Spring Walk

We took a walk today, as the weather was so perfect.

I was fascinated by the hyacinths in the yard – we have pink, purple, and white (and neither of us remembered planting pink ones!).

I found the tiniest little daffodil in a neighbor’s yard.

Toby and Nomi enjoyed some time on the playground at the church just a few houses down from us.

The trees were all budding.

The slide, of course, was a big hit.

Daddy and Mona snuggled in the tire swing.

The kids enjoyed posing for pictures.

Nomi needed a bit of help getting up the ladder, but managed it pretty well.

Toby is getting too big for his tricycle. It’ll go to Nomi soon.

Soon we got bored of the playground and decided to keep walking down the street.

Daddy and I took lots of pictures – I took over 150 on the walk alone!

We stopped and spoke to a neighbor who had just gotten his family farm (in the family since the ’20s) preserved by the Lancaster Farmland Trust. He was so excited, and it’s great to see some of the idyllic Pennsylvania countryside preserved from development.

Mona was still wide awake and just hanging out on Daddy’s shoulder when we reached home again.

I hope our spring will be full of these walks. We live in such a beautiful place.

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Busy, busy!

It’s been a while since we updated last. The kids are napping

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so I’ll take a bit of time to update.

This week, we’ve found out what happens when you give a 2 year old a Hershey bar

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We also did some canning, so Toby played with the pots and pans on the floor

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… and climbed into the lazy susan.

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Remember that pumpkin? It’s orange now!

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We also took a few walks and Toby was entranced by this bird on the telephone wires.

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Naomi enjoyed her first run-in with a toy on Monday.

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Toby studied up for our Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

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He goofed off by putting his sister’s socks on his hands, too. Strange little guy!

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Toby also spent the whole day Wednesday with NO DIAPER! He’s getting very good at pottying.

Busy week and busy kids!

Our Weekend

Our weekend in pictures:

Friday morning, we sent Grammy, Grandmama, Abuelo, and Julie off, and went back to the house.

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Toby had fun watching a movie with the doll they had gotten for Naomi.

Then we went for a walk.

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We saw LOTS of butterflies.

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We also met the man who has the little produce stand and the big garden at the corner of Sand Hill and Shady Ln.

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Toby enjoyed it so much, he fell asleep.

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We ate most of our meals outside because the weather was so lovely.

On Saturday, we did some weeding in the morning and then took a trip down the road to Susquehannock State Park.

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The views were gorgeous, and the trail was pretty easy. Toby enjoyed running around all the wooded areas and looking out over the river.

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He also rode in the backpack for the first time in a LONG time.

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There was lots of beautiful foliage around. It’s a gorgeous park, and we’ll definitely go back sometime.

Sunday, we went to my midwife’s potluck lunch for all of her homebirthing mamas, and then went to our normal summer Sunday night haunt, Long’s Park.

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It rained, but the band was really good.

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I got to snuggle with Toby,

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and Keith played on his phone and snuggled with Naomi.

We were soaking wet by the end of the night, but it was loads of fun.

Ooh, and one more thing – I was propping Naomi up on Saturday, and realized that she can sit without me holding her!

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She can’t sit up by herself yet, but if you put her there, she’ll stay! My little girl is growing up so quickly!

Hope your weekends were as lovely as ours were.