Oliver started his first day of kindergarten today! I can’t believe he’s old enough for this. Hello reading soon! 😍 He wants to be a scientist when he grows up, and he’s ready to set a good example for the younger kids in his class (in Montessori the kids stay in the same class for three years and then enter their “capstone” year or kindergarten)! 😂💛We ❤️ @raintreemontessori ! #oliveremerson
This ice cream sandwich covered, cheesy grin, nature-loving boy and this horse-bothering, goofy, too much energy dog and I went exploring in our “forest” last night. We found two turkey feathers and a dry creek, and now we are interested in trail making and maintenance. We are loving every second of our new country living! #oliveremerson#hattiethevizsla
It has been a whirlwind couple of months. We sold our first home of 8 years - the home we started a family and made sweet memories in. But it was time for a change, and we were fortunate. We bought a dream envisioned so many years ago. Nearly 10 acres, room to run, explore, grow...for all of our little family (animals included). I have to admit, it all still feels like a dream. A fantastic dream. I hope it always feels like a dream.
The house is larger, the outdoors more wild, and there’s a barn ready for horses...eventually. Oliver and I are trying to convince @jakobeon we need a mini donkey first. It’s been too long since I had horses in my life daily, and I feel like a gaping hole is starting to heal and close. It is a wonderful feeling.
Please, friends, come visit and play. We hope you benefit from this happy little piece of paradise too. We can’t wait to share it with you. 🏠💛🌾
Oliver and I went to see Incredibles 2 today as a reward for earning 25 marbles for doing chores, being good/polite/kind/helpful, and listening. The next marble goal is going to Science City. Proud of this kid. We had a great time, and the movie was good too! #oliveremerson
It’s been a busy time for our family as of late. We sold our house and are moving in a little under two weeks! 😳😳😳 We have a color-coded moving system, 39 boxes packed so far, all toys sorted/thrown out/organized into boxes/tubs, and so much more to pack. So here’s to today: a tiny handprint on my car door, Eleanor sleeping in the car on a drive out to the new place, and a real picture of the kind of chaos moving after 8 years in one place looks like. Cheers to the weekend and new adventures! 💛🌾🏡 #eleanorviolet
What a wonderful day we had on the prairie with sweet friends! The weather was cool and breezy, abnormal for this time of year, but appreciated. I love letting the kiddos explore and run around while taking in the gorgeous Kansas view. @glizas84 I can’t wait to do it again! 🌾🌾🌾 #tallgrassprairie#kansas
What a dad, what a dad, what a dad, what a mighty fine dad. Our children are wild, but they sure are sweet. They’re like a strawberry sour belt from Nifty Nuthouse: rough around the edges, sweet at first then burn-your-tongue sour only leaving you wanting more. The truest of truths, though...we love you sooooo much @jakobeon.#happyfathersday#oliverandeleanor#oliveremerson#eleanorviolet
We have house showings and an open house today (1-3 PM if you’re interested) so we decided to go to KC to visit family and go to Costco. Poor Hattie is feeling pretty anxious, but she never minds being carried around by @jakobeon. Silly dog. #hattiethevizsla