Yesterday we decided to take a day off of school so we had a free day. We traded it with Friday this week because we are not having co-op this week so Friday was free. It was nice to have a break mid-week and we all came back at it today refreshed.
Yesterday I was sitting in the living room and I kept wondering why I was smelling smoke so strongly. We had made a fire in our fireplace the night before for the first time (it was lovely and we need to do that more often) and I kept thinking I was smelling the results of that. Finally, I happened to glance outside and noticed smoke wafting past our house. I got up and looked next door and saw a large plume of smoke coming up from a huge pile of trees that had been knocked down and piled on the other side of the lot when they started building a new house. I didn't see anyone around so I decided to put on my shoes and coat and walk over there to see what was going on. Nick went with me and we found that, sure enough, the huge pile of trees were on fire and nobody was around. We came back and told the husband and he called 911 to report it. Not long after there were several smaller red trucks (not true fire trucks) with tanks in the back bed that came to put it out and watch it for a while. I guess they save the big trucks for the big jobs. It was not a very big fire yet but it was really smoking and it took quite a bit of water to put it out. The boys really enjoyed the whole thing.
I am so far behind on posting pictures that I don't even know where to start. I will put in a few here though.
That's it for today as we have to get ready to go to swim lessons. Hope you are having a great day!