We are lucky enough to have a beautiful Japanese maple tree in our back yard which I love. I have to be honest, it had a lot of swing in the decision to rent this place, or at least it did on my part. We had a big Japanese maple in our front yard growing up and they just always feel like home to me. Oliver spends hours climbing in it's branches or playing in it's shade. I love watching the leaves change all different shades of crimson, but what I love best is the sparkly, dappled sunlight it lets through in the mornings.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Oliver in his new bed, complete with ladder and canopy and space to play underneath
Watching your child grow older is such a strange thing. On one hand I can hardly remember life before him. I know him so well it feels like he's always been here. But, on the other hand I remember the day he was born as if it was yesterday. As if, were I to go upstairs right this minute, I'd find a tiny baby boy asleep in his crib instead of the 5 year old boy fervently drawing dinosaur skeletons under his bed that I would actually find. I love the today him, the curious, bright, creative him. I'm so excited to watch him grow into who God plans him to be. My Oliver, my sweet boy.
just a few days old
Thursday, July 21, 2011
There's nothing better then fresh local berries. We wait with eager anticipation for the local farms to open for the season and boy is it worth the wait! Their berries always make the imported strawberries taste like water in comparison. One particularly sunny afternoon a few weeks back, we headed over with Gramma and Papa for a little treat. Strawberry milkshakes to kick off the season!
Mmm were those milkshakes ever good!!