Movie Nights

This summer has brought with it a new tradition of family movie nights...almost every night. We seemed to have found excitement and comfort in crawling up on our couch, making a big bowl of popcorn and watching an old movie.

This summers favorites have been Swiss Family Robinson, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, the PBS documentary series "Frontier House", and old episodes of Lawrence Welk.
Although most families would head outdoors during the summer nights, the mosquitoes are ridiculously thick here and have their sights set on eating Canaan alive ~ so we tend to gravitate outdoors during the cool fall nights or build an outdoor fire on a wintry afternoon.

Otto is growing up so quickly. I keep telling him to slow down on that growing up stuff but he doesn't seem to listen. Oh its so heart wrenching seeing our last baby grow out of those sweet,tiny baby clothes.

Ezra has started playing basketball this summer. This is his self-proclaimed basketball uniform...down to the lime green shoe laced Nike's he bought himself for his birthday. After practice last week he came home and ate a whopping 4 plates of spinach salad ~ and then asked for more.