Here are a few pictures from 4th of July weekend in Missoula of us about to go on the carousel, Rowan in his birthday suite (even though it wasn't even his birthday!), Rowan being his happy self at the Salmon house, and the best picture of all...Rowan reading one of Britton's books from the library! :-)
Friday, July 24
Not to scare anyone, but we thought we'd let you all know. At around 2 pm on July 23rd we had a bad field fire right next to Mom and Dad Hawkins property. Ashley had to be a firewoman for a while, spraying everything she could with the hose, but couldn't do too much more when the wind took the flames. No of us or the neighbors or their animals got hurt and all of mom and dad's property was mostly saved except the south side vegetation of the house. However, it did burn the back far side of the unfinished house, all the way to the drywall, the back trees, and all the vegetation up to the planter boxes and to Ashley and Jeremey's bedroom window on the south side. None of the house was damaged except that back corner though, thank goodness. The firefighters got everything under control after that point and they think the source of the fire was the neighbors generator but we will know more when the paper comes out with all the details next week. Just thought we'd include some pictures for y'all to see.
Sunday, July 12
Rowan James turned 10 months old today and is just thriving with each new thing that is thrown his way. He now loves to pull himself up into standing position and is very quick with crawling on his hands and knees or with the bear crawl. Now that Rowan is more independent, he rarely eats anything from a spoon held by mommy or daddy and must do it himself. He is a pro at holding his sippy cup and his bottle and is very vocal with opinions about everything,...... you know, with the ma ma ma ma ma's and da da da da da's and teh teh teh teh teh's, and na na na na na's etc. We enjoy Rowan boy so much and love how he is growing so big!