We have been in the garden a lot again (this may be one of the most commonly repeated phrases in my random updates). Digging, planting, enjoying the sun, ignoring the cold, making sculptures out of junk, spreadng the remaining sand from last year all over the grass, picking dandylions, and creating wonderful mayhem. In my case replace sand, dandylions, and mayhem with knitting, reading, and drinking actual hot cups of tea while the children occupy themselves. :)
Jenna has spent a lot of time sailing her new boat - made with help from Chris on Sunday.
We made it to town and back to do jobs and pick up birthday necessities. I left the house with three girls, sunhats, cardigans, assorted other acoutrements, and a teddy bear in a toy buggy. And I returned home with everything and everyone I left with, amazingly, and even more incredible, with everything from my list! Here are the children, on the long walk in. My children have Rules about stopping to look at diggers. :)
What else? We have had friends round a couple of times, including the sweet little boy from next door who talks about nothing