Hooray, Paul is back home from his trip to Austin. But, Grandma Ann and Papa Dave are still on holiday in Scotland. I have not done as great a job as hoped to post pictures of Ian and Laurel. We have just been so busy.
One thing that takes a bit of time is the garden. We planted a variety of sunflowers, corn, carrots, sugar snap peas (already taken out), zinnias, cosmos, moss rose, marigolds, and something somewhat small with dainty white flowers I no longer remember the name to.
It's starting to look rather spent, the hot June heat is just too much for some of the plants,
although the sunflowers seem to still be doing well.
The birds sure love them, especially these feral peach-faced lovebirds.
I'm getting used to being a taxi taking Ian to preschool two days a week, and Laurel to a tot class one day. We've also participated in a kids' club at the mall and gone to the dinosaur museum yet again. But the highlight this week has to be going to the circus.
Ian and Laurel were both very unsure of it at first. We briefly went to the preshow activities, but the weird looking people, sparkly outfits, and loud music were overwhelming for our first timers.
Riding the escalator up to the level where our seats are, definitely helped the kids relax. To them, it's a fun amusement park ride.
Ian and Laurel feel safe in their seats, far away from the entertainers, yet close enough to watch, be amazed and laugh.