Saturday, August 1, 2015

Among The Flowers

Yesterday was a gorgeous day to be in the fields at Hanson's Farm picking flowers for our flower share. Twenty stems each week initially always sounds like enough, but when you are in the fields looking at all the gorgeous flowers all of a sudden twenty stems often feels like too few! xo 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Nature Journals

Thank you, Kim and Reece, for the beautiful nature journals for the girls! They are just perfect and were adored from the moment they first saw them! They will definitely be put to good use!  xo

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Scenes From The Lake

It's been another absolutely gorgeous week at the lake! 
The weather has been truly magnificent, and the girls have logged countless hours swimming and building sandcastles. 
It's also been another fabulous week of swimming lessons for these part mermaid children of ours. 
They swim before their lesson, swim during their lesson and stop by to say hi to me and head right back in to the water after their lesson. This is what summer is all about, my friends. 
We also loved having so many friends join us at the lake throughout this week. It was such a treat to have different friends to visit with each day! Thank you to everyone who came and spent some time with us. It was lovely to get to share our lake days with you! xo

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Summer Bouquet

We are so happy to once again be part of a flower CSA. Getting to have fresh flowers in the house (twenty stems a week for the twenty week CSA season, nonetheless) really is such a lovely treat! xo

Monday, July 27, 2015

And She's Off!

 Tonight I discovered Grace helping Emma learn to ride her bike. Emma gave it a good shot on Grace's bike but ultimately decided she'd rather give it a try on her (much-too-small-for-her) bike. She went back to our house, got out her wrench, removed her training wheels and...
 walked her bike back down the street to her sister. She proclaimed all the way that she would spend the next days and weeks figuring out how to ride her bike without training wheels if that's what it took. 

Grace headed home to change dresses.

 And no sooner did I say to my friend and neighbor Lily that "she'll probably start riding her bike like right now" than she did!
What a sight to see! 
 And us mamas just smiled with pride as another little from the street was now on two wheels! There's truly nothing like watching them learn to ride and seeing the pride on their face when it all just comes together right before their eyes. It's pretty much as awesome as when they first laugh, or first figure out how to walk. It's a moment that none of us shall ever forget! 
Grace returned and was super surprised to see Emma riding (as we knew she would be)! 
She is so proud. We all are so proud. And what makes me even more proud is how she waited until the moment it felt right in her soul for her to take her training wheels off (for good). They had been off before and were then put back on and remained so until this very night when it was finally her time. Watching her glide past us tonight was as if she had never had those training wheels on at all.  It was as if she had been riding a two wheeler her whole life. What an absolutely beautiful sight on this absolutely most beautiful of nights! Congrats, Emma! We are so very, very proud of you! xo

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Friday Morning In Fairyborough

Yesterday was an absolutely perfect day to head to the Discovery Museums in Acton for their Fairyborough event! We arrived first thing in the morning and stayed until it was time to head to the lake for swimming lessons. The girls had a wonderful time writing fairy mail, building fairy houses and writing fairy stories to be included in the Fairyborough Library! More details of our adventure will be over on the New England Fall Events website sometime this autumn (I'll be sure to post when our piece has gone live over there). Thanks to our dear friend Alexandra for choosing us to attend this truly fabulous event (and the Dirtopia event last month)! We had a truly fantastic time! xo

Friday, July 24, 2015

{This Moment} Bathing Beauties

{This Moment} - A Friday ritual. A single  photo  - no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you are inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments section for all to find and see. We wish you a fun-filled weekend! xo