Down on the Farm

The school year has ended and the students have all gone home for the summer. Before finishing their year together,  Alex’s team had an overnight getaway at one of the teammates’ family farm. We got to go, and Im so glad we did.

Little girl spent the whole time relishing in being “just like Laura!”

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Picking pretty flowers ... roots and all

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Pretending to hang clothes on the line like Ma

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We had no idea hay bales were such fun! We're big fans now. I will honestly never look at a hay bale the same way again (and we see plenty of them out here!) I believe I will always remember the joy they brought my children.

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Thats Liz, whose family owns the farm.

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Joshua loved the farm too and did some really impressive jumps on the hay bales. And he only fell off once :)

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Funny boy. Beating down a tree stump with a stick... because... why not?

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A tire swing is such a happy thing.

We had such a good time. It was just so much goodness- the fresh air, the beautiful landscape,  the sunshine,  the simple fun. It was a real grace.

I’m linking up today with Auntie Leila for {pretty, happy, funny, real} and Pam for Project Snapshot.

Just a Quick Story

Have you ever read Tikki Tikki Tembo?

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I remember reading it in elementary school but hadn’t read it since until I recently got a copy for our family library. I have now read it approximately 162 times ;)

Anyway. I dont want to give away the story or anything, but at one point, the Mother is very upset about … something. Allie mentioned that she thought the mother was mad at the little boy. I asked her why she thought so and she pointed out the expression on the mother’s face in the illustration.

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“I know that face!”, she said.

Ha!

I can’t imagine where she’s ever seen that face before!

I laughed and laughed. I guess I give my kids The Look my mom gave me. I learned it well!