The cousins were up visiting! One of our very favorite things.
We took an amazing hike behind our house.
We went off the trails, on new trails, and all over the place. Here we are hiking a pretty intense incline up to the very top of the hill. (Mutton Hill is it’s traditional name.)
At the top—you can see Lake Champlain and NY in the background.
And facing the other direction you can see towards Middlebury.
The beautiful, amazing stone wall way up there at the top.
Dyeing Easter eggs!! We actually did this twice (once by ourselves at home and once with the cousins at Grandma’s). He was SOO excited!
And so focused.
That evening working on the stone wall that goes behind our house. It was actually Brad’s idea to take these pictures. The wall is amazing! Brad loves working on it and he and Joseph spend many evenings out there. They are extending it to include the new area we opened up last summer.
Good thing Grandma takes care of things like Easter egg bags. Joseph is at a perfect age for this and just loved all the excitement.
Easter egg hunt Bree, Amy, and I pulled together last minute.
The horses wondering what the heck is going on!
Cousin love. I met Bree on her third birthday and this weekend we celebrated her 13th. It is amazing how time flies, But even more importantly, I am so lucky to get to be in her life. LOVE YOU BREE BREE!!
Lots of sorting, counting, trading, etc . . . (This is a Joseph tradition. One year Joseph found a permanent marker and wrote his name on every single piece.)
Beautiful, happy boy.
All the cousins!
Love family time, holidays, and sunshine.