Tuesday, May 7, 2013

first days in May

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Wandering in the forest on the first morning of May.

We had spent our first night on our land. Our first campfire.

Visiting firs. The little buds of their cones are the most wonderful pink colors.

Climbing trees. Climbing trees very high up! And very very windy!
She held on tight. She said it was scary. She had the biggest smile on her face. You see! I watched some of the time.

Morning fire. Ash cakes for breakfast. Fingers messy and floury from the dough. Chessa is running off to play and Chloe says, "Rub your hands in the dirt first, so they're clean, so you don't get your little trucks dirty."
Hmm? Kinda makes sense....


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This past weekend...

Our first visitors out to our land. A little May Faire we had planned long ago. The girls and I made colorful tissue paper flowers to decorate some of our favorite trees, but we never hung them since it seemed like rain was on the way. The balancing (across logs) contest was a great fun success though. More forest wandering. These friends of ours really know how to appreciate trees. Another campfire. Late picnic lunch, which turned out to be dinner. Quinoa salad with edible flowers sprinkled all over the top. Pretty and yummy.



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Yesterday...

Woke up to rain. A good day for knitting and pancakes. (And vacuuming and cleaning toilets, I guess.) The sky didn't brighten until early evening, which made the whole day feel a little confusing.

Early to bed with a baby who was feeling a little sad about growing teeth and a fussy belly. So good and cuddly in bed with my warm little baby, big sisters gathered in too, Tiptoes Lightly for bedtime story.


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Today...

Maybe more rain. Thinking about seeds in the ground. Hopefully some knitting. It will probably be mostly a kitchen day though. (Aren't they all?) I'm off to bake bread now...



Happy day to you!


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4 comments:

a little crafty nest said...

Dear Renee...And so it all begins. Enjoy these sweet days ~ camping out sounds sooooooo good! And yummy food round the campfire always tastes so much better. Many blessings on your new land and on your family.
xo Jules

Gail said...

Renee...love your post....family life.....making memories! Tonight we are getting rain in Kansas :) Blessings and love to you from Kansas♥ Gail

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Racheal Sanesh said...

Hi Renee, nice pics. Your kids look so happy on that tree. Its so Hot here in Goa, we hardly go out except for a dip at the beach.
God bless you!