Monday, June 11, 2018

Summer Celebrations

We had a perfectly wonderful weekend on the farm...
surrounded by our people.
Tyler arrived Friday and we filled his day with lots of activity.
He was greeted by his dog, Chester... who always remembers that Tyler loved him first.

Before heading out in search of adventure,
we brought the horses back to the barn from the upper pastures...

and visited with the donkeys...

During a woodsy hike with the dogs, Tyler asked to hear about the magic of the forest.
We discussed fairies and elves and and how only those who believe
are able to see the world of the wee folk.
From the woods, we headed to the stream to do a little creek walking.
With my tall rubber boots on as well as a bug net to keep the gnats off his face,
Tyler headed out into the water to explore.

He searched through the water for signs of life...

and found tiny tadpoles...

unusual fungi...

 and "quicksand"...

which very quickly swallowed up his boot!

A lot of muddy laughter ensued as we rescued his boot from the clutches of the creek.

We ended our day with a bonfire and s'mores.

On Saturday, we held a birthday celebration in the pavilion for my beautiful Momma...

Four generations spent the afternoon laughing and gnoshing on 
"make it yourself" pizzas and picnic food.

I love my family beyond words...
and those three grandchildren make my heart overflow with joy!

Cousins played in the garden...

and the garden playhouse...

We picked and ate fresh, ripe strawberries.

By the time Sunday rolled around, we were ready for a quiet day of rest.
Luckily, the weather cooperated with a day of continuous showers....
just what we needed... and just what the garden needed as well.

We seem to have a lot of summer birthdays in our family...
making summers filled with celebration.
Next weekend is Tyler's 8th birthday (where did those years go!)

PS... Happy Birthday to Mackenzie and Easton's Momma today!
Happy Birthday Ashley!


  1. Wonderful generational family time for you!

  2. Wonderful fun-filled, love filled photos! I also have a June birthday and I've always thought it was the perfect month to celebrate! Happy birthday to Ashley!

  3. Happy Birthday to y'all!

    I think Tyler needs to keep his own rubber boots at your place. You never know when they will come in handy!

    Sweet memories...

  4. Good Morning! I was wondering, how do you accomplish Minerva's girlish figure? What's she hiding under her apron? LOL. I have attempted Minervas of my own, but they lack such a lovely figure. :)

  5. Minerva is made on the top of a dress form. That’s her secret. She is an eternal size 8.... lucky gal!

  6. What a marvelous place for children to make memories, or anyone for that matter. They will remember these times forever. Your garden is looking wonderful . . . such a green thumb you have :)
    Happy Summer!
    Connie :)

  7. what a perfect weekend. those kids will remember weekends like these for their entire lives. we broke records here for how much rain we got.

  8. Nice weekend..I'm sure fun was had by all..Great memories..I got my bug net out last week..The gnats are awful!!

  9. No doubt about it . . . you and Tyler have such a sweet relationship going on . . .
    Sounds like it was a wonderful weekend . . . rain included . . .


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