t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.
Brent has taken to bathing the girls in the backyard hose at night. It is amazing what gluttons for punishment they are. The pictures show them with a small princess umbrella as their only line of defense. This was after I encouraged them to use it. Brent had convinced them that tennis rackets were a perfect shield. He found it quite hilarious.
The baths do seem to leave a few stray pieces of grass randomly stuck to their bodies. I still can't get over how Brent can squirt an adorable, shivering little thing like this?
I think Ellery would be fine with being squirted all day long. In fact the hose at our house gets quite a bit of use. Our two little neighbor boys have taken to spying in our windows. When Brent catches them at it, he launches a full scale water attack. The poor little guys go home drenched. Somehow I don't think the water war is acting as a deterrent to the spying!