We have been spending our hot afternoons down by the river. There is 800 ft of river that belong to the property we are renting. This part of the river is great to swim in for the children. It is very clean, not to cold, and not very deep until you get way out in the middle. It’s a little bit of a walk to get there. Which is fine with me. I really see this as ideal. We all love water. Playing in it, swimming in it, you name it. But I stress when it is too close to our house. The older four children are excellent swimmers, but the little ones worry me if they were to be unsupervised around water. So with this river, we can walk there to swim, but it’s far enough away that little ones can’t “wander away” to explore it. So I am very pleased with the situation at present. And so are the children.
Our view of the river
This last weekend Eric hung some swings in the tree on the side of our house. As soon as I saw this tree when we first looked at this house, I could see all our children climbing all over this huge tree. It is the perfect tree for a tree house and a swing. The boys are currently working on the tree house part. They are all on the hunt for wood. Eric left behind all his “scrap”wood in this move, and all the “scrap” wood laying around the property are actually markers, or posts from the surveying. So needless to say, they think they desperately need wood. Michael suggested to their great uncle that he should go to the store and buy him some wood. Uncle Bob thought this was a good idea, or so I’m told by Michael. But they never got to the store. So this morning, the neighbor boy, came down to play for a while. His dad is a construction worker. BINGO!!!! Wood, nails,…. everything they needed for a tree house. I’m not sure if our friend asked his dad or not, but there is now plenty of wood and nails in the tree. And all the boys are happy! Swings and a tree house, life just doesn’t get any better!
Gabriel is almost a year old. My how time flies. I love to watch him play. He loves anything that has wheels on it. He is 100% boy. He still gets most places by crawling. He will walk around furniture if he can hold on pretty well, but not really intrested on making a go on his own. He loves the water too, just like all our other children. And he adores his big sister Laura.
And one last picture. This is of our house coming back up from the river.