Yesterday, Charlotte celebrated her eighth birthday…seven was heaven and eight will be great…so says my girl!

Here are a few pics of the birthday girl and her favorite gift:  a handcrafted family of Forest Fairies and their very fine dwelling.  The boys did a wonderful job gathering natural materials and helping in the assembly of the furniture.  We used acorn caps for dishes, shagbark hickory for the table and shutters, dried sunflowers and other assorted wildflowers for adornment, twigs, walnut hulls and milkweed pods for the rocking chair.  The gnomes and fairies have been playing together happily for most of the day!

And now, preparations for our visitors. The Grands will be here on Friday and we are excitedly preparing. Prayers, please? My energy level is seriously diminished and there’s much to do…thanks!