|King Connaher enjoying laser tag|
|Fun night at laser tag|
|Crystal cards for King Connahers 17th Birthday|
|His new Journal/B.O.S|
|Amber, Wulfinite, Chrysoprase, Howlite, 3 Moonstones and a Rutilated Quartz|
|Pan fried oysters|
King Connaher loves to try new food so for his birthday this year he chose something he has had before but only smoked out of a can, Fresh Oysters. I pan fried them in butter breaded lightly and they also all tried them raw. King Connaher and Bug did not like them at all either way lol only smoked for them and Willowtree and Zed didn't mind them raw and liked them cooked. I am so proud of my Minions they never shy away from a new experience
|Gramma bought him some amethyst Runes|
Then the next day is Bugs birthday :)
|Happy 9th birthday Bug|
We had a party with cake and a pinata then we all went swimming and met some friends at the pool to celebrate Bugs big day!
|Bugs presents and cake|
|Blowing out the candles|
Cousin Spencer went down to the huge Comic con in Seattle this year. He brought us all back presents :) He got Bug this backpack and she loved it so much she wore it for three days, even slept in it.
|Bugs new backpack|
Gramma is a painter and she painted this beautiful Butterfly meadow picture for Bug for her birthday this year. King Connaher has inherited her talent and is quite a good painter and Bug loves to paint as well.
The first week in April this year also brought a pretty heavy Spring Blizzard, almost all of the snow had melted then we woke up to this!! Even tho we are very tired of Winter this means lots of moisture so we are not complaining.
and in the midst of all that snow....
Fresh sprouts are yummy and packed with nutritional value. We have a multi tiered sprouter and usually have a variety of fresh sprouts on the go. The fresher the better and this is live!! Can't get any fresher than that.
A very special lady gifted us this book for the Minions. It is an amazing learning tool, has stunning pictures and shows the amazing variety and beauty of the wonderful province we live in. Alberta is big! I have had the pleasure of seeing most of it but the Minions haven't and this book really opened up their eyes to the beauty of were we live.
|Willowtree has been learning different weaves for bracelet making|
An example of some of the different braids and weaves that Willowtree has learned.
We eat as natural as we can and over the years have eliminated most chemicals out of our diet. We grow and raise as much as we can and are slowly adding more and more to our self sufficiency. The Minions know of all the food choices out there and have come to their own conclusions as to why they eat as healthy as they do. I have never told them no when choosing food but have always required that they do research on where it came from and what was in it. They made their own choices from there and I couldn't be happier.
|Zeddicus close up Pic by Bug|
|Zeddicus and Missy|
|First Pussy Willows of the year|
|One of the downside of the Spring melt|
|Willowtree working on her Beltane costume|
|Vegan Hot n Spicy Cauliflower|
|Some of our crystals out to charge in the Full Moonlight|
|Some more of our collection charging in the Moonlight|
|Making Apatite water|
|Bug making spirit spinners|
|Example of a crystal reading|
|Got our tickets for Sun Wheel|
We are all very excited to be going to the Sun Wheel festival at the end of June. We got our tickets at the end of April. It is a Music and Arts festival geared toward Pagans, we all got tickets except Zed and Daddy they have to work :(
Zed and Willowtree worked very hard on their costumes and were featured as the faces of our community in the Edmonton Journal. Willowtree was also scouted by a modeling agency at the festival. Big things are on the horizon for my beautiful Willowtree.