Hello again, everyone! I feel like I've been away from here for a long time so here's a little photo update of my recent adventures, which I've been sharing on my Instagram. Today, I'm in the country, visiting my parents and grandparents. The weather has been so beautiful lately so the kids and I have been enjoying a lot of time outside.

Yesterday, we caught pollywogs from the pond and the kids had a blast sitting in the yard, watching them swim around in the bucket. However, at one point I really did think I saw Rhys with one in his mouth! I yelled from the house "Beets! Is there a pollywog in your mouth?!" Thankfully, I was mistaken and all of the little babies were happily returned to the pond that afternoon.

On a quick trip to town, we stopped at my favorite little thrift store in Bourbon, Missouri and I found a Bakelite spacer for 25 cents! I always look for Bakelite in small towns but aside from the odd Bakelite handled cutlery, this is the first piece I've found.  To help you on your hunting adventures, check out my previous post, How to Identify Bakelite.

Since my grandpa is visiting this weekend, I spent a few nights next door at grandma's country house. She often goes to auctions while she's here on the weekends and finds the quirkiest antiques to decorate her home.

One of my favorite parts about grandma's guest room is the beautiful view in the morning. Sometimes, you can spot wild turkey or deer hanging out in the front yard. Mom snapped this picture of a few turkeys in the fall.

Later today, I think the kids and I will build a fairy house with some moss, acorns and other findings from the pond and meadows.