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Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Boy and His Tractor

Now 18 months old, Baby W loves to spend as much time outside as he can. He's always been a lover of the outdoors, but now he thinks he should be able to go outside whenever he wants and will try to open the front door. It's a good thing he hasn't figured out how to open it yet.

Feeding the Kids

Baby W loves giving the goats some cut branches and pulled weeds.

Swim Time

Friday, July 4, 2014

Workout Buddies

All the boys love to "workout" with Handy Husband.

Baby W's First Camping Trip

Our first camping trip of the season was also Baby W's first camping trip ever. It would have been a fun time, but it had to be cut short due to an emergency at home. It turned out to be a blessing though, as it poured down rain the following morning and our tent doesn't have a rain fly.


Airing out the tent a couple of days prior to going to the lake. This is our old tent that we haven't used in years, so we were worried about spiders. Thankfully, there were none.
We camped at a state park just a few miles down the road from us. Our campsite was right on the lake. It was beautiful.

Furry Friday

Here we have Nala and Jasmine, who just can't seem to decide if they like each other.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Zanders New Rider

Finally having a good saddle that actually fits Zander, I had Oldest Daughter try him out the other day. It's been so long since I've ridden, and since I'm almost 26 weeks pregnant, I didn't want to risk it. Oldest Daughter is an excellent rider, so I knew she would be able to handle his goofiness.

I was so surprised at just how well they did together. He rarely even tried to test her, and she handled him very well. It was overall a great ride, especially since it was their first one together.

Blackberries!

We had no idea this was even here, but look at all the blackberries we have on this massive bush out by the milk barn! We made cobbler with this first batch, and hopefully we will have a lot more in the coming days!

Paradise Living for the Goats

Finally finished with the back pasture fencing, we released the goats to come and go as they please. They have so much yummy food to eat that its taken them a long time to explore very far into that pasture. They love it!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

24 Weeks!

I'm 24 weeks along and doing great! Baby is healthy and moving around regularly. We have no name ideas yet, but hopefully will have some before he comes!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Old-fashioned Beauty

I love these old roses that have probably been growing for decades. I rarely do any pruning to them, and every year they are adorned with the most beautiful, fragrant roses.

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Boys' New Room

Since Daughter #2, 13, has moved in with her dad, we've been working on rearranging some bedrooms. The two boys, almost 9 and almost 7, will be moving into her old room upstairs, and the boys' old room will become Baby W and the new baby's room.
Above, we have most of Daughter #2's things moved out or packed up, and are beginning painting the ceiling.
Ceiling is called Victorian Pewter, and we put it directly over the old, sky blue paint. The color turned out great!
Above, Son #2, who is nearly 7, is a great painter and helped me with nearly every wall.

 
Son #1, nearly 9, helped with the first red wall and then lost interest. The red is called Red Gumball.
 
The boys did a great job picking out their room colors! They picked them out all by themselves and I think they did a fantastic job!
 
Starting the blue, called Suddenly Sapphire.
 
Our littlest helper, Baby W, had fun playing while we worked, and only occasionally put his hands in the wet paint.
 
It's coming along. All that's needed is the floor to be painted.
 
Handy Husband painted the floor a Dark Grey. The colors all came together perfectly!
 
We cut the boys' bunk beds apart so they could have their own beds.
 
They LOVE it so much!  

Sunday, May 18, 2014

It's a BOY!

We had our ultrasound done yesterday, at 21 weeks pregnant, and found out we're having another little boy! This will be handy husbands 2nd boy, and my 4th. We're excited and happy that Baby W will have a little brother to grow up with!