Monday, April 11th, Lyvie helped Weston with one of his experiments. It was a chilly day so we got the fire going! Within 30 minutes, the red food coloring was already showing at the top of the celery. Amazing! It was time to clean out Grace’s bird house, so another bird could make a house. And sure enough, within just a couple days, a bird made a house there again this year! At this point, we were keeping a close eye on all our goat mama’s! They were all getting huge and close to delivery! Ethan’s pretty good on this skate board. He can even go UP hill. There’s Betsy and Laura (our neighbor’s cows) watching….. Weston’s turn!Evening softball practice in PJ’s. 🙂 We babysat Ava that evening for Sam and Lindsey. She always brings me flowers. 🙂 Dinner! That night after supper, Sam and the kids made me a birthday cake. We let Ava have the ipad for a few minutes to keep her happy till Sam and Lindsey arrived. She was so funny with it!Chocolate cake making! I couldn’t get her to look! Such a production! Ethan didn’t help make the cake so he got stuck with the dishes! Weston’s experiment complete.
Tuesday, April 5th, we still had snow! Yay! That day was our big shopping day because we had the Wednesday night dinner. Tuesday night, Gracie brought one of the chicks up to say hello. They are getting big! Thursday, April 7th, we got rain and Weston had some rain play! On your mark. Get set. GO!! Perfect splash! I gave him a “10”!! 🙂 Friday, April 8th, Weston was my little helper in the kitchen for our taco night! Sometimes we take a break from pizza night. Love the faces while he tries to open the can of refried beans. Cutting up the olives…… He insisted on chopping the onions! They made him cry. 😉 Saturday morning, April 9th, Lyvia had fun building with the playing cards. X marks the spot! We were heading out for a walk Sunday evening and saw this in the sky:
Yes, I am still alive. Sort of. Just kidding. Sort of. Need I say more?
Monday morning, April 4th, we woke up to snow! So, of course, I made waffles! I love, love, love the snow. So no complaining over here! Weston went out to check how deep is what getting. 😉 Weston was my big helper that evening. He shoveled the steps and helped me haul wood. Everything had a nice layer of snowy ice on it. My boxwood…… Grace’s tree was covered in ice……. My rhubarb……. Iced chives, anyone?! They are so hearty. They weren’t phased in the least. My andromeda had already bloomed…. This boy is precious. Just precious. So much like his Daddy it’s scary. Grace had to show me how she gets in the kayak that hangs from the back of our woodshed roof. 🙂 I always wondered where they went to play. Just kidding. My heather!!!! It had already bloomed like back around Christmas. It survived.And that was our snowy Monday. Besides taking pictures of iced over foliage and eating waffles, we did school! I know. SO exciting.
Saturday morning, April 2nd, Sam, Ethan, and Ethan’s friend, Daniel went to a Creation Conference for the day. They said it was very good. And long.
The rest of us made stayed home. I made soup and who knows what else. It’s been too long now to remember. Saturday night after church, Gracie brought one of the baby chicks up to say hello. Getting so big! Sunday morning, April 3rd, we woke up to snow! Sunday evening, Weston helped me cut celery to put in our tuna. We had tuna melts ~~ so yummy! Brandt stopped by to say hello and ……..wrestle Ethan. 🙂
Wednesday, March 30 – Friday, April 1
We had Ava on Wednesday. She was fascinated with Ethan’s helicopter. Can you see her reaching up at it? Weston jumped and jumped on this balloon and it would. not. pop. Ava loves to sit and “do school” between the girls while they do school. The boys have had so much fun with these helicopters. Friday night, Sam and the boys were taking apart a bb gun that was broke and tried to fix it…… While I made a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie! We love us some Chocolate syrup around here! Pie’s done! See the “E”?
Tuesday, March 29th.
Morning chores. I love my tulips. Ethan’s helicopter arrived and he was so excited. Fly time Grace and Kayla Teaching Kayla how to drive the four wheeler. Off she goes! We enjoyed having Kayla for the afternoon!
Monday, March 28th, was a very unusual day for us. Sam had the day off because of the Easter holiday the day before.
