We made it home Saturday night. Thanks a good friend in Portland for keeping our minivan while we were away. By Sunday the kids felt at home.
Finally after a week of packing and cleaning we are out of Baker and on our trip! 31 hours of driving has put us in St. Louis! Google Map of our route.
Several years ago, I planted blueberries with the anticipation that my kids would be able to pick them. I ￼planted figs with the same hope. Today was the fulfillment of that hope
Blueberries and currants are both ripe in our garden. So this is our Fourth of July cake chocolate lava cake, whip cream, and fresh berries.
We had to do some blackberry removal today. It was encroaching on our fence. We took to the offense by cutting it on the outside of our fence line. It was 7-8 foot tall and some stalks were 1.5″ thick.
We also weeded in the front yard by pulling weeds and cutting down the flowers.
I took my kids climbing today. It was an early morning with a 7:15 am departure. Becky was there to cheer us on. Managing two active kids and setting top ropes is just beyond my current capacity. This was Hugh’s first time climbing with ropes. Katja, much more experienced has moved from being satisfied with half an assent to cheering when toping a route.
We did it. We went to our first concert! Katja’s violin teachers were in the orchestra. So Katja and I went for the full effect of seeing the violin in use.
This weekend three of us were knocked out sick. Hugh V was as bright as could be. He was sick two days prior. So we did lots of snuggling and outside walks.