Ana isn't here this weekend. She has run off to a devotional/musical/ camping youth retreat. Which sounds pretty awesome, so I guess we will forgive her. In the meantime, I did catch her with her guitar before she left-- she set a prayer to music for the event.
Simon, Bella, Asher and I went up to visit my mum and dad yesterday. On the way, I stopped to document the kildeer nest the childrenspotted a week ago. While I was quickly trying to take a few photos, two crows were nearby (which is why neither parent was on the nest). Those parents did a good job-- the crows had no idea what they missed.
Asher and I have had quite a bit of time together lately. I recently went with him on a field trip, and will try to get some photos of that up soon. He has been a pretty happy and relaxed little guy this week, which is impressive as things have been busy and slightly chaotic. Here he is enjoying "the BEST hot chocolate ever!"
Bella is such a lovely girl. On Friday, Sonlla drove the youth up to the retreat. When Bella realized she would ahve to do the long drive home alone, she immediately wanted to go along in order to keep Sonlla company. I am so incredibly grateful to have such loving, strong role models for my children. We are blessed indeed.
Also? It took us less than 48 hours to devour our giant 7 lb box of strawberries. I hid the rest. Looks like we will have to go out again...