I’m still pregnant friends. But let’s not focus on the three days overdue thing. Instead, do you mind if I ramble on about the weekend and share way too many pictures? Super…
Saturday we took a trip to our friend Jeff’s farm. It’s about 45 minutes away, so we don’t make it there often, but it’s always a treat when we do.
He farms for the joy of it and it shows. He has goats, pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, ducks and more. It’s great to see these animals live such happy lives on the land, just like they were meant to.
It still makes me cringe when he points to a certain cow and says, oh, that one isn’t friendly and will be hamburger by spring, but you know, that’s the reality of where my steak comes from and I’m happy knowing the cow leads a happy life out in the field, not in a feed lot.
And my eggs I’m so obsessed with? Here is where they come from…
it really makes me want chickens. Hailey was so excited to collect her own two eggs, straight from the chicken, to bring home.
She stored them in her play kitchen and was so excited to help scramble them the next morning.
And that, my sweet girl, is the circle of life.
I was pretty pumped to score a kombucha SCOBY and kefir grains and we wasted no time getting to work on brewing.
More on that another day.
I actually thought I might be going into labor Saturday night. I had timeable contractions every 5-10 minutes, but they were inconsistent and weren’t painful. Sure enough, I woke up Sunday feeling fine. Figuring labor was imminent (obviously, my motherly instinct strikes again), I was excited to spend the time I had remaining soaking up family time, and that’s just what my Mother’s Day consisted of.
We spent the morning reading books, dancing around to Disney music as a family and playing with the cameras.
We took a trip to the farmers market and stopped to smell the flowers.
I promise that we sometimes brush her hair.
I fit in some book reading (the Omnivore’s Dilemma – love me some Michael Pollan!), a nap and a solo trip to Healthy Home Market, too. I organized some food photos from last week…
beer can chicken and grilled veggies
And a mixed up pizza order from Papa Murphy’s. I ordered a large veggie and they gave me a stuffed pizza. I’ll admit, it was delicious mistake!
We went on a family walk and soaked up the afternoon sun on the swing. I snuggled and read to Hailey after shower, which is usually David’s thing. There’s nothing quite as sweet as a sleepy, freshly scrubbed toddler curled up beside you making all the noises to the Bear Hunt book. Swishy swashy.
Today I have another chiropractor appointment and am considering going for a run (ahem, attempting to speed waddle). And the wait continues…