The little park by our house has old amazing fun to climb trees.
When I was little, I spent most of my days in The Mattis's cherry tree. I'm not sure if they minded much, but probably when I would sneak some of their fruit leather they were drying in the backyard.
I would sometimes hear, "Shelly, does your Mother know you're over here?"
Embarrassing to think now!
I finally made Julia Child's Chocolate Almond Cake. Absolutely the most incredible dreamy cake we've ever had! Really it was. I think we'll make it again this weekend. At first I thought, good grief, so many steps. But really, it was easy easy :)
I have Friday Crafty Girls' Nite tomorrow.....very fun. Linda has dinner and a cute craft planned. I will share that with you this weekend. Maybe this will help jump start me back into crafting. I've been really into Project Life and having so much fun with our walks and adventures at the Farm. So this leaves very little time for crafting. I miss it so much! Especially making dolls, I see a few new dolls in the shop very, very soon!
Have a great weekend, and really do make that cake!
Our friend Dave, was nice enough to let us visit his farm again. This time, to show Jake around. Last time we were there, Jake was at a birthday party and missed it. Boy, did I hear about that when he saw all of the chicken photos!
Jake absolutely wants to live on this Farm. I guess, since we won't be buying a farm any time soon, really probably never. We'll just have to give our backyard a little bit of cottage meets farm life. I think I can do that! Oh, and would it be weird to add a small putting green?
Probably......but I think that would be cool. I've been looking through way too many cottage gardening and landscaping magazines I think :)
Next Spring, we're going to attempt to get a few chickens. I think.
Dave lives on a 200 year old farm. Most of the area around him is now new homes and businesses. I really wish sometimes things would stay the same, but I guess that's how it goes. When we built our home, I'm sure the subdivison was once a well loved farm. They are also building lots of houses behind us, what was once the country---ain't no more.
Jake's First Grade class went to the Zoo this week.
Of course in their bright yellow T-shirts and Utah was sporting Snow and Rain! It was pretty much a blustery day, but no one really seemed to mind---the kids were laughing, playing and loving all of the animals---Jake really has a thing for Scorpions. (his mom......not so much).
Have you ever seen such an adorable T-Shirt? Sweetest thing EVER!
They kids drew portraits of themselves and then they were printed on the shirts. Each class had a different color. I love how creative children are and I love how they see themselves.
When they handed out the shirts last Friday, Dan and I were reading to the class. I saw the shirts and I secretly did a girl scream :)