Love Michael's smile in this pic.
Michael quickly built a brood box and they were thriving.
Sadly, when we transferred them to the garden that has a deer fence made of chicken wire around it, a fox dug under the fence and ate ever last one of them. The kids were devastated. If they had had a coop to go into at night they would have been OK. It was a hard lesson in putting the cart before the horse, but guess what? My husband finished the coop. Now we need to reinforce the bottom of the fence and we'll be ready for chicks again in the spring.
On a happier note, I took this pic of Rina at one month old in the little daisy dress that my sis bought her. She looks like a little smiling cupcake. Such a sweetie.
Our sleeping beauty.
Michael was gone again for training in Hawaii soon after Rina was born. This pic was taken the night he got back. The girls love to snuggle with their daddy. Love my handsome soldier :)
Josiah swinging with Rina in the cool of the evening.
Rina got to spend some time being held by my dad, "Papa", as well as all the other relatives.
Rina, trying to stay cool in her pack and play while camping.
Time is flying by. Rina is now two months old and smiling and making us fall more and more in love with her every day. It feels like we aren't getting much done on the homestead this year between taking care of a baby and the extreme heat we've been experiencing, but that is OK. We are readjusting as a family. Making room for Rina. Reconfiguring the activities of the older kids. Spending more time with friends at the pool. Getting some inside projects done. I'm so thankful for this life. The different seasons bring their own challenges and blessings. I don't want to waste a precious minute.