So what do you think of the rumblings and tumblings of Spring work at our little resort, Mr. Benjamin? Your mama and papa and grandparents are busy, busy, busy, and you are left wide eyed and soaking it all in. You will love summer coming. Things calm down a bit and Mama will be taking you on long sunny walks...and be putting you down for even longer sleepy afternoon naps. In the meantime, I hope you see through these crazy busy days how beautiful God's world is and how thankful I am you are a part of it!
Yep, this is your very first Spring. And these are your very first dandelions. Now, folks will tell you these are weeds, but don't believe it for a minute. They are just little pieces of sunshine, soft to the touch, and you can even eat them if you want.
Your sisters couldn't resist.
Now Mr. Benjamin, you can't contribute a lot to society just yet, but this is a pretty amazing hair thing you have going!
We could stay out here all day if it weren't for these pesky bugs!
On to other kiddos and happenings. Anders had his third birthday last week!
And.....Steve rented a skid steer to help move the ginormous manure pile from the winter's cattle feeding.
Someday, Mr. Anders, your turn will come.
Ellie is becoming a wonderful little happy fairy girl...loves her little projects, like the gifts she wraps in towels several times a week in preparation for cousins visiting in...let's see...84 more days...I often feel like I don't spend enough time with her but ask her once a day, in a big hug, "Do you know how much I love you?" to which she always responds...."You just like me a lot." :)
This was a 85 degree day and we had the sprinkler on and lots of fun. We also had muddy children walking in and out of the house for several hours. The day ended with several miscellaneous showers and baths, and a mother's commitment to keep the faucet outside turned off the next day. (this commitment didn't last long)
Charity, Ellie, and Anders have been helping me in a few bits and pieces with the garden readying up by Pine Haven.
"Well," he says "I don't quite know what all the fuss and business is about. There's still plenty of milk from Mama to keep me going, and really, that's all that is important at this stage in the game. But, I will say, you'll do, folks, you'll do. Keep going!"