Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday Picture Round Up

Let's start right in with some action, shall we? Simon thinks we should.  Here is a picture of him from Sunday, May 4th, sitting on the workbench in Daddy's shop.  He was pretty proud of himself!  Except we wouldn't actually let him chew on stuff he found.  That bummed him out.

Monday, May 5th

In addition to the stinging nettle soup, I made dandelion burgers.  The kids were much more willing to try these. They reminded me not so much as a veggie burger, but as a fritter.  I think I'll make them again.  If I can stand ripping the petals out of the greens...that took forever!  Good thing I have helpers.  Also have a recipe for dandelion cream soup I want to try...definitely in a weed eating mood!


Tuesday, May 6th

Beautiful weather at our house usually equals water play.  Owen loves it.  His absolute favorite thing in the world is water, and he'd stay out in it until he turned blue and purple if we'd let him.  Here he is working his way across the lawn to the water.

Of course since the whole water play was rather impromptu, this was before we decided to change into swimsuits...


Wednesday, May 7th

Since I shared this photo already this week, I decided to play around with it in Photoshop.  I used the oil paint feature and adjusted some items until I liked the way it looked.  It's Ellie playing with magnet dolls during our special time.  We sure had fun! And she looks cute painted. 

Except I better not actually say that, because knowing Ellie she'd go find some paint and paint herself.  And paint her little sister for good measure.  Getting into mischief is much more fun together you know. 

Thursday, May 8th

Look what my wonderful husband had delivered as an early Mother's Day present!!!  They are beautiful!  The kids love running over and smelling them.  Now to keep them out of Owen's reach.... These are supposed to continuing opening up the blooms until Sunday, at which point they'll be fully opened.  What a fun surprise!

Friday, May 9th

Look Mommy...I got dressed!  All by myself. 

And doesn't she look beautiful?  My little girl is growing up! And loves necklaces. 

Saturday, May 10th

A busy day!  We worked hard in the morning finishing the chicken coop.  All that's needed now is the enclosed run outside.  We'll work on that as time and funds allow. There are some other projects that take priority for now.  

This afternoon, my younger sister Katie and her friend stopped by for a while, and we had a fun dinner at Mom's with them.   My chicken-nettle lasagna will wait for tomorrow.  It was nice to see family. 

After dinner, but before dark, we went in the old chicken coop and caught the rooster and all our ladies.  Then we packed them to the new coop in milk crates.  That would have made an awesome picture!  But...I was busy catching birds.

Jeffrey, Ellie and Sydney all helped outside opening the coop and handing us boards to use as milk crate lids.  Jayme was such a helper inside watching Owen and Simon while we got it done! 

It took a while.  When we came in, it was bedtime.  Sydney and Ellie asked to sleep on the floor of their room.  So we made them a big blanket bed and here they are...Ready to sleep after a long day of farm work.

I hope all of you mother's out there have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow!

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