Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The hummingbirds are back and the Celtic festival




Every year, I anxiously await the arrival of the beloved hummers. I thought they were very late this year but when I looked back on last year's post, it was the same date as this year...April 26th. I seem to have it in my mind that they return mid April not the end...but anyway they're back and I'm happy.


The Celtic festival which was a big success last year is going to be on Main St. this year! The city council approved it and I'm really looking forward to the Celtic fun and bagpipes downtown on June 19th. Come by and see us if you can! http://www.frontroyalcelticfestival.com/


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring Kids











Our baby goaties were born on April 14th and I had the privilege of attending the birth. I was surprised that Siena had two because she barely looked pregnant (except for her big bag, I wouldn't have guessed).
My two younger girls and three of the the girls from the neighborhood girls were there to see the birth too. No privacy for this mama. :) She had two bucklings who are so cute. They are great fun to watch since they are already so playful and frisky. I named them Romeo and Milano (I like Italian names).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mikey pics














Here's some of Mikey with his hair cut. I love my adorable boy!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lexington Celtic Festival

We enjoyed a beautiful, spring day in Lexington at their Scottish and Irish Festival. I especially enjoyed the young military group that played the bagpipes. They were a dignified group of young men and women.
video

Haircut


Here's my wonderful friend, Shoana, cutting Mikey's hair. She's the only one that he will allow to cut his hair. He wasn't too happy about it (he kept saying "Oh bother!) but she got it cut and she did a great job. Thank you, Shoana!! (Haircut pic to follow)

Easter Sunday








































We had a warm, beautiful Easter Sunday. It's one of my favorite holidays because I love celebrating the Resurrection of the Lord. I didn't take many photos that day so I'm lacking on pics of all the children...here's a few of what I did take that day.

Friday, April 9, 2010

April is Autism Awareness Month


A- Always




U- Unique




T- Thoughtful




I- Intelligent




S- Sometimes




M- Mysterious


Patience is the key. It's needed with all children but (I think) especially with those on the autism spectrum.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter







A happy and blessed Easter season to all! I love this time of year and celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus. Alleluia, He is Risen!!

Big eggs







The chickens are once again laying beautiful, brown eggs. Since they are pastured on green grass, the yolks are a nice, bright orange now. We've been finding some double yolked eggs as well.

Norwex cleaning
















One thing I love about Norwex cleaning products is that they really work and the kids can help without breathing toxins (which are in most cleaning products). Mikey has been helping me with the windows (with just water in the spray bottle and the window cloth). The dust mitt is a great way to get the kids involved with dusting around the house.

Since I had years of dust build up, the dust mitt got really dirty but it washed right out. I'm even getting around to cleaning projects that I haven't dealt with in a loooooong time. Love it!