|Really does look like Ben has just one leg...|
Throwing rocks is a much enjoyed pasttime for the boys, so might as pick the right venue for it, right?
|Ready for the major leagues|
Also, I feel duty bound to say that he is not bright red from sunburn. All my kids--but especially my blondies--get very red very fast when it is hot out. Hot by Willamette Valley Oregon standards, I mean. Today it topped out in the low 90s, and of course it's not swampily humid like St. Louis; still, the sun was still beating down on us at 6:30 pm (when these were taken) and it was plenty hot for the likes of us.
Don't worry, I slathered them (and myself) with sunscreen immediately and we were only out in the sun for about 20 minutes or so. Something about living in the Pacific NW for the last 9 years has definitely reduced my sun tolerance. I think I burn even more easily than I used to, and I get overheated much faster. Last summer in St. Louis I realized that I could no longer survive there. Live there without an A/C and you might actually die of heatstroke. We will likely get a window unit for our place this year but for now box fans and open windows are enough. And thank you to my handy hubby for repairing all of the screens which were in sad shape. Now we'll have fewer bugs visiting...
But enough of that. Back to cute kids throwing rocks, which (I will pretend) is far more interesting.
|Ruby has many wonderful career paths open to her, but pitching will not be one of them|
|Ruby practices her rock levitation skills: wingardium leviosa!|
|Love this father and son moment|
And I got to enjoy the day with a way quieter house than usual with just Ruby and Ben around! It was quite therapeutic, I must admit.