Grace had gotten this Mater card for Weston that had a mask in it. The first picture was a mistake but I kinda thought it looked like Mater with his droopy eyes. Haha. We had a relaxing morning together. It was so nice. The kids were having fun with Weston’s new box of tracks. Then we headed over to the church to fly Weston’s helicopter. I’m not sure who had more fun ~~ Weston, Sam, or Ethan. After the battery died on the helicopter, we took a drive to a fun toy store and just leisurely walked around. Something we hardly ever do, especially as a family. Then we came home, did chores and got Fish N Chips takeout for $3 a dinner! It really hit the spot!!So thankful for this quiet day together!
Sunday, March 27th was not only Easter, but it was Weston’s 7th birthday!!
Happy 7th Birthday, Weston James!!
Happy Resurrection Day!! Annual Easter pics before church. After church, we had everyone over to celebrate Weston and Resurrection Day.
Weston wanted a Star Wars themed party. So we did lots of “Star Wars” appetizers, then did more of a traditional Easter lunch.
The following pictures will mean nothing to you if you are not familiar with Star Wars. But if you are, you might enjoy looking. The pictures are self explanatory since they are all labeled. These Obi Wan Kabobies were my favorite to say. And eat. I laughed every time I said it. These “Light Saber” bubble wands were the party favors. Appetizer table! Digging in! The girls collected all the pictures and got them hung all by themselves. They also made all the links you see hanging everywhere. They were such a big help. Our birthday boy! We had Darrell’s ham from his pig. It was all smoked so I just had to cut it off the bone and heat it. Mom made scalloped potatoes and I did baked beans, peas, salad and Texas Toast. Sam and Ava Gracie drew this Princess Leia freehand. Lyvie made the Princess Leia buns. And we played “Pin the Bun on Princess Leia”. Lots of pictures of this to follow! Quinn The girls made the buns labeled with each cousin’s initial on it. Will Ellie Jackson Weston Emma Hudson Lyvia Gracie And the winners are…….EMMA AND WESTON!!!! 🙂 Present time! Since it was such a nice day, we moved the present time outside. I love Jackson’s face here. Weston had just opened his remote control helicoptor. 😉 Suspenders! Weston asked for suspenders because he doesn’t like wearing a belt. But he calls them “spenders” instead of suspenders. I love that. I love this boy soooo much!!!! I made homemade ice cream cakes this time. Two chocolate oreo fudge ones and one vanilla/strawberry. The girls did the decorating with all the mini figures. They were actually very creative with it, but you can’t see the details in the pictures. Bubble time! Mom was handing out Christmas presents from Wes and Penny. PNG coffee! Yay! MVI_7261 I am not very good with computers, but I think if you click on this thing, you might be able to watch a video of the kids doing bubbles. Maybe someone can let me know if it worked.
Here is a meeting of the minds…..the guys were looking at house plans! Flying the helicoptor! Lovin it. The birthday boy was talking to Aunt Brookie on the phone. Sparkler time! Grace and Lyvia He got these three little lego sets for his birthday and he and Hudson and Jackson put them together.It was a very busy, but fun day celebrating Weston with everyone!
Weston, we love you very much!
You bring much joy and laughter into our lives. We are so thankful for you.
Happy 7th Birthday!!
Friday and Saturday, the 25th and 26th, I worked on getting ready for Easter and Weston’s Birthday Party. The girls were a huge help! Weston’s party was Star Wars themed, so we did a bunch of appetizers to coordinate with people and things from the movie. Then our actual lunch was more Easter like. Sweet Lyvie! Saturday, the boys had fun shooting off the back porch. I love looking out and seeing them do something together like this. There is a big age gap, but they still do things together and I love that! Lyvie can turn anything into a “baby”. 😉 I decided to try a homemade ice cream cake. This one was oreo fudge and it was pretty easy. Saturday afternoon, Sam taught Weston how to run the rototiller. I thought he did pretty good for being so little. We had Darrell’s ham from one of his pigs for our lunch Sunday. But I decided to get it all cut off the bone ahead of time and then just heat it after church. It was all smoked and ready to eat. So yummy! Saturday night, was our Easter Cantata. The girls sang. This picture is blurry, but it’s the only one I have that you can sort of see the girls. This next one you can’t see the girls at all. But you get the idea.
Wednesday March 23rd, we had Ava! Poor thing, she gets no love around here. Haha. Just kidding. The girls made all these links to decorate for Weston’s upcoming birthday party. They were hiding them in the basement till his birthday. So excited to get his first birthday card in the mail from Yaya! MEET LUKE SKY WALKER: Lyvie helped him get dressed up and took all the pictures. We had this picture as our screen saver for his party and had the Star Wars theme music playing during the party.