Monday, October 19, 2015

August Randoms

The following are random pictures from August that I want to include on my blog for random reasons. 
So get ready for the randomness that has become a major characteristic of this blog of mine. 

It makes me so happy when I'm able to make a perfect over-easy fried egg. 
That's the true mark of success in the kitchen, if you ask me!

Sam brings snakes to school every day in his backpack. He doesn't take them out until he gets home, but he's happy knowing that they're there with him during the school day. He did this in preschool too, although then it was usually trains and cars that he brought (I miss the train phase!).

Here are John, Sam, and the honorary third brother of our family, Abe. Abe is their best shared friend. He lives in the neighborhood and is in John's grade but the three of them play really well together, which is so nice. I let them turn on the hose and create lakes, rivers, and dams in the sandbox. They have so much fun working together and it keeps them really well entertained.
This is about as close as we get to replicating Cape Cod beach play here at home in Iowa!

Good thing we don't live in California--this would never fly there given their water ban and drought issues! 

We went to a Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball game with our friends the Medinas, and that was fun. It was a warm late summer night, perfect for a ball game. And the Kernels won. Yay! 

My phone took bad pictures that night. 
(I've been having a like-dislike relationship with my phone lately, and that evening it must have been mad at me.)

At the game I won this fire pit full of goodies in a silent auction. We haven't used it yet, but we will, eventually. 

 I'm kind of obsessed with what I call "house slippers." We don't wear shoes in the house, and walking around barefoot isn't very comfortable, and my feet get cold very easily, so I wear house slippers all the time when I'm in the house, hence my quest for and collection of good house slippers.
I got some fuzzy Ugg slippers for the first time, and they are so warm and comfortable and durable. 
I love them!

Over 2,000 pictures to go through from the summer, woo-hoo! I enjoy taking the pictures and having the pictures, but I don't really enjoy the long, laborious process of going through them all, editing and deleting and organizing them into their proper places. It takes a lot of time, but it's worth it. But I sure am glad when I'm finally done! 

And that wraps up August 2015! It was a good month.