Our first few weeks of Summer have been spent close to home. We have been on several hikes and discovered that in addition to looking exactly like him that Willa has her brother's zeal for hiking. While Charlotte and I are just along for the ride, those two scramble with all the power in their tiny bodies to get to the top. It is so nice that beautiful views of Boise are so easily obtained, and that our favorite trail is only two blocks away from the ice cream shop of our dreams.
With school out I now do all of my chores with three little people. The shopping trip above ended with my children befriending the lady who was bagging groceries next to us. Introductions were made, pleasantries exchanged and somehow the four of them ended up singing, "Puff the Magic Dragon" altogether. The cashier and I were laughing too hard to join in.
Charlotte has picked up her knitting once again, this time with vigor. Her first big project was a scarf for me which I will be blocking later today and happily wearing all next winter. Now she is making herself a cowl. I am rewarding all of this effort by sewing a new knitting bag for her today. Knitting is 51 percent about nice yarn and 49 percent about having an awesome knitting bag.
This Friday we are packing up and heading to Portland, OR for a little vacation and a celebration of Alan's 34th birthday. I foresee fun times with friends and meals in breweries in our near future. And maybe some time in yarn shops, just maybe.