Spring has Sprung…

This is what spring looks like in my neighborhood right now. I can’t get enough!IMG_8479


We have been working diligently on our garden and yard the last couple weeks. The gardens are completely prepped for veggies. I’ve planted carrots and spinach. (Hopefully they grow, since the dog and kids got into the beds after the fact.)

We decided to expand our garden this year. We have a bit of yard on the side of our house that just sits there and does nothing. We decided we would build three more raised square foot gardens there. We had already moved our raspberry patch there, so we created more of a bed around it, and I used some odds and ends (a couple pieces of vinyl lattice we’ve had forever, and some wooden stakes with some wire) to create a little fence to make a divide between the raspberries and the neighbor’s yard. It looks fabulous already. I even moved an old wooden rocking chair back there to add to the cute factor.

IMG_8378 IMG_8379 IMG_8457 IMG_8361{I even planted pansies and violas in the containers by the front door.}

This weekend is the beginning of Spring Break for the kids. I knew I needed to kick it up a notch in the “super mom” department. So, I went through my Pinterest pins and found a few springy activities to do over the next week.

Today’s activity: Build a Nest

We gathered all the cardboard boxes out of recycling, a bunch of sticks, some scrap fabric, and some rafia. With a glue gun and duct tape we created a nest for the kids to play in.


Then we decided to check out the Bunny Bop at Station Park in Farmington. (A family activity day where most things are free!)

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Last night River asked, “Can we talk? I like talking to you.” She need not say another word, because I couldn’t say no. Though, I admit…not long ago I might have for the sake of more sleep, or time by myself. No, I want to be more present as a parent.

We stayed up and talked until 9:30. We planned things like her Willie Wonka birthday party, we laughed, and we read part of her new book which is a book in the Willie Wonka series. It was a perfect evening. One like many more I hope to have with her. Can’t believe she is almost eight years old! It’s wonderful, and sad, all at the same time.IMG_8485 IMG_8484 IMG_8483 IMG_8481

{She made this shirt yesterday by herself. She sewed the heart on herself and everything. No guidance. She added straps of ribbon later. But, I thought it was pretty awesome that she took the initiative to do something like that.}

~Nostalgic Knucklehead

About stacey

I am the Mom of two young, rambunctious girls, a curious little boy, and a wee little man who is bursting with joy for life. I just wanted to do something for myself that allowed me to harness the magical moments of being a Mom. (A job that sometimes feels thankless, misunderstood, and considered easy by those that haven't done it.) I wanted to be more positive by looking more closely at the good things that happen every day via photos and my thoughts.
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