Remember those 60lbs of peaches? Well, they found their homes in many, many jars (about 30). My sister, mom, and good neighbor were kind enough to offer their morning helping me. T Rex Dad took the kids on an outing. What was so nice about their help was rather than the entire day being consumed by canning we were done by nap time which meant I had those three hours for studying.
Sunday was pretty quiet. Normal stuff. However, since I am lacking 2 days worth of works-outs with clinical days we decided a hike down the Oregon Trail might burn a few extra calories while still keeping our Sunday quiet and family oriented.
After our hike we walked down to the "house of 'structions" as T Rex refers to it. It's just a house that's under construction. The coolest part is there is a big pile of dirt in the back area. This was great fun for the kids. They immediately went for showers after this.
Monday was just the best. I spent the morning studying and preparing for another intense week of clinical rotations. After nap time we met T Rex Dad's sister and brother-in-law (aka Aunt T and Uncle Doc) at the lake. They offered to take us on the boat so the kids could have some water fun before summer time was officially over. It was a spectacular time. We didn't have to do a thing. We arrived and they picked us up at the dock along with their new English Springer puppy named Pippa.
Kids tend to keep things simple. We did not do much more than play on the small patch of beach, dig in the dirt with Pippa, and swim. Bebe Sister loved floating in her life vest. Later before dusk, the kids took turns driving the boat. We all smiled watching Pippa's ears blowing in the wind. Before she is one year old she will be completely blind. Such a sweet puppy. And SO soft. As the sun started to set in the West the temperature started to drop hence the swaddled Bebe Sister. Later on the way home T Rex insisted we take a photo of the monster truck that Aunt T found for him.
Thank you Aunt T and Uncle Doc for just a fabulous end to our Labor Day weekend.
Thanks to our readers for sharing in the adventures. Now onto bed for a an early day at the clinic. Send me good luck and lots of positive thoughts...