New Flower Bed….

Last week we decided to put in a new flower bed. There had been some big green bushes which were beginning to look not so great and mostly just attracted flies all summer long. So we decided to take them out. Monday morning the kids at I attacked the bushes with a bunch of clippers…

Broken Hearts…..

We sat down the other night and had a very frank but age appropriate discussion with the kids about the riots and racial tensions going on. They voiced their understanding as best as they could at their respected ages but then after we tucked them into bed that night Caedmon came out and said he…

Bolder Boulder Virtual 2020

Our Bolder Boulder looked different this year with the quarantine. The race directors cancelled the race held every year on Memorial Day (it has been going for over 40 years) but offered a virtual race. We took it a step farther and set up a neighborhood race. We had a course around the neighborhood and…

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…

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….

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…