Monday, July 28, 2014

A Tree for Our Little Man

My husband's grandparents planted a tree for all of their grandchildren at their house and I love that idea. They have watched their children grow and watched the trees grow along with them. I wanted to  do that for our children and we planted a tree when our daughter was born (before I started blogging) and most recently when our son was born.

Picking out just the right tree was more work than actually planting it!

We all helped plant the tree once we got it home

This little girl took a break

and found a worm

This little guy mostly just supervised...and played with the yard flags

Now each of the kids have their own tree, we labeled with a personally engraved rock.


Friday, June 27, 2014

Brother for sale

Right now our little guy is very mobile and that means he can (and does) get into his sister's things. This bugs her to no end

Of course that frustrates sister to no end. And our little man still just grins at her. There are moments like this that I love stumbling upon...

And then there are moments that our little girl acts like this:

I am sure this sibling dynamic will change as they grow and change, but I'll savor the sweet moments whenever I can.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

The Stump Becomes a Table

You may recall that I found this beauty while on a trip last summer. I had plans to use it in my house but wanted to leave it as close to its natural state as possible

It has been drying out for months since it was quite water logged and I made feet for it to elevate it off the ground a few inches. I sanded it so the top was smooth and with a wire brush, removed all the sand from the crevices.

Then I stained it to enhance the color of the wood and now we use it for a coffee table.


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Summer days

Our long awaited summer has finally arrived... And we are soaking in every minute of it!!

We've been swimming (someone refuses to admit she has outgrown her little pool).

And just hanging out in our swimsuit because we can...

We've been running races as a family, something my husband and I have always enjoyed and now we share with our kids.

Keeping it real, here are some post race pics- I bent our little girl's sign which was a major catastrophe, as you can imagine:

And we took a much anticipated trip to the zoo. It's hard so say who was more excited- the little kids or the big kids (my husband, brother, his girlfriend, or me!)

And the full day led to two happily exhausted kids (and some tired parents- but sleeping adults aren't nearly as adorable as sleeping kids):

We look forward to many more adventures to come!

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