Beauty All Around

Weekly Happenings: This week was rather uneventful. We essentially did what we normally do. It’s hard to believe that we’re already into August. Before I know it, we’ll be back into the swing of things with Joseph in school and following a defined schedule. I did go to Lowe’s with the kids and buy a couple more plants for the backyard. They have the prettiest orange blossoms!

The Weekly Weather: Warm, humid, and not a raindrop in sight. I’ve actually had to water the plants every day (and some of them twice a day) to keep them going strong. I hesitate to call it a heat wave, since I still think of a heat wave as 100+ degree temperatures, but I suppose it’s a heat wave for San Antonio because we have been close to (if not right at) 100 degrees for close to a week now and we haven’t had any rain. We’ve been staying inside a lot since the humidity makes it feel much warmer than it actually is.

What Paul’s Been Up To: He’s been as busy as ever at work. He also continues to work hard to keep our yards looking great. I’m so grateful for him!

What Sarah’s Been Up To: Not much out of the ordinary on my part. One cute thing that happened was that as I was out scoping my tomato plants for ripe tomatoes, a hummingbird apparently thought I was too close to its feeder for comfort. The feeder hangs off of our porch over by where the tomatoes are planted. The cheeky little thing kept “buzzing” me and chirping. I told it to be patient and I would be out of its feathers in a moment. 😉 I’ve been quite engaged keeping my plants watered during this warm time of the year. I kind of enjoy getting to go out during the quieter times of the day (either the morning or the early evening) to water my plants. Because it’s quiet, I have a moment to think and breathe (which sometimes doesn’t happen in the chaos of kids, haha). I’m so grateful for the beauty Heavenly Father has blessed us with in this world. In this case, it’s specifically beautiful flowers, plants, and cheeky little birds, but there is so much more!

What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s a bit of a rinse and repeat, too. He did confide in me and let me know that he’s ready to go back to school. He’s excited for all the new things that happen during the first little bit of the school year.

What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s slept through the night for almost two full weeks now, and it’s been amazing. I hope I haven’t just jinxed myself, though! >.< She has also decided that she is big enough to not need to sit in any type of shopping cart *enter exasperated sigh from Mom here*. Luckily, she is still open to the idea of wearing her puppy backpack that has a harness and a long *cough-cough* “leash-like” tail. I put that thing on her and she is free to walk, but not free enough to bolt (which she’s tried a couple of times). It’s quite an adventure raising this little girl!

This Week in Pictures:

She discovered her old umbrella stroller and now wants it out on occasion to sit in and push around. She doesn’t want to be put in it to go anywhere, though. Let’s be clear on that, haha. I suppose it’s better than her trying to sit in her doll stroller, though…
I added two more plants to my back garden area.
These bright orange blossoms are what drew me to them.
Walking up the stairs “all by herself” (with me one step behind).
A new month means a new quote for the board.
Sitting down and actually playing with her Little People house for more than thirty seconds. I love how she set up the little people to eat at the table.
She was excited to get a crown from Burger King earlier today.

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