Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Grace joined our town's soccer team!  The players met for the first time this past Saturday.  Grace is on a team with nine other girls her age.  The picture above shows Grace at her first soccer practice.  Grace was excited to receive her bright orange soccer shirt and to be part of a team.  Grace has practice one evening per week and she has a game every Saturday until the middle of October.  I'm sure there will be lots of pictures over the next month!

Eve was so sweet while watching Grace play soccer.  In the picture above she is cheering loudly while watching her big sister play out on the field!

Jack has also joined our town's pre-K soccer team, which begins in September.  Jack can't wait to begin playing.  I think he is going to love soccer and he is already quite the little soccer player (just like his Daddy!).  I'll be sure to post pictures of Jack at his first practice.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Our Evening at Broadturn Farm

We attended a fundraiser dinner at Broadturn Farm in the middle of August.  Grace attended camp there that week and she worked so hard to harvest vegetables and herbs to help prepare the food.  Grace also helped to make all natural paint for face painting.

I love the picture of Grace above because it represents her spirit so well.  I took this picture of Grace just before we left for the dinner.  Grace was so excited by the event and she was dancing in our yard to express her joy!

Sweet Jack picked flowers for Grace and Eve to hold just before we left.

Grace and Eve arriving at Broadturn Farm.  Grace got very dressed up for this event and she wanted Eve to match with her too!

Grace continued to dance her way all the way there!

Eve dancing in the barn.

Jack getting his face painted.

Grace getting her face painted.

Eve getting her face painted.

Grace and Eve

Grace with her butterfly face paint!

The food at the dinner was straight from the farm and so healthy and absolutely delicious!  The campers did an amazing job with the menu.  

A picture of Eve carrying a cup of water back to our picnic blanket.  Notice Stella, the farm dog, in the background.  Eve loves Stella so much!

Grace admiring the Calendula petal cupcakes that she made earlier at camp that day.  They looked so pretty on the table!

The food and flowers (also grown on the farm) were all so beautiful.  The event reminded me of a wedding.

Jack cleaning up after dinner!  We all brought our own plates and silverware to reduce waste.

After dinner, Jack and Eve enjoyed some time in the barn.


Jack watching a slideshow of pictures of the campers.  Jack is very excited to be attending a six week preschool program one morning per week at the farm beginning in September! 

Eve exploring the farm.

Jack watching Peaches the cow.

Thank you so much to Grace for working so hard to make the fundraiser dinner at Broadturn Farm an event we will never forget.  It was such a special evening for all of us.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I will be back tomorrow with pictures...yay!!! 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Flower Fairies

Here are Eve, Jack and Grace looking at our sunflowers just before we left for a fundraiser dinner at Broadturn Farm last Wednesday.  I think they look like sweet little flower fairies! 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Summer at Broadturn Farm

Many of our summer days have been spent at Broadturn Farm (the all organic farm located near our home). Grace spent a total of three weeks at camp there this summer.  Our family loves this place so very much.  Every morning before camp began the campers and their families gathered in this barn pictured above.  It is such a beautiful space (my pictures do not do it justice).

Here is a sweet picture of Grace and Jack that I took one rainy morning in July just before we left for Broadturn Farm.  I love how they are holding hands.

One of the many things we love so much about Broadturn Farm is that we can bike there from our home.  It is a beautiful ride.  In the picture above you can see Grace and Jack riding their bikes to the farm....we never let a little rain stop us!

Broadturn Farm is one of Eve's favorite places.  She loves everything about the farm but she especially adores the dog that lives there whose name is Stella.  Every time we pass the farm Eve says, "Where oh where oh where Ella?"  In the picture above, Eve gets her first look at Stella and she is quite excited!  :)

The campers at Broadturn Farm make their own shirts, which they all wear the last day of camp.  This year Grace made one for Jack and Eve too!  They all love wearing their handmade shirts and Grace is very proud of them!

In the picture above, Grace is showing me one of the shirts that she made that day.

 We all look forward to the end of camp week because the campers give their family a private tour of the farm!  In the picture above Grace is beginning the tour for us.

Grace had such fun showing Jack, Eve and I one of the baby chicks on the farm!

Broadturn Farm is surrounded by trails that extend for miles in the woods nearby.  Jack, Eve and I have loved exploring the woods and the stream that runs along the path after we dropped off Grace at camp.  We have spent hours near the stream making bark and leafs boats, playing with sticks and building fairy houses.

Eve playing by the stream!

Jack watching one of his bark boats float down the stream. 

 Eve playing with some of the trucks at the farm.

There will be more pictures of Broadturn Farm coming soon.  We attended a fundraiser dinner there this past week and I will be sharing some pictures from our evening. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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