Out came the sun and dried up all the rain...
We hosted potluck babysitting last Friday. I told Cecily the kids were coming waaay too early in the day. "Can the kids come now?" "I want the kids to come." "Can it be supper time?" "Now can they come?" I told her they weren't coming until the clock hand was at the bottom. So she sat and watched it.
Feeding 13 kids is so much fun. Or something. Plus the 7 adults... our house was feeling full.
Emmy just took it all in.
It had rained all day (of course) so we had to play inside all evening. I was worried that they would run out of things to do since we really don't have many toys for kids older than 3... but the older kids had a great time with the Legos downstairs, and the littler kids were pretty happy with the toys upstairs.
The rain moved the Sunday School Picnic to the fellowship hall. Emmy had been running a low fever at night so we didn't take her to church... Cecily thought it was great that she got to go with me (and then Bob) all alone. We took them both to the picnic and Emmy just sat there and stared and ate food. They both had a great time with all the sidewalk chalk after supper.
Our new countertops came bright and early Monday morning! Yay! I think I like them.
Haha. I do like them, I was just not sure for a bit if I really liked how they looked with the cabinet color. I decided it was just the light and me second guessing myself because I am NOT repainting.
We lived without the kitchen sink until Tuesday. The girls loved the extra you-have-to-stay-out-of-the-way attention they got both mornings. Sleepy, happy, baby.
Tim installed this lovely new sink and faucet for us.... Yay for a deeper sink! The old one was also white but the finish was wearing off. It never looked clean; as soon as I rinsed fruit or spaghetti sauce off of dishes it turned yellowish/reddish. And the old faucet had two knobs which is so annoying when you have dirty hands.
I neglected to measure, so the new faucet handle did not fit under the DIY extra wide windowsill/shelf. Sometimes I wonder why they had to use such cheap low-grade wood for everything. *grin* We had replaced the original longer brackets so that the countertops would fit and there was an extra screw hole that I didn't bother to fill. And then I started noticing small blobs of pine sap on the counter below.... the windowsill was oozing sap. So we are scrapping it and starting fresh on the windowsill.
And then Aunt Shelly had today off and she wanted to go swimming. So we went to her house for lunch and then went to Fritz's pool for the afternoon. Checking out the neighbors with Grandma.
The water was a little bit chilly so they didn't spend much time in the pool, but they had fun kicking their feet in the water and swinging and visiting the goats.
I picked a whole safe-guard bucket of green beans yesterday. And today something ate all of my lettuce. All the way to the ground. That I planted three times and hadn't even gotten to eat a single leaf. I almost cried.