Just some moments last week~
Matt and his Dad repaired part of the roof last week. The children took turns 'helping'. I love Corynn's expression.
~ Hopestead feels a bit like it sits on top of the world, a very good place to see Autumn colors emerge.
That, and watching tractors weave to and fro, children run and play and random things being thrown out windows are the only things that keep being locked up in a pack and play for HOURS bearable. This child is the most amazing kid (maa-a-aaa!) and just what I need, when there is a home with nitro pills, carpet tacks and all sorts of hazardous things to consume that needs cleaning out. I feel bad about the portapack, but very very very thankful too. I will make it up to him someday.
~ Grams motto must have been "LAYER IT!" because there is not a place in the house that doesn't have at least four layers of flooring, wallpaper or contact paper on it. Tar paper. Laminate floor. Foam. Newspaper. Carpet. Carpet on top of carpet.
Made finding the real floor a sort of treasure hunt.
~ Matt putting up the library bookshelves to be used as homeschool bookshelves. I should be getting a whole new set of nice, real wood shelves made for me as soon as Matt is able....MEANING: I can get rid of those nasty, warped particle board bookcases from Walmart I loathe.
~ When one has girls that look just like each other and boys that look just like each other, all with the same distance between them, it is easy to feel as though you are being time warped at times. I remember this exact same moment a few years ago, with a Corynn and Andrew doing just that very thing and looking just that way.
~ I post this picture for the sole reason of admiring those adorable squinty eyes. A one-year-old with laugh wrinkles is too much for this mother to bear, especially if it is hers.