Friday, May 29, 2009

Four years ago...

...our little Raegan was dedicated to the Lord on her six~month birthday.

She also got her first taste of solid food that day. "Mmmm. Avocado! I can't wait!" (Sure, she's smiling now.)

Yep, that's more like it!

"Oh, the horror!"

"OK, I need a drink ~ PRONTO!"

"Well, at least you guys are amused..."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Warm and Sweet

The lilacs are in full force now, and commanding the yard with their intoxicating scent. They are quite welcome indoors as well.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

My Special Day

One of my little beans had a solo at church for Mother's Day. Mama was very pleased.

Come back tomorrow to join us on the little hike we took for the special day.

Friday, May 15, 2009

A Busy Week

Every year we get to take care of Gram and Grandpa's house while they are away. We spend our days feeding the pets (including this friendly mouse who has taken the bunnies' place at the tiny tea table and is being fed a carrot)...

enjoying the wildlife...

and the lambs...

visiting the anthills and tide pools down by the bay...

and climbing the beautiful old trees in the orchard.

What's this? A tomtegubben's door; I wonder if they are at home... You might be wondering, "What is a tomtegubben?" Well, I've never seen one, so I can't tell you. =)

Grandpa and Grandma have the best playground! We took rides in the weed wagon...

and climbed the bean trellis...

and played in the dirt.

This looks very familiar. Pea is on the left; her mama on the right (same dirt, a little while ago).

We had a grand week on the farm, full of sunshine and fresh air!

When I was a little girl, the notch in this tree was a door to Narnia. But, as you know from the stories, when you get older (bigger) you can't go back. Now it's these small ones' turn to go through.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I knead you

Since we don't (yet) churn butter on Thursdays, we bake instead. Here is my little apprentice practicing some kneading with her own little lump of dough. Fold, press, turn, fold, press, turn...

"Hmmm. That looks very interesting..."

"Maybe you guys 'knead' a little help."

"I even brought dog and meerkat for reinforcements."

And the fruits of our labor; Daddy especially liked the special little bun on the top.