Sunday, April 26, 2015


This spring we had high hopes of planting a large garden, a berry grove and the beginnings of an orchard. However, we like to over-plan! He did get our berry grove planted and four trees planted in our orchard! We hope this an abundance of fresh fruit into our household. The veggies will have to wait until next year!!

Berries need more acidic soil, so we used peat moss to alter the pH.
Everyone loves to get their hands dirty!!

A spider and her egg sac

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jude: 8 months

Look at this little man!! Our sweet boy Jude is eight months old! This ray of sunshine has a million dollar smile! He is still nursing exclusively 7 times a day. Introducing solids today! No idea what he weighs. Still sleeps sporadically at night, waking every three hours or less. He is still sleeping in our room. He is crawling backwards. He scoots around to what he wants. He puts everything in his mouth. He is pretty chill, but can be demanding at times. Can clap his hands. Gives sugar. Love this baby! He is such a blessing and brings such joy to our family.

First food

Many say that they way to a man's heart is through his stomach! That just might be true for Jude. We could not stand between this man and his food for too long! We started him on a healthy fat food, avocado! He enjoyed!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lego Kids Fest 2015

At the recommendation of one of our friends, we decided to splurge on a family outing of gigantic proportions. The 2015 Lego Fest tour came through Nashville, so we decided to make a day of it. It is the largest event we have ever ventured out to be a part of as a family, and we only lost one kid one time. Everyone had a super time with event for every age group. We all loved it because it gives the kids a chance to get hands-on using their own creativity. Many of the stations featured displays for creations, filling these little hearts with pride. There were team building competitions where groups worked together to devise a creation that would withstand a certain test. We had an amazing time!