Monday, June 29, 2015

Oh June, What a Month :)

Happy last day of June, guys!
This month has been an absolute whirlwind of things to do, celebrations and a little travel throw in the mix.  We had birthdays, holidays and milestones met this month that I wanted to share with you all.
Of course, the first little bunch of photos is just of out and about the farm showing how the landscape has changed just since last month. 

Path towards the back hay fields. 

I love the smell of clover blossoms this time of year...devine! 

This is a pond built by the DEC last fall to promote wood duck habitation. I am just amazed by how much greenery has grown and how many frogs are here now!

The second creek behind the house.  Looking much warmer and greener now. 

Our first celebration was my oldest daughter's birthday. 
This month Pumpkin Pie turned 6! 

Here she is as a 1 year old. :)

Now as a big 6 year old! 

 I just can't believe it. Sweet as can be, this one.  She had a great day at Kindergarten wearing her birthday crown and being the "line leader" and sharing a sweet treat after lunch.  She's normally very shy, but she said she loved all of the birthday attention at school.  :)

Little Button snagged a cupcake from the top bin when we weren't looking! 

Minion cupcakes...kind of rough, haha, but I tried my best with what we had on hand. (Luckily 5 and 6 years are not that judgmental when it comes to cupcakes.) :) 

We took the girls to Build-A-Bear for the first time and they LOVED it.  We were the only people there as it was 3pm on a school day so they got lots of attention and the staff were so friendly. 
A million dollars later  (lol) we had dinner at Pumpkin Pie's restaurant of choice "The Chinese Buffet." :)  They both ended up eating pizza there!  

Towards the middle of June, the girls had a sleepover at my mom's house and I had the nicest morning walk.  I rarely have the morning to myself as I usually sleep until the last possible moment or the girls wake me up first.  I could take my time, enjoy the morning light and snap photos along the way.

The tomato plants were looking fab...they're about 4x this size now! 

Our beautiful, tiny little town. :) 

Later that day, we headed to Sturbridge, Massachusetts for my friend's wedding  We stayed in this quaint little place called the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.  It was fabulous!  The owners were so nice, the inn was so cozy and quiet.  I definitely recommend it if you are ever in the area.

I'm excited about this little "fireplace". (Easily amused!) 

We didn't get to visit Old Sturbridge Village, but we hope to go back here with the kids for a weekend and check it out.  The actual wedding was held there, and the ceremony was inside the old church and it was so cool. 

My favorite tree.  

Next we celebrated Father's Day and the Summer Solstice, which I did a separate post here.

We also celebrated Pumpkin Pie's Kindergarten graduation and the beginning of summer vacation!

Getting so tall! 

Lastly, we celebrated Little Button's 3rd birthday. :)

Little Button 10 months old. :) 

Now as a 3 year old! 

 This is such a great age.  She had no expectations, just pure excitement.  She opened one present in the morning and played with it all day; she didn't ask for anything else!  We had a small family party and it was really laid back and fun.  After dinner she opened the rest of her gifts and said "Wow, just what I always wanted!!" after every single gift.  ADORABLE. :)

The girls decorated the cake. :) 

June was a busy month!  Thank you so much for letting me share with y'all what our family has been up to this month. I know you come here for the dolls, but I can't help and share a little personal stuff as well and I always appreciate you taking the time to have a look.

I love seeing snippets of everyone else's "real life" on your own blogs so I hope you all do the same once in a while!

I am going to try this new format of doing an "end of the month" summary for my own memories, but also to still be able to focus the majority of my blog on doll collecting and review.

I hope you're all having a great day and thanks again for stopping by!  xoxo


  1. That's a fun cake that your girls designed!

    I love seeing your surroundings there - all those creeks and rolling hills are absolutely gorgeous.

    1. Thanks, jSarie..I know, it's so pretty, isn't it? It really makes up for the fact that there is snow on the ground for six straight months, lol.

  2. What a lovely post, and who cares about there not being any dolls when you are sharing your two very sweet real live dollies with us! Such pretty little girls, happy birthday to both of them....all the best people are born in June you know ;) but then I would say that, wouldn't I!!!!
    Love the photos of the farm, everything is so green...and the cupcakes and the big birthday cake too...makes me want to eat something sweet!
    I'm glad you enjoyed the month of June and yes, a great idea to do a sort of summary like this at the end of each mo nth....I wish we'd had the internet when my boy was young! :)
    bighugs Sharon in Spain xx

    1. Thanks, Sharon...yes, June is a great month to be born! :) I am always in the mood for sweet treats, unfortunately! It's crazy how much you can document now regarding your lives, isn't it? I can only imagine what it will be like in another 20 years! Probably 3D videos and virtual reality.
      Big hugs back from NY! xo

  3. Hi Farrah, the birthday girls did a wonderful job on the cake! Your posts are always lovely, I really appreciate you wanting to share your stories and beautiful pictures of the farm and things like that with us :-). It's hot weather over here right now, I hope you can enjoy lots of sunshine too over there! Big hugs, xx

    1. Thanks Linda! It's so good to have you back and I hope you are staying cool over there! It's been raining for days here and unseasonably cool, but it's supposed to be more summery towards the end of the week..can't wait! Big hugs back :)

  4. Thanks for sharing Farrah, it must have been a great month!
    Your girls are beautiful and so sweet!
    The pictures of the farm and surroundings are really soul soothing!

    1. Oh, that is so nice of you to say, Billa...thank you! :)

  5. You have the most adorable widdle girls! Oops my Grandmommy talk slipped out. LOL Your family is living exactly as I always wanted. Thanks for sharing. Your pictures are like fresh air since we spend a lot of time indoors working on our hobby. Keep 'em coming :-D

    1. Thank you, grandmommy!! Your words are always so encouraging. I know what you mean about "fresh air" as so many hours of my day are spent looking out the window wishing I could be outside instead! :)

  6. What great photos! I could almost smell spring in the air! Your daughters are so adorable. What's funny to me is what Little Button says when she opens each of her gifts! "Just what I always wanted!" is exactly what my eldest daughter always said whenever she opened a gift! I have video after video of her saying that for so many years. She is 19 now and I do get a thank you from her, but her reactions are much understated compared to her excitement when she was a little girl. Thanks for sharing and a happy birthday to both of your girls!

    1. That is so cute about your eldest daughter...even better that you have it on video! I was able to catch it on camera (the "just what I always wanted" part) over and over and everyone was laughing, it was so cute. I am just trying to enjoy all of these moments! Thank you for extending the birthday wishes to the girls. :)

  7. Your girls are so cute! I remember my nephew doing the "oh thanks, it's just what I wanted" thing when he was about that age too. Love the Minion cupcakes!

    1. Thanks, Flo! I really could've done much better with those Minions, but I tried not to be too self-critical :) Turning 3 is the cutest age to celebrate a birthday that I've notice so far! Both girls "loved everything" at that age. :)

  8. It looks like you have had a GREAT month! You have truly beautiful children and I want to wish them a late birthday!

  9. what a great and beautiful month! Your little girls are adorable. Hope they had a happy birthday- and that cake looks like they had fun! The minion cupcakes are cute! The inn is lovely.

    1. Thanks Lisa! They had great birthdays this year and especially loved being part of the cake decorating process. :)

  10. Great pictures. You live in a beautiful area.
    And your little girls are so adorable.
    Thank you for sharing some of your personal life.

    1. Thanks Linda. NY state is such a pretty place to live (at least most of the year!) Thank you for your nice comment. :)

  11. The photography is stunning! I love the scenery! I bet the birthdays were fun! :)


  12. Hello Farrah Lily,
    A very happy belated birthday to both of those gorgeous little girls. I hope they had a tone of fun. That inn is wonderful!
    Big hug

    1. Thank you, Giac! If you are ever in that area you should totally check the Inn out! :)
      Big hugs back,