Picture Picture

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We’ve let Adelaide and August take over the camera we bought about a decade ago, after our wedding. They both enjoy taking pictures with it. On a side note, it’s about 95 degrees outside and, yes, Adelaide is in a black turtleneck.



Weird, wild weather we’re having.

It’s so incredibly humid, 90 degrees, and sprinkling. It’s been pretty humid for about a month, actually. I have a few cities bookmarked on my weather app that I check every so often, and it’s been more humid in Southern California than Minnesota, Michigan, or New York on many a day in July.

But looking back through my almost-daily emails to Kyle, in which I often comment on the weather, it was humid last July, too. So maybe this is a thing now.

Saturday is usually my cleaning day, but I haven’t done much cleaning today. I changed the bed sheets last night, so that’s crossed off my list. I folded some laundry. The dishes are soaking in the sink. But I need to get to the kitchen floors and the bathroom. It’s just…too…hot…to clean, at least for this 8-months-pregnant lady.

Kyle is making a play house for the kids. He found a free solid wood bunk bed on Craigslist and went from there. Just needs a roof and a door, and maybe some paint.





Adelaide and August drew some pictures today. Adelaide made a drawing for God:


And August drew some of his signature people (which Adelaide insists are “dead eggs floating in the water”):


And with that, I’m off to wash dishes.

Adelaide and the Walkman

Adelaide-walkmanAdelaide found an old Walkman in the garage and found a couple of my tapes in a box from my childhood. Now she goes around the house pretending she’s “a teenager” and listening to her headphones.

It’s cute how she sings the songs out loud (loudly) and dances around to G.T. and the Halo Express, a kids series about a couple of angels who teach kids Bible story songs. Once in a while, it will be quiet until we hear Adelaide break out in song, “The righteous for the unrighteous…” or “He who had no sin was made sin for us….” (Those are the only parts she knows so far.)

Now I’m on the hunt for more tapes for her Walkman. I found some Dan and Louie Bible Storybook Castle tapes on Craigslist that I’ll hopefully pick up soon. I’m not sure if she’ll like them or not, but I’ll listen to them if she doesn’t!

Adelaide made our bed

Adelaide-made-the-bed“Look Mom! Come look!” She was so proud of herself, and she totally surprised me! I’m pretty sure there’s a halo floating just out of frame.

And when did she get so good at posing for pictures?

(We do have a lovely duvet cover; I just need to put it back on. I know you were concerned.)