Last week I ambitiously took the boys early Monday morning to pick blueberries at a nearby farm. I had one hour to go and get back before Steve had to get to work. I left him with the two babies. We arrived at the farm about 8:15 in the morning and it was already super hot! The blueberries were just barely ripening so we didn't even fill a gallon bucket. But it was still fun and we plan to go back this week and probably every week until there are no more berries to pick. :) I want a bunch to freeze for the year.
The boys kind of bickered throughout our time and I counteracted by singing various songs, such as "I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart... WHERE? Down in my heart!" and "Praise Him, Praise Him, All ye little children, God is love, God is love!"
It was strange. Micah wanted to "PICK BY HIMSELF" and there were various other little issues. My days are full of these types of things. I've learned that I've got to let go of any sort of schedule or agenda for my days, and to hold those things very loosely, because spontaneous talks, prayers, Bible reading have to take priority during the days. I'm telling you what, I don't know if it is like this in every household, but it is really a constant task to disciple and discipline and instruct my boys. Sometimes I deal with things head on, and sometimes I sing songs :) and hope that will redirect the boys to Jesus.
The farm that we were at is called Thompson's Tree Farm off of Prospect Road. Actually we were on her brother's property. They live side by side and she and her husband grow the Christmas Trees and her brother grows the blueberry bushes. He planted those when the Thompson's daughter got cancer in her early 20's I believe. Blueberries are one of the highest antioxidant foods. This family is so precious. We didn't bring any bread for the goats, but Denise had invited the boys to do so and feed the goats before we left. She saw us out there and road her golf cart over with her granddaughter and gave the boys bread to feed the goats. Then she gave the boys a ride around in her golf cart! They had a fun start to their Monday last week!
Look at my little chubby wubby bubby... :) :) :) He is SO sweet. Enjoying this little guy more and more! Children are such a blessing! I've realized, when days are hard, and everyone is fighting, or my 12 year is talking back and being awful, this is one of God's promises that sometimes is easy to tell, and sometimes you have to believe it on faith! :)
Days are filled now with lots of sweet, sweet baby smiles. Samuel is in the stage of just wanting to stare into your eyes and smile and smile and smile.
Steve and I celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary on June 15th. We took the boys out to my favorite Hibachi restaurant. It is such a fun place to take the kids to eat. But is so expensive it is a once a year treat!
Look at Andrew! What a picture... There were two, I picked the lesser of two evils.
I'm thankful for 10 years with Steve and looking forward to the next 10 years with him!