Thursday, June 28, 2018

Moments (from the last week) nestled into my heart

My four amazing children. Sidge my brain-guy, Abigail our athlete, Isaac the piano player, and Hannah ... the Hannah.

We had a visit from a WONDERFUL friend here on the farm that was treasured beyond belief. We also said good bye to the last of our seven puppies (pictured in Sidge's arms.)

Tijmen is back with us here on the farm! And Ritter is loving all the belly scratches.

Hannah taking selfies with my phone when I was unaware.

Our neighbors: Robbie and Faye were out working in their garden, and I stopped for a quick chat. Aren't they the cutest ladies ever?!

We processed chickens and a bunch of former farm volunteers came back to help. From left: Jacob, Tijmen, Nico, and John. One of Jacob's friends Josh also came to learn. The Kotynski's were there to help, and while I didn't get a picture of her, Anni was also with us!

John continues to love his birding and get everyone he knows to love it with him! I love how passionate he is about nature and teaching it to our kids. 

Our friend Cali lost her grandfather this week, but she has her little "Abigail" to warm her hurt during these hard times.

Our friends Allie and Hailey came over to play for the day.

I attended the funeral of John. I was so amazed when Abigail, on her own, chose to sit by Cali during the service. (Sorry for Cali blowing a bubble!)

Mr. Tijmen helping Hannah rollerblade!

As I have mentioned, my cousin, Eddie and his family were moving to the area. Well, they are here! Here I am enjoying some ice cream with my Aunt Janet (Eddie's mom.) 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Ballet Intensive

One of the ballet moms captured some amazing photos during the week-long ballet intensive Abigail attended. What a fantastic time she had and what a relaxing break it was for me. 

Ms. Patty (our friend who was a former professional ballerina) worked with Abigail on this skill before the camp and I think it really shows in this picture. She is on the bottom right.

She and Sarai again.

Love them both in blue and pink!

Abigail is in the bottom right.

With her friends -- from left: Cali, Bailey, Hailey, Abigail, Sophie, and Sarai

This makes me smile!

With her friend Sarai. She and Sarai were the two youngest dancers at six-years-old.

She and Bailey had the same dresses. 

I loved how comfortable Abigail was with her friends and away from me. This was such a big step in her growth as a girl and as a dancer.

The younger group with their teachers: Dillon and "Na-ne"

Abigail with her friend Bailey