Tuesday, April 28, 2009


On Llyonesse and my sewing blog !Sew Simply Satisfying! in one of the March posts we showed my new design for these silky pants for under her dresses. They add length and are so yummy on her, just like a cupcake! The silk is easy to keep clean too which is great for my little princess who's learning everything from her three brothers about being an outside girl!

Time to be Outside!

The weather has been so nice Rivyr's back at his architectural projects again! This unique lean-to fort is resting right on our little tomato and garlic 'room' in our garden.
He checked out a building book for children at the library and we are hoping to build one of the forts out of it! I am sure you'll see it in a future blog, if we get the chance to!

This is my Where's Iylland picture.
Can you find him?

I think the boys have climbed all the trees on this side of the creek already this year! Their favorites have been the cedars because none of the rest of the trees have leaves yet. They think it's really funny to call my name and then let me walk right underneath of them. And now when they come inside they always smell really strong of Christmas trees! Of course every time they conquer a new tree we have to all come and see how high they are.
Some of my favorite memories are tree climbing when I was younger! My dad built the awesomest tree house ever and we always loved to climb up to it!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Plum Worn Out!

She's such a go-go girl! Now that the weather is nice I can hardly keep her in the house long enough to do her morning duties. She's loving the chickens, too, we call her the chicken whisperer. They come right up to her and let her hold them.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Chickens have a Home!

Rivyr created a chicken ramp for our little hens on loan from Nana that are eating our ticks and chiggars. Or as we sometimes say in haste, Tiggars and chicks. Ha, Ha!! Say that 5 times fast!! Soon we hope that our momma goat will arrive, we've made a special home just for her! We'll keep you posted as soon as she gets here. ;)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Gangsters!

Pretty scary looking! Crazy guys, always coming up with something fun to do in their spare time! You never can tell what they'll think of next! One of the things I would miss so much if I wasn't home schooling! They are so full of life and ideas every moment of every day. What a passion!
Storing up eternal treasures in heaven has been in our conversations of late!
Trying to make the most of every opportunity that God gives us!
Iylland is using his reading ability to comfort some of the residents at a local retirement home. He gets requests for different passages in the Scriptures. Everyone says the reads really well for a second grader. I have to say I am so proud of him and where the Lord is leading his little heart. I pray that he will be a great leader.
My Rivyr is growing so much in his understanding of the world around him. He has such a kind heart that is so forgiving and accepting of all people. He has so much love and is flowing over with creativity especially lately as he is becoming more and more confident in the things he can do! His reading, too, is giving him more doors to the world. He loves his daddy so much!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Gardening Fever! We've got it!

We'll it's that time of year! We've cleaned-up the greenhouse and got it functioning! This was a couple weeks ago.(Two Weeks Later!)
All the children are avid gardeners this year, even Andronicus. It's been exciting for me as a mom watching their obsession growing! He,He! Daddy extended the garden next to the strawberries by more than twice! We are all excited to have him teaching us the ways of the farm this year! This is the first year he will have time to garden! We can't wait!
Well, I gotta get back and plant the asparagus that just arrived!!