above is the incredible swap gift that maiko received! we were all so impressed with the handy work of this young man... welding a bike chain into a snake... what a creative idea!! he also included a picture he drew of his home, and wrote a note. maiko hung the picture and note by his bed and swears he will keep the snake forever. thank you so much
luke tyler and family! (oops, luke is the one we are sending a package too... we received this package from tyler and family)
below is the finished kitty bag. layla also made a beaded bracelet to go with it. we mailed it earlier in the week. maiko's is almost finished. we are late. i am going to comment on his mom's blog and let her know that we are running behind but that it will go out monday!
finding these monkeys with eggs in their laps brought a smile to my face... i know it was my little monkey loving ollie that placed them this way.
our remodel is coming along quite quickly... the sheet rock is up now... and the mudding started today. it should be ready for painting early next week.
my bee and me had a mother daughter day and finally went in to the (somewhat new) local craft shop. oh. my. goodness. it is fabulous. we each got a couple of treats there. layla chose stickers, and i got some gorgeous stencils and that adorable minty blue-green pom pom hem stuff. won't it look great with that drapey polka dot fabric. actually, the photos really don't do the combo justice. i keep thinking maybe a cute scarf...
riding weather... these four have been enjoying some time for adventuring together in the forest on the trails they blazed.
while i stay home with this little lady and enjoy some peace, quiet, and sunshine.
i've been trying to capture some of the beauty around here lately...
everything is glowing with green... and there are flowers blooming everywhere. tiny little white daisies all over in the grass, apple blossoms, tulips, blue bells, lilacs... and the way the birds are singing little songs of happiness all day everyday. you can't help but feel the joy and buzz of spring when it's all around you like this. and right now... the lilacs next to my front porch are blooming... it won't last that long... but every time i walk up to my front door... i can smell their sweet fragrance... sigh... love this farm.