We are back in the land of the living!!! Maddie was feeling well by Friday, but we were still behind on sleep. We lounged around all weekend and again yesterday and we are feeling much better all the way around now. Boy it's good to be back! My sweet baby had a pretty rough go last week and it nearly broke my heart. I am SO GLAD it's all over so quickly! She's a little rotten (spoiled) from the whole thing (you know the getting whatever you want because you're sick stuff) but I guess we can work on that now.
One morning she woke to the sound of little tweets. Ben had stopped by the post office on his way home from the station and picked up these sweet little chickadees! Of course Maddie thought that they were just for her since she was sick, and who are we to bust a bubble like that?? So Maddie has thirty something new babies, that got to stay in the house and be loved on for two days, before they moved out to the brooder. I took this picture really quick when Ben was headed out to the brooder with them in this bucket. How cute is that? A bucket of little chicks! We have a thing for babies (of any kind) around here ya know.
We have had record heat during the last two weeks, which for us, means staying in a lot more than we are used to. I know up north people have to stay in from the cold, but down here we have to hide from the heat for a few weeks every summer. The kids have been trying to go out in the evenings when it's not so hot because they are afraid they are going to miss out on "frog catching season". They have been pretty lucky this summer too! They caught a whopper the other night! That thing was huge, as big as my hand! A week or so ago they caught a little frog that wasn't much bigger than my thumb nail.
Another thing that's been keeping us occupied is Netflix. They have some wonderful science and nature documentaries up for instant viewing. We watched "Yellowstone : Battle for Life" on Saturday, and it was so impressive! We loved it! Ben has been there in the summer before, but after watching we decided that we are all gong to go one day after our kids are home from Bulgaria. In fact we have been dreaming of a cross country adventure that will last an entire summer and include all of the most famous national parks. We hope to have a camper just packed full of kiddos (of all kinds) :).
So that's what I've been up to! What's going on with you?! Have I missed anything? Anybody having a baby, got a referral, working on a project?? What are you doing to beat the heat? I sure miss you guys! xo, Sam