This little girl is now officially at "tween" at 9 years of age. She wanted a Luau-themed birthday party at the local aquatic center. She was blessed to have many friends attend, many from out of town.
She and Josiah each made a cake. Josiah's was a island theme as was Hailey's. However she drew a big Tiki mask in the middle of her ocean. I made lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for the adults.
Got some huge pumpkins growing this year! The pumpkins were about the only thing that grew in my garden this year.
Hailey and Rina gave me a pedicure one day.
My stepmom came back from European vacation and Hailey brought back cute t-shirts for the kids. Hailey loved her Paris -shirt with bling.
Michael and the kids were hard at work building the sheep shed in anticipation of a couple of ewe lambs joining our homesteading venture.
We decided to add a lean-to to store a ton of hay for the winter. Glad we did!
And then there were three ewe lambs. Our friends daughter couldn't stand the thought of her sweet "Angel " being slaughtered so they brought her to our house where she will continue to be loved and adored. The new pasture mates all seem to get along just fine.
Earning their keep by keeping the weeds down! So glad we aren't going to have to try and mow these pastures anymore. Whew! So hard on the riding lawnmower.
15 months old. This girl eats dirt like I eat chocolate!
Josiah and Michael went on a day hike with the Boy Scouts. Hot day for it, but he made it. Boy Scouts is sure toughening him up!
We celebrated my mom's 65th birthday. Josiah put 6 candles together and it ended up looking like a torch! Hailey made the layered cake for her.
Rina is sitting in the cute rocking chair Josiah's great uncle made him. Rina has used it more than any of the kids.
Rina loves to swing by herself. I love the look of joy on her face. What a sweetie.
So proud of this young man!
Canned 30 jars of spicy German dill pickles this year. Much rejoicing in the house. I don't like pickles so this is a labor of love on my part. The whole family has to help with this activity.
Last day swimming at the pool! Love her little sunglasses a friend of mine gave her. She keeps them on pretty well, too.
August is always so busy, but what fun we always have!
God Bless, Jackie