Sunday, July 6, 2008

4 Months on the 4th!

We've had a wonderful weekend-- so nice to just be home for a while!

I was taking pictures of some excess baby paraphernalia to try to sell them on Craig's List, and little Marilla was hanging out in the cradle watching. Such a white little baby in the midst of the green! She is growing so nicely, and just last night, she actually slept 6 1/2 hours! Hallelujah!

Cheyenne all dressed in red, white and blue for the 4th of July!

We started out the 4th with a visit from Owen and Ashley-- they were traveling through on their way home, and they stayed the night (or morning!) at our house. They had to drive until three in the morning to make it, they were really wanting to be up North for the potluck at Crafts'. We had a wedding present waiting for them from us, Mom and Dad, and Bet and Justin-- and Old Town canoe! Since they're living in the Adirondacks this summer, hope they'll have a lot of fun with it.

In the evening, after a lazy day at home, we went to the county fair. It was a tiny one, but it did have fried dough, merry-go-rounds, and ice cream, so what more does a fair need?

Elliott rather enjoyed the car merry-go-round. He was his sister's chauffeur!

Elliot takes a test drive in the John Deere at the fair. He's been into tractors for a while. I had bought him some John Deere t-shirts cheap last month, but he still loves the International model Uncle Leon gave him. Not a tractor snob yet! Just loves them all.

Evan, Elliott and Cheyenne had some sort of stomach bug this week. Evan had it so bad one day he didn't even work a full day! When you're self-employed, it seems to be harder to admit you're sick and go home! Elliott was hit the worst-- but he kept his cars close by him through the worst! Poor little guy was pretty out of it for a couple days.

Cheyenne won a free scooter and helmet at a field day we went to last Monday. Marilyn was with me, and she saw them dig around in the slips of paper until they saw Cheyenne's name! Guess she is a little charmer. She's been having fun with it! Elliott is wearing her old, bright pink bike helmet now-- quite the fashion statement.
Evan finished installing the window for the basement bedroom. Note the spiffily trimmed out window! We (meaning mostly my husband) hung sheetrock on Saturday. I am way too short and weak to really do it, but Evan compensated for my inadequacies, and I helped him sheetrock the ceiling and a couple of tricky wall pieces. It isn't finished, but it sure put a big dent in what needs to be done!
We're having another busy week this week, with Lisa coming by for a few days, as well as Dana and Marilyn. That's the kind of busy we like, though!

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