homestead happenings #12 ~ a wedding, outdoor fun, and birthday prep

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Two more days, or, one and a half days left until the kid’s birthday bash! The supplies have been gathered, the games prepared, the signs made up, RSVPs collected, and the lawn mowed. Papa is taking tomorrow off so he can help set up the tarp tents and do some last minute weed wacking and other yard work while I clean and bake another 100ish cupcakes, yahoo!

For those of you unfamiliar with our new family tradition, last year we started celebrating our kids’ birthdays as a family at one giant picnic-style birthday bash in June. Rather than try to round up our big family and let the kids celebrate with all their friends on each of their birthdays (and not be able to enjoy the time together as just our family unit) we throw one great big fun party for them all, and then do something special with just us on their actual birthdays. We’re really glad we started doing this. The big party is fun, we spend more money on activities and food than we would otherwise be able to do for each of them separately, and the time we spend with them on their birthdays is more peaceful and memorable. You can watch the slideshow from last year’s birthday bash by clicking here.

So in the past week Pal had a sleepover at the grandparents, we attended my stepbrother’s wedding, all of the kids went to another set of grandparents for the night and Papa and I went on a date, we set up the Bags On Sticks tent to prepare for next month’s festivals, did some yard work, went on a nature walk, visited with my aunt and uncle from out-of-state, and a bunch of other stuff my foggy brain can’t remember right now.

I honestly meant to sit down and write a post about the past week, but it just didn’t happen. So instead I’ll share with you some pictures instead. A picture is worth a thousand words right? So, this post should be worth 10,000 words and I don’t have to say any more. Ha!

Enjoy the photos and your weekend. I can’t wait to share this year’s birthday video with you next week!

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(the birdies flew the nest this week!)

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(first harvest from our garden!)

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(Buddy asked me to share his homemade bow and arrow with you)

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Never be within doors when you can rightly be without. ~ Charlotte Mason

One response

  1. Auntie says:

    love the pics <3 Esp the bow and arrow and pic of the littlest and eldest…love you all see u sooon!

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