Ranger turned 17. Seventeen! Soon I'll be sitting down to plan out next school year, his last school year! Oh, sigh. Those kids. One day they're drooling little babies, and the next day they're taller than you and have a man's voice.
Him and his dad:
I made a good attempt at making him cake pop snitches. Ranger had requested a snitch cake since that is what Harry Potter was given on his 17th birthday. ;) A few of them turned out, the wings fell off the rest of them! But, they still tasted super duper yummy.
Ranger and I:
Our silly diaper clad munchkins. Busy is 25 months, Roo is 5 months.
I love my fat baby.
Grendel. I see folks frequently ending up at my blog after Googling "Leonbergers" (his breed). I apologize for never talking about him. LOL He's a great dog. A fantastic family dog. At 4 years old, he still acts like a big, old excited puppy. Very often, when people visit our farm, they announce, "That is the hugest dog I've ever seen in my life!" He loves everybody. And isn't he handsome.
A bird flew into our house the other day! Monkey found this little swallow scrambling around in a kitchen windowsill trying to get out. It was so neat to see one up close! I'd always thought they were black as I see them zipping around our homestead (hopefully gobbling up mosquitoes). But this little guy was a deep, shiny blue. So pretty! He flew off quickly, seemingly unharmed.
Roo enjoying Grandma love:
Put on your big sister's rain boots, sit in the dirt and play with bailing twine? Sure, why not!
While some of the littles were in the bath tub today, I stuck some new pretty things into my dreads.
More of my silly children:
Pretty little miss Farmgirl today:
Monkey is our resident garter snake catcher. He has no fear of them, just snatches them right up!
Those are some of the things making me smile these past few weeks. Today I feel entirely full of smiles and gratitude to God for sending my incredible husband onto my path exactly 11 years ago today. If someone had told me on that night that that super attractive guy I just met was going to buy me a farm in Idaho, have 6 children with me, and we were all going to become Catholic, I would haven't believed one word of it. Not a single one! Funny how life is, don't you think. :)