Happy New Year and Thank You

Shane and I are so blessed to have such wonderful clients.  We just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to each of you with this little video created with some of the pictures and video taken this past year of your precious little ones.  Wishing all of you a very happy and safe new year.

 

Last Days of Summer

As we enjoy the last days of summer and the warm temperatures, we are also preparing for the cold winter months ahead.

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Shane and I are excited about the new meal plan we are offering clients and many of you have signed up already.  So many yummy things are in store for all of you.

While we get the outside of The Country Cottage ready for winter, we are also getting the inside ready for lots of fun.  Take a look at Phase 1 of the basement transformation that is happening for our morning play area.  Stay tuned for more pictures and news.

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Summer is finally here!

We are sooooo enjoying the summer at The Country Cottage!  The temps are cool in the morning and perfectly warm in the afternoon.  The children are having a blast and we spend most days outside.  Here are some of the latest pictures of our daily fun.

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I’m pretty sure there are few daycares in town who afford this type of view from an outdoor playpen.  The little ones love soaking in the sun a bit each day.  We make sure they have plenty of sunscreen and can easily pull them into the shade of a nearby tree.

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Here are the 2 and 3 year olds enjoying a game of ball toss in the yard.

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One thing is for sure, when lunch is over these little ones are ready for a nap.  Miss Pip didn’t wait for nap time… :-)

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Our own children are enjoying older kids who join us as well with board games on the deck and various yard games such as badminton.

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The kids, big and small, go on a hike every day.  We took the big kids on a hike alone and in addition to picking wildflowers we saw the most awesome cacoon of caterpillars

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Baby Ducks

Two very sweet baby ducks and two turkeys arrived at The Country Cottage last week.  For now they are growing big and getting ready to join the other ducks and chickens outside.  For now Jude will keep filling up the downstairs sink and letting them swim.

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