Devils Backbone Hike/Mountain Bike…

On Friday the older 3 boys went on their first mountain biking trail with Clint. I got to hike with the 2 littles. We went to Devils Backbone early long before any crowds showed up or it got to warm. We all started from the same parking lot and Clint and the boys headed off…

Preschool Graduation/Continuation

So I thought this would be our final preschool graduation, but after doing 7 years of preschool over the past 8 years we are actually going to add one more year on for Coppelia. Nothing wrong with a little extra preschool, probably we could all do with a little more time. And while the school…

Garden Update

My garden is slowly coming to life. I’ve got little lettuce sprouts and some scatter spinach and kale sprouts poking their heads through the soil. My neighbors will be excited to know that I’ve planted 2 rows of kale because I’m pretty sure I’m invited to neighborhood functions solely based on the kale chips I…

Bee Check Week 2…

On Saturday we did our second check of the bees to see how they were doing. Paxton and Coppelia were my helpers. I was able to use just the jacket part of the “one size fits most” bee suits that we have and with some creative safety pins make them work for both of them….

Hiking Poses…..

On our trip we decided that each kid would pick a pose and then every hike we went on I would get a photo of them in that pose. Initially it was to be in each of the national parks we went to but since the pandemic changed all of that we just went with…

Bees 1 Week Check

On Saturday it was time for our first check of the bees. Edric and my mom were my helpers and they both had a lot of fun. Edric was really excited to wear the bee suit and let the bees land on him. When I opened up the hive I saw the 5 frames from…

Garden Planting 2020

On Saturday we got our garden planted. I came up with a good plan this year and the kids were a huge help. I would have one kid come and help with each row and then switch out, they all like to plant but to keep the chaos in check this definitely worked better than…

Hanging Gardens

Our final hike on our trip was also in Page, Arizona. It was a great hike. It was called Hanging Gardens and we traveled along the red rocks and desert area up to a little overhang where the water collected along the rocks resulting in a little mini oasis of plants growing and flourishing. It…

Horseshoe Bend Hike

I’m still slowly working through blogging about our trip at the end of March. Since we weren’t able to go to the Grand Canyon with the pandemic and we were staying in Page, Arizona, we did the next best thing and hiked (really it was more of an easy walk) to Horseshoe Bend. We got…

Mother’s Day 2020

We had a pretty low key Mother’s Day which was really nice. I have worked the last few so it was nice to be off and get to enjoy the day. The kids made a number of cards and pictures for me which was really sweet. I’m pretty sure Coppelia used up our entire supply…