Seth, now that he’s past the sleepy newborn stage, is demanding more of my time. I told Rich last night that I feel like I spent the whole weekend with a baby on my hip. Not that I mind, of course, but it leaves me with far less time (for now) to do other things (that involve two hands). Thankfully, at the moment he is sleeping, so I have a chance to quickly post a few pictures from our weekend.
Weekends are wonderful because Rich is with us all day and we do so many little family activities.
On Saturday we went to McDonald’s for breakfast, then to a little bulk-food store (the owner is a young Christian man, and he is so nice. His mom helps out and she talks way too much, but I always try to be patient as she over explains everything…she really does have a heart of gold and means well. She sent me out the door with a handful of free candy for the children…..pop rocks…Caleb had no idea what they were and I didn’t tell him that the candy would pop and fizzle in his mouth. He put that candy in and then FROZE. I laughed and laughed.)
ummmm…where was I?
Oh yes, and I’m so excited to report that we went to a farmer’s market for the first time! It was a treat, to say the least. The first thing I did, with baby Seth in his Ergo carrier and my husband (with the money!!) and my children around me….was buy a bunch of yummy smelling peonies. I thought it would be so nice to carry flowers in my hand as we looked around the booths.
We got to one booth where the warm, sweet smell of strawberries induced me to spend 12 dollars on 2 quarts of first of the season berries (they were just picked that morning). The farmer’s market had a married couple providing live music (fiddle/folk music) and it was wonderful to sit with the family and eat fresh juicy berries as we tapped our toes in time to the music. We also ate a loaf of fresh bread. We left with pink lips and pink fingers, from those wonderful strawberries.
I also bought a pack of cherry tomato plants, and some local honey. I’ve been eating the honey drizzled on my buttered toast. YUM.
(Here is a random photo of Seth, I think he grows in his sleep)
Well, I didn’t say this earlier, but before we even went to McDonald’s for breakfast, we made another nature memory. It was early in the morning, and I was still half asleep, but someone had called to me that the mallard ducks were down in the stream. I think it was Jacob. So, I went down (with Seth, of course) to see them, and as we were looking we came across a big snapping turtle digging in the loose sand on the side of the road. It was laying eggs!
Rich, Grace, and Ethan came to see, too. When we realized what was going on, Ethan, all on his own, went to get David and Caleb (who were still in bed)….this was the first we saw of the two little boys that morning, holding hands with big brother, letting him take them down the road to see something cool.
David was clumping in a pair of Ethan’s shoes. So precious.
Snappers are vicious and could bite terribly. Have any of you been bitten by one? They are interesting to look at, we couldn’t help but think of dinosaurs. The tail of a snapper has those scales that stand up along the top, just like you would see on a dinosaur picture.
We left her alone, and later on, when we got home hours later, I went down and she was gone. So were the eggs. I wonder what happened? Any guesses?
We spent a lot of time on the porch. I would (try to) read a book, and people would come to talk to me. I took this picture of Grace, when she came to ask me if she could start earning an allowance again.
Rich holding Seth.
A friend of mine sent me some beautiful owl jewelry this weekend. I don’t even know how to explain how touched I was when I opened the note and the box….I felt very loved.
This was my favorite piece.
I let Grace model her favorite piece.
Darling, wouldn’t you say? How fun it will be to wear these things. I will smile and say “I know WHO WHO WHO will get a big hug the next time I see her!”
(I was alone with sleeping Seth in the carrier when I took these pictures in a warm, perfumed, and peaceful field. I got pretty drowsy, myself!)
I had never seen this pretty little moth…….
We had some nice rain yesterday evening but this morning the sun is shining again. Seth is still sleeping, so I will quickly get as much done as I can before he wakes up. I just love productive mornings! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you take a moment to write me a little note…and I wish you all a happy start to your week!
“From the rising of the sun
unto the going down of the same
the LORD’S name is to be praised.”