Even thought school wasn't quite out yet, summer adventures for us really started in May. It was then that Chad's brother, Michael and his family came out for a visit and test run. They were coming to check Ohio out to decide if they could handle the area, and probably us if they moved out to apply to medical school. We must have not made it look too bad, because in July they U-haul from Idaho arrived! Mike and Saundra, Carter and Kamry moved in with us! While I would be lying if I said I wasn't more than just a little nervous about the whole thing, we had a really great experience. I think we learned a lot from each other, made lots of memories, and had a whole lot of fun doing it.
We were able to take them to some of our favorite parks. The one below is surrounded by woods and a stream with small fish and crawdads. We always have to bring cups to try to bring home a few new friends to live in the fish tank.Summer in Ohio isn't nearly as humid as Omaha, but still has enough heat and humidity at it's height to warrant some good sprinkler time. The cousins had lots of fun soaking up the sun and running through the water
While I haven't made a great deal of progress in talking Chad into letting us get a trampoline, I'm glad the kids get chances to enjoy it our friends houses.
I can't even begin to count the number of times I got flowers from the kids. Most of the time it is dandelion bouquet. Sometimes a few other weeds make it into the mix. Sometimes, I get really lucky, and Porter brings me the weed in its entirety. That way I can enjoy it longer!