When There's No Fresh Air
For almost a week now, our usual bright blue skies have been covered in a smoky gray. The fires burning in Arizona have sent smoke towards us that has filled the air with the smell of something on fire. At times we cannot even see the mountains at all! Thankfully, we sometimes get a break from the smoke and can open up the windows to let in fresh air and run the cooler.
We had such a time this morning, and we even got to go outside to play for awhile. We saw a hummingbird and the usual doves around our yard. Creative found a locust and we enjoyed making him jump (and fly) to new spots for a little bit.
Cherished of God "planted" a dead tree branch in the sand in our backyard. She noticed that our sand has started to actually resemble soil a little bit because of all the dead leaves and weeds that have mixed in with the sand over time.
I brought the baby out with us too this time. It was nice for her to get a little sun, but I had to carry her the whole time since I can't get shoes on her yet and there's no way she could go barefoot in our yard! I'm sorry I didn't take our camera with us when we went out to play, but I do have a few pictures of our smoky skies from the last few days.
|A little bit down the road, smoky gray skies|
|A smoky sky across the street|
|Above the rooftops~gray, gray, gray|
Oh and praise God, everyone is finally feeling so much better from the bought of sickness and ear infections. Last Sunday we got to go see some of our church and homeschool friends perform in a play called "Cheaper by the Dozen". It was the first play for you children, and Cherished of God wondered how there were couches now in the church we used to go to, and I had to explain the concept of stage props to her :) You had a fun time and got to pet the puppy who was in the play afterward.