Winter is over and we are all feeling it!
April 14th. 75-80 degrees. Bass Lake is thawing!
Ellie insisted we bring the floaty toys. I warned that it would more of a play in the sand day, but they all went in the water!
And there is the ice slowly receding and melting away, giving us back our summer season and some of the funnest times of our summer.
Anders seems to have leaped from one and a half years old to about four years old in the space of one winter. It is all packaged in a three year old little boy who is very tall, talkative, and ready for any and all worker-boy projects.
Charity built a sand moat stream that Anders is enjoying.
So, Mom, this is the beach? Okay. Very nice. When can I nurse again?
This was one of those blissful Spring sunny nap afternoons where the house was quiet and happy, many of the windows open, and where soft spring breezes were drifting over sleeping toes.
A week later I took the three older kiddos on an adventure hike on Deer Path Trail. Our mission was to eat many snacks to keep our energy up, and to mark the trail.
Even without the green of lush mid summer, the forest halted me in my tracks with its sparkling beauty.
A boy in a forest. And this is just the beginning, Anders!
Other highlights of life! I hosted a young mom's night at Pine Haven last night. My sister in law Becky came and inspired us with a wonderful meditation on our amazing and loving Creator. We ate chocolate éclair cake, special dishes people brought, and had a campfire to the tune of a thousand cheeping frogs on surrounding lakes in the light of a rising full moon.
Paul Revere's--er--Benjamin's--midnight ride home again after Mommy and Daddy finished touching up the cabin for guests who would arrive in the early morning hours. On the stroller ride home I enjoyed hearing Benjamin's cousin and her friend who were camping out in the hayloft of the barn. We look forward to seeing this place fill up with people again! Fun times ahead, Mr. Benjamin. You will sleep well today!