|The Northwoods News||
What is a typical day like for kids at a resort? Well, in the spring, they would probably describe it as hanging on tight as Mom and Dad fly around from project to project and head on long trips several times a week for supplies. In the midst of these incredibly busy days I treasure the breaks we take together while Dad continues his work. We've gone to a lot of parks and have enjoyed things like scavenger hunts and treasure hunts there, trips to Subway when there isn't time to cook, planting a garden together, and reading late at night by flashlight The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis. What a great author that man is! And I am in wonderment that I finally have children old enough to enjoy a bigger chapter book. They sit around me enraptured and beg for just a little more, mommy! Reminds me of someone!
In the midst of the beautiful Spring, we all got quite sick and I came down with a once in twenty years sinus infection. Between bouts of head pain and sickness, I had a vision inspired by my Mom and Dad, of making beautiful flower log beds. So the project began.
Anders has become a huge fan of following Steve around on projects. If there is a golden opportunity to be with Dad, he is quite happy.
Steve cut up two trees near our house that had fallen in a winter storm as I needed several logs to create the beds.
The kdis loved playing on these fallen trees.
Love watching Steve. He's as good as they come.
Steve suggested using chain and wide washers over screws to loop the log circles together for support.
Have to include that smile.
Taking a little break in picture order--wanted to share some of the early Spring sunniness under the apple tree.
A trip or two or three to Marilyn's Greenhouse in Lakewood to flower the resort to life in the next several weeks.
Steve and Marilyn suggest sand as the base since these beds are fairly deep. Kiddos get to help.
Another break in the order of pictures to go to the stream....just love these little blue flowers.
Charity sets a boat to sail.
And here....the beds are finished, with rocks placed to disperse rainwater from roof at some point. Flowers seem quite happy several weeks later, and I have little lettuces and a basil plant growing in the top bed.
And.....Benjamin......is doing well. Starting to be up on all fours, rocking, scooching....enjoying some baby food and sleeping through the night. His hair continues to captivate. :)
Thank you for joining our family for a minute as we share with you glimpses of our life in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Steve and I run a small resort and have four children, Charity, Ellie, Anders and Benjamin. I enjoy writing, cooking, homeschooling, and watching old movies with Steve. :)