Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer produce picking

One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh produce.  In Florida, everything comes just a little bit early.  We inherited a peach tree on our property when we moved in, and we have loved picking peaches all June!

In May, Marty has a blueberry fundraiser for one of the missions trips.  We have enjoyed joining them each year and picking blueberries to sell at church.  This was the first year HG really picked and ate her weight in blueberries :)




Mothers Day




Wednesday, May 4, 2016

crafting, cooking, reading, playing




 HG loves helping with family pizza night.  Our favorite pizza crust recipe is from 100 Days of Real Food: http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2010/04/01/recipe_homemade_whole_wheat_pizza/


 I make 1/2 the recipe for just one big pizza that is plenty for the three of us with some leftovers.

 Hatley-Grace loves to grate the cheese the most!
 These Melissa and Doug magnet dress ups are a favorite toy right now.
 And the Highlights magazine, High Five is a big hit every month.
 This project made me wish HG had a shorter name :)  It took multiple days to finish this craft.

Easter in pictures...

Easter basket fun: princess bubbles, princess band-aids, cheddar bunnies and fruit snacks.







 Brunch and egg hunting with friends...





Friday, April 8, 2016

Easter Egg Hunt

Waiting for the hunt to begin...
 Hanging with her favorite high school seniors!
 Listening to the rules with Mimi...
 Daddy broke all the rules, picked HG up at the sound off, and ran her to the opposite side of the field to hunt the eggs.
 Running...
 Collecting...
 Running some more...
 Collecting some more...
 Her basket is all full.
 Pastor Cortese sharing some eggs and money with Hatley-Grace...
Showing off to the Easter bunny...
 Successful egg hunt...

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Farm and mermaids with Mi Mi

We enjoyed a visit from my Mom the week of Easter.  
 We took a trip to a friend's house by the lake and visited their "mini farm".

 We also went to see the Weeki Wachee mermaids perform The Little Mermaid.
Hatley-Grace loved seeing the mermaids dance and sing underwater. 
 It was a really neat show, and the mermaids have been performing there since the 50s.  
 Ariel and Prince Eric dancing on dry land.
 The park also had an animal show, water slides and pool, and a playground.  We will make another visit again soon, it was such a fun morning out!