"The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork."
This Thursday I am thankful that in the midst of a hot July in Texas, God blessed us with not only a much needed rainstorm, but a whole day of drizzle, cool temperatures and light breezes last Sunday, which became a much needed day of relaxing together as a family.
We started out early in the morning having coffee (AC and I) on the back porch, and then SC and I tried out her new "watercolor" pencils. We decided to draw some of our backyard sunflowers. These pencils are neat because you use them first to draw with, and then you can use a small paintbrush with water over the top to create a "watercolor" effect.
We moved inside to make breakfast, and then went back out with some peppermint tea, a book for me, the book AC is working on for him, and some fun playtime in the rain for SC. She kept her pajamas on all day, but added her rain boots, and spent time toting buckets of water from the gutter downspout to her "pie" in the wheelbarrow (which had previously been filled with dirt and debris). She also pulled a bunch of weeds to throw in and mix about.
We didn't finally come inside until mid-afternoon (when GoldCup soccer was starting), and had to put SC directly into the bath.
It was a wonderful day of rest, especially since AC left Sunday night for a week-long business trip to New Hampshire, and was just what we all needed.
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