Soaring wings and life in the gutter

The rain seems to have been almost non-stop over the past week, but we’ve been able to find a few dry spells here and there to enjoy.

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On Friday evening, we headed out to Soaring Wings with the kids to enjoy some live music for the first time in a while. The “Swampboy Blues Band” was performing down at Soaring Wings, so we joined a handful of our friends (Jenny and Kody, Venche and Anya, Phil and Jen and Gabriel, and Jon Paper) on a blanket or two on the green. The kids seemed to have a great time — they happily danced to the music before finding some kids to play tag with (and lots of nearby dogs to pet).

It was also nice to catch up with our friends a bit, and we never even got around to sampling any beer or wine on site as the sun went out. It was the perfect evening for such an outing — and probably the only rain-free day of the past week or two.

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While it was raining, Hannah and Aaron had some fun drawing in their sketchbooks. Hannah has been making her own comic book about her and her friends, stapling the pages of copy paper together to make it, while Aaron has been designing video games in his sketchbook.

It’s been warm enough to warrant a little pool time as well, so Aaron got to get nice and soaked when we dropped by the Lenarts’ house for dinner on Saturday.

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Then on Sunday, I managed to get up and clean out our gutters a bit as the kids played in our wading pool down below. They’d become completely filled in debris, despite our gutter guards, so I scooped them out just in time for a downpour an hour or two later.

Hannah’s been having fun with a teddy bear she’d named “Bowie,” taking her swimming, to Aldi, and to church, and also creating her a house in our linen closet. In the meantime, Aaron played a game with his Sunday school teacher that was very much like creating one of his “levels,” getting her to walk through a pylon cones while blindfolded.

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