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…

Bee Checks Week 3 and 4…

Our bees are doing well. We are all learning and ton and having lots of fun with it. We do frequent walks out to the hive just to watch them flying in and out bringing pollen and nectar back to the hive. On Memorial Day my dad helped Leighton, Caedmon and I check the bees…

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…

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…