! As a family of readers, this is huge for us, an inexpensive way to read is always a good find.
Family games are both fun and educational. Davis, Matt and I just started playing Words With Friends against each other. Matt and I had played before and Davis expressed an interest in learning Scrabble (which we have also done) so we added the app to Davis' tablet and Matt and I started playing games against him, each other and other friends and family members. It's been a bit frustrating for Davis at times but the fact that he can ask us for help when he's stuck and even just leave it be for a while if he's too frustrated is really helpful. He seems to do better with it than he would if we were all playing Scrabble as he can take a break in between moves to lessen the frustration.
Views like this are right across the street. It's so amazing to be reminded daily of the beauty in God's creation.
And Davis took both of these photos, he's getting to be quite the photographer lately.
Simple pleasures, like ice cream with the kids or cold brewed iced coffee with my hubby on a hot day.
Family movie afternoons and the opportunity to share some great movies with the boys. Today we watched Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
And for my last thankful, I'm thankful for Davis' Thankful List:
God and Jesus.