I really do love having Noah and Will home with me for the summer months, though. Their conversations, interesting observations, and crazy antics keep me laughing when I'm not tearing my hair out.
Here's a little snapshot of the kinds of things that have been happening around here recently:
A fridge note from Will, just in case I hadn't heard him say it 6,327,904 times already since school got out. (This, despite the fact that the boy has already had a ridiculously full social calendar this summer -- the phone rings a dozen times a day for him!)
Just a few feet from the fridge, I found all of my bulletin board pushpins painstakingly arranged in the shape of Will's hand. (Hey, look at that -- he found a way to alleviate his boredom!)
One day last week, Noah was using this net to skim the leaves and stuff out of the pool, and he absentmindedly left it right in front of the gate when he was finished.
The thing toppled over when someone arrived in our yard to visit, so Matt asked Noah to move the net away from the entrance to a better spot. This is where we found it a little while later: