You cannot step into the same river twice

May 19, 2016

A week, maybe two ago The Husband called to say he would be working late so while the kids were downstairs I decided to pack a Pb&J supper and surprise the kids with a trip to "our spot"

It only took a matter of seconds before toes were in the water and river frogs were being hunted. 

I think this smile says it all. :) It amazes me that no matter how many times we sneak down to this little spot where the river bends it never loses its magic for the kids.   

They are amazed and giddy every time they touch the water.  

This was the first time Archie had been down there that he could actually explore and after some time taking it all in he was trying to keep up with the big kids. 

Archer spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to get over this fallen tree to where the big kids were. 

The first of the many frogs that were caught that evening.

Still trying.

Sister Sue putting the sneak on.....who knows what....frog, turtle, fairy.....they were all up for grabs. 

This boy also spent time throwing whatever he could lift into the water. 

The hand off of slippery frogs resulted in a bunch of giggles. 

This girl was fully content with sitting in the water singing songs to a frog. 

Still trying to make it over the tree. 

I'm so glad my babies love it here. I have a feeling we will be spending a lot of time here this summer. Mainly because I am way to large to be hanging out out the pool so will have to  hide out here at the river instead. :)

sneak peaks of everyday life :)

May 17, 2016

Nothing to special to report just everyday life here with our Herd. We are just about finished with our first year of homeschooling, 3 more days to be exact! :) We are getting ready to start up baseball, and we have officially hit the single digits for number of weeks to go for this sweet baby! We are all very excited for her to make her appearance. :) Still no name as of yet but we have a good list to choose from. So hopefully we will decide on one before she gets here! 

Reading and coloring has been a nice little break in our school day. 

This sweet boy turned 5 and was very excited to get his very own loader! This boy loves to move some dirt! 

Weekend fishing has started and my babies couldn't be more happy about that. Worms, fish, mud, rocks are all ways to my kiddos hearts. :)

This guy keeps looking more and more like a teenager every time I turn around. 

Archie enjoys the fish from afar but isn't so keen on them up close. :)

Now that this boy is 5 he can cast all on his own and throw his own fish back. He is very proud of his fishing skills. 

Love her. 

Her daddy got her a pink pole and she couldn't be more excited. 

And this guy spends a lot of time in the stroller or on his daddy's back in the carrier otherwise he is in the water. 

And last but not least this Princess Pete is officially a reader and her little brothers are enjoying every bit of it!