29 March, 2012

Elias is 6 years old!

Elias's favorite things this year:
Building stick forts in the back yard
Giving hugs
Tae Kwon Do
Lincoln Logs
Riding his bike- he is a really good biker
Drawing pictures

What a blessing it is to live with such a kind, tender spirit.  I love this boy with all my heart.

Elias wanted Pepperoni Pizza for his birthday dinner~

His new helicopter is his favorite

6 years!

22 March, 2012

Back yard clean up~

It is so nice to get out in the back yard and play.  We love spring in Minnesota.
Ruby can wear her fun poncho that Grandma Castle made for her.  

Elias is a WONDERFUL helper.  He helps with yard work and cleaning up after the dog.
 He is a really good boy.

Ruby enjoys the back yard toys.

17 March, 2012

It seems that Spring has Sprung in Northern Minnesota!

Mama and Elias are tapping maple trees, collecting sap, to make maple syrup.  

Eric helped by drilling holes in the trees and installing taps.

We had a wonderful visit from Grandma and Grandpa Castle.

Wendy made delicious breadsticks.

Elias and Jesse really enjoyed the cheesey bread.

Aunt Hayley is Very fun to play with!

We got to visit our favorite farm!  The weather has been remarkably warm.
We love it!  But hope our fruit trees will still produce.  

A baby cow was born just as we arrived at the farm.  Beautiful in the morning light.  We love visiting Klawitter Farms~  

Ruby got to wear her mud boots.  

And we brought our chickens home, we missed them this winter.
It is nice to have fresh eggs from our own back yard again.  

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