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Summer Days

The 4th was great - a total "Americana" kind of day.  Isadora rode in the float for the YMCA, complete with red and blue stripes in her hair.  We went swimming in the pond with the kids - what fun!

Although the bridge is a bit wonky (okay, completely wonky), it's still a great place to sit, and generally cool when there is a breeze coming over the water.  Isadora is still not the strongest swimmer, so she hung onto Marc pretty firmly.  

Sofi had a great time.  She had left her suit at Sean and Barb's, so just stripped down (and kept stripping down) until she was completely naked, running up and down the bridge yelling WHHHEEEEE!!!!  It was quite adorable, and one of the benefits of living in the country is that no one is around to see it but us!

We got the float out, too, and the kids took turns drifting over the pond.

It took a bit of work to get it back to the bridge!

We're still trying to figure out how to fix the bridge.  We're actually tossing around the idea of doing a floating bridge instead.  I think it has merit.  I do love having it, it's great to sit and hang your feet in the water.  

On Friday Erin (art teacher from the high school, and friend of Collette's) came to take portraits.  She has a couple of fantastic ones!  She posted a couple of teasers on facebook, and I can't wait to see them all. 

We also got quite a bit of work done outside.  Branches picked up, gravel pile distributed, rain barrel in, burn barrel moved, windows washed.  We went into town and I got fabric to make Isadora several complete back to school ensembles, as well.  She picked out leopard print for a dress - should be entertaining to see the finished product!  I'm trying to let her develop her own style, though, so my only restrictions on her selections were that it had to be reasonably priced, machine washable, and appropriate for the garment.  I hope to get to them, but may have to ask Mom to help out to get them done.  


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