Friday, August 6, 2010

Summer Days....

Boy oh boy, is it hot here! We've been having well over 100 degree days and when you add in the humidity factor to is HOT!

So...we've been doing some of this:

Jie Jie gets lots of kisses from Luke throughout the day...

But he's not always 100% happy with her.....and this is what his mad face looks like when he's not:

Honestly though, it really is almost too hot to swim even. The pool feels like bath water!

Joy and Luke have also been doing a little of this:

But actually they didn't even last very long doing that because of the heat!

Some days we spend time with friends....that's Molly Grace there...:

Most days, Grandmama and Pop drop by or else the kids walk next door and visit with them:

Sometimes I even get to do this:

That's the extent of my naps though...nodding off for about 10 minutes when I'm rocking Luke to sleep. (Miss Joy captured that pic saying it was sweet....honestly I don't think I look that sweet). :)

Then it's (hopefully) about 2 hours of time for either Joy and I to do something together or to just catch up on "stuff".

This part of the day......late evening (after supper)....we look forward to our leisurely 4-wheeler ride: Jason and I on the 4-wheeler and Joy and Luke in the wagon behind. Late evening is the only time it's cool enough for this though. We take our time enjoying the scenery riding through the farm fields and gravel roads.

At the end of these hot summer days (if the mosquitos aren't too bad), we might be found outside playing around the yard and watering bushes and flowers.

Can you tell what these two were sitting there doing?

.....Watching the cars go by (Luke LOVES to do that) and simply enjoying a homemade lemonade popsicle together (Joy LOVES her lemonade). Gotta love those tupperware popsicle makers!

Then it's bath time and time to call it a we can get up and begin another (hot) summer day.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! (But fall can come anytime and it would be perfectly fine with me)!!! :)


•♦•The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

It may be hot Tammy, but your summer days look just perfect and happy to me ;)
Love the pics! the one of you and Luke napping and the one of Luke in the tunnel are my faves :) LOVE 'em all...Joy is lookin so grown up, what a wonderful big sis!

Enjoy the rest of your summer...with your beautiful fam!

Audrey said...

What great pictures!! Luke looks so happy . You certainly can tell how loved he is.
The heat is tough but winter will be here before we know it and we will be wishing for summer again.

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

You're definitely making the most of the heat, Tammy! Such sweet photos...

I'm with you ... fall can come anytime. It's been an unbelievably hot and humid summer here in Maine too.

denise said...

boy,you got that right. fall can come any time now. those kids sure are enjoying that pool.

Grammee Linda said...

Aww - the not so lazy hazy days of summer! I am sure the kids (and you) are pretty beat by the time you hit the hay at night!!

Mel said...

That pool looks so inviting... It has been a hot and humid summer for us as well, today; on the other hand, only 70*F... Brrrr

After those near 90 degree days it actually felt cold (I had to wear a sweater)and the humidity was almost non existant.

Enjoy the rest of the summer, as fall is going to arrive in just a few months.

Sandy said...

Even though it's been one very hot summer, it looks like everyone is having lots of fun :)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

OH I so enjoyed my visit today..I love to see how much Joy loves her little brother...and you look so cute napping with Luke..would love to go on one of your wagon rides...have joy snap photos next we can enjoy it along with you..have a great weekend.;)

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

You are so right about the heat. It is almost like Death Valley it is so hot. Our roads are buckling up here.

Great pictures and it looks like Luke is adjusting so well. Joy is a big help. I liked the picture of you and Luke napping. You may not think you look sweet but it is special. When he gets older, you will cherish it.

Have a great weekend and stay cool.

Blessings ♥

Wendi said...

We've been coming out in the evening also. Love the napping picture! I am ready for fall temps, but I am trying not to wish the summer away. Have a great weekend!

Dan said...


I enjoyed going through your summer day with you! It looks like a wonderful time to me. Joy and Luke are so cute together! They will have a special bond for the rest of their lives.

I hope you have a good weekend!


Lynn said...

Tammy, I love the pictures you've shared! We've been having very hot days our way too.. 3 digits almost every day! Oh yes, I am getting real anxious for fall to get here!

Luke and Joy look so sweet in those pictures! Joy sure is growing up right before our eyes!

Luke sure is in a loving family and looks like he gets plenty lovin!

Have a great rest of the weekend!


Nancy M. said...

It has been way too hot! I love all the pictures! Looks like y'all are still having plenty of fun!

Michelle said...

I am so ready for fall! I am so delighted to see Luke home and all you are doing together as a family! It seems just like yesterday you were asking me questions. He is a handsome little guy and Joy seems thrilled with a little brother!

Tanya said...

Your days look perfect to me!! I head back to school (teachers) tomorrow and kiddos on the 16th. So I am savoring all the fun (hot) days of summer!! Not ready for summer to be over...can you tell? It gets so hectic when school starts. How about you? When does your homeschooling start?
Luke looks AMAZINGLY adjusted to live in the US. You have done a remarkable job and he is one blessed little boy. It wasn't that long ago that you were anxiously awaiting your papers to go get that little guy!!
God is good.
Missed your blogs...glad you are back...and ummmmmm...really anxious to hear your new project in the works!!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! I'm sorry I missed that post. 28 years is wonderful. So are these precious photos of your family. I've heard it's been hot back there. We don't have humidity very often, and our weather was in the 80's today. Who'd think it would be cooler in the desert, huh?
Have a great week, and enjoy that beautiful family of yours!

Blessed Beyond said...

I hear ya girl! I am so ready for fall! It has been hot here!!! Love all the pictures! Looks like everyone is having fun!!! and it is so awesome to see how much Joy truly loves Luke and him love her!!! It's powerful!!! What a blessing!!! Yall stay cool!!
Hugs and Blessings,

Debbie said...

What wonderful pictures! It looks like Luke is fitting right in. I am so happy for your family!


Redeemed Mama said...


Love the pics of your kiddos. They look so sweet. Joy is just amazing with Luke! So glad you have such a helper. I would say she looks like she could be a leader of a "pack" of sweethearts. Looking forward to Fall myself. Can't EVER remember a hotter summer.

Kristi said...

Love the "unhappy" Luke pic - we see this same look from Piper. They have similar facial features - smooshy cheeks, very similar eyebrows, and nose. Joy had better watch out - Luke is gonna catch her in size :)