Doves in window boxes.
Lunchbox shenanigans as inspired by this article.
Garage sale ready.
Good Morning 4 year old!
Daddy builds at Dutch Wonderland.
Jake's business built a few walls at DW so we took
some ice cream to him on a hot day. It was an eerie/cool feeling
being in an empty amusement park!
2 hour interview about our choice to home birth,
turned into a 5 second clip on a local news channel.
Jake's brother and his wife were here from Canada.
We enjoyed every.minute we had with them.
Too short, but very sweet!
welcome basket for Jake's brother.
something for all the senses.
Sunlight, sun bright.
end of first grade. end of kindergarten.
onward they go, upward they grow.
the higher, the better.
Cleaning house. Track building.
Trying to stay cool. Containing Baby.
Laundry needs and Playdoh pleas.
The beginning of grass sitting.
Strasburg Elementary put on their annual Fun Fair.
The night was perfect.
We met a couple at church who was visiting Lancaster County.
Turns out he has a bluegrass band and knows over 500 songs by heart.
I asked if he and his wife would like to meet my parents and sing a few songs.
It was a sweet Sunday afternoon together.
"Make new friends, keep the old.
One is silver, the other gold."
Lovie Capri is growing.
And wow! So is our love for her.
She is the most content baby we've ever had, (we'd have 3 more just like her)!
She watches the world go by.
The dear halls of Strasburg Elementary will close for good at the end of this year.
64 years of history and schooling. A new, larger elementary school has been built
nearby and will house the students from Strasburg starting this next Fall.
It's a bittersweet time for this small community.
I need neither future nor past,
but to learn to take today not too fast.