Several months of planning, and my sister and I managed to execute a surprise birthday party for our mother on Monday.
She was surprised!
The last several weeks I have been painfully busy trying to not only get regular farm chores and garden chores done...but also cleaning up the yard and house for guests.
I admit that the combination of 7 kids and many, many farm critters can lead to a less than beautiful home and yard. It looked like the Clampits had moved in, judging by some certain nooks and crannies.
Mom had family in from as far away as Canada for the celebration!
My kids had a blast with cousins here and we even found time to chill on Sunday with a cookout and some swimming.
Journee took the younger kids on horse rides. Athena has been lavished on immensely these last several days with a thorough grooming and open turn out. She enjoys the grazing very much.
Zeb was entertaining by showing off his bantam rooster baby named "Teeny-Tiny."
Now, we are planning the movie night kick off this Friday. We have the outdoor movie screen up and are planning to open with The Hobbit. We look forward to summer movie nights so much.
Who said large families and farmers can't have a blast in the summer? We might not be headed to the beaches of Florida, but we are enjoying all that summer has to offer. We are enjoying the land and the awesome warm nights.
We sometimes even get to go out and visit one of the most beautiful cities around.
* The Walnut Street Bridge. The large boat in the background is The Delta Queen*Chattanooga is just down the road and we like to eat out and walk the bridge across he Tennessee River.
Rumor has it that Willow wants to visit the Tennessee Aquarium for her birthday in June and that a family pass is being purchased. I bet we have a great family day next month in Chattanooga!
Now that summer is here, what plans do you have for family fun?