I adore my two girls and celebrate the differences between the two of them.
They really are so different in so many ways.
A few weeks ago, we worked as a family on a project in our backyard.
I use the term "worked" loosely and you will see why.
When we moved in our house three years ago, we had a BEAUTIFUL fish pond in our backyard.
The previous owners had worked so hard on it and it was stocked full of beautiful, huge Koi fish.
It even had a waterfall.
We tried for almost two years to keep it up, but never could get the chemicals right.
Tim kept cleaning out the filter (which he hated) and messing with the chemicals but the water looked worse and worse and the fish started dying.
We spent a ton of money trying to make it work, it just didn't work for us.
Soooooo......he freed the fishies and he drained it and it was an awful eyesore for a while.
He filled it with dirt.
We got some mulch to put over the dirt and here you can see my little crew working hard.
You will begin to see a pattern here.
I see that Kacie is working really hard here.
Megan is like a little machine when she sets her mind to something.
She was all about helping with this project.
Notice Kacie hard at work over there playing in the rocks.
Meg stood right beside me to go get anything I needed or to hand me the flowers to plant.
What in the world is that child doing with the rocks?
Megan came up with a bright idea that she was sooooo proud of.
She wanted to put an old stool that went with their playhouse in the middle of the garden.
She saw a rabbit that used to hang from a ledge and thought it would be cute sitting on there.
Here she is very proud of her idea.
Is Kacie actually helping?
I doubt it.
So here is Meg's masterpiece.
If she asked me once she asked me a hundred times, "Momma, wasn't that such a great idea? It's just like a miracle that I thought of it, isn't it? Aren't you so glad I thought of that? Don't you think it just looks beautiful?" :)
Meg is actually looking at her Dad who is taking way too many pictures in her opinion.
I'm sure she is saying "Daaa-aaddd!!!" here. :)
They ended their night catching lightning bugs.
It doesn't get any better than that. :)