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Basil in a claw foot bathtub

Kim and Roger’s Back Yard

Last Saturday Daniel and I drove over to his parents house to get some pots and soil, which is only about 3 minutes down the road from us. We had to go to the back of the yard where the shed was to get the pots, and I was quickly reminded of how much I love their back yard. It is quite spacious, and has such a warm personality. It’s so silly how we forget about the simplest and sweetest of pleasures. I am looking forward to spending lots of summer days and evenings in their back yard, playing with Abram and enjoying my family.

This is my favorite accessory of their back yard. Kim had an old claw foot bathtub going to waste in her shed, so a few years ago she took it out and started planting basil in it. Now each year around this time, it is FULL of basil leaves. It’s so pretty.

This is also a favorite of mine. This tiny red car belongs to Daniel’s Uncle Jerry. He drives from Fort White to the house to get his lawn equipment, and parks this car here during the day. Then when he’s done, he leaves his truck and lawn equipment here and takes the more fuel efficient red car home.

This huge deck provides many hours of play time for Abram, and it’s also where we had our wedding reception. A beautiful venue, whether used for play or party.

So what about you? What places, sometimes forgotten, do you enjoy most?

 

 

1 Year Olds!!

I am surprisingly excited that I get to play with not just one babe, but TWO today! And all of Tuesdays and Thursdays for the month of May. My friend Melissa, who watches her own 3 year old and a couple of other kids from church, is about to pop out another little boy this weekend. I get to watch one of the kids that she had under her care while she has the baby and enjoys some time off. Little Miss Maggie is a pleasure! She is a few months older than Abram, and they hit it off so quick this morning! Abe and Maggie have played before, but only in the babe room at church. They’ve never had some good quality 1 year old time together. Her parents are fantastic and really laid back, so I figured it would be an easy day. Here are some pictures from their play time outside this morning!