Lida learned to jump rope. Possibly from Milena, who gives daily lessons to her sister and to as many as six classmates on the playground at recess (by her report). It is also likely that she finally just got the hang of it. There has been so much jump roping- indoors, outdoors, on grass, on concrete, on carpet, and on video to be sent to everyone we know. Gus insists upon walking the dog, which this week resulted in him getting his all time biggest bonk on the head. Meadow took off towards another dog, Gus did not let go of the leash, and he ended up landing on his face on our fairly steeply sloped driveway. I am working on summer schedules, enjoying the warm weather, and watching all of the things growing. Magnolias are blooming here, tulips are well on their way, allium is coming up, lilacs, and so much more. We have planted sweet peas, onions, and chamomile in our raised beds, which seems like it should have been represented in this week’s photos but it isn’t. Maybe I need to do a whole blog post of those photos.