“Ariana, did you see the tree in the front yard?”
“Part of it fell down.”
Fell down? There was no storm, no wind, no act of nature apparent to any of us for why it would fall down randomly Saturday morning.
But sure enough, a branch lay crooked, resting on the ground attached by a mere strip of bark to it’s former home on our mesquite tree.
Allan took the girls outside to help clean it all up. I joined them a bit later with the two little kids.
Feathers are such special found treasures for my children. I was the same as a child. A feather, on the ground, free to pick up and play with? Joy.
Payson’s favorite thing to do with mommy outside… play hide and go seek.
Brooklyn having her own school time every day leaves the middle two kids lots of playtime together. Their relationship has changed a lot this month. They are good friends now. (Formerly very much enemies)
My three daughters.
I love Allan.
Sierra usually does very little work. But on this day she tried very hard to get a lot done. We were proud of her 🙂
Out of all my kids, I can tell Payson and Ember will be the closest. Their bond impresses/melts/inspires me every single day ♥
More hide and go seek 🙂
The smile he gets when I find him, the smile he gets when he finds me- it’s so much fun.
These pictures were taken while I sat on a camping chair and nursed Ember.
The rest of these pictures came from Sunday evening. Black and whites because as gorgeous as the orange-y sunset was at the time, it doesn’t translate as gorgeously in photos 😉
I fall asleep on the floor often. Very often. While nursing, while reading, while playing with the kids… I’m a very, very, very tired mama. lol
(My shirt was pulled up because I’d just nursed Ember)
Payson kept asking me to hold him and my back was aching (it’s always aching!) so I told him he could sit on the counter near me where I was working. That made him happy!
Allan found a stuffed animal of Brooklyn’s in our bedroom and gave it to Brooklyn.
Sierra was super jealous of Brooklyn’s “new” toy. She pouted quite a bit.
Allan and I teased her a lot. We’re kind like that.
The white bear is the stuffed animal Sierra was jealous about. She has one somewhere, we just can’t find it.
Ember was sleeping on my back this whole time.
Payson was hanging on my legs. He does this a LOT lately and it’s really annoying. haha! Cute, but annoying because he intentionally tries to pull my skirts/shorts off. He thinks pantsing people is hilarious. (I certainly didn’t teach him that!)
I put my hand behind me to hold Ember’s hand while I was doing something and felt rubber-ish something. Rubber-ish something? I pulled her hand to where I could see it and she had this binky (which she plays with, doesn’t suck) stuck to her thumb! It made me giggle. She’d been sleeping for quite a while with a binky on her thumb ♥
She woke up shortly after that (when I tried to put her in the swing to finish her nap) and we all went outside to play and enjoy the great weather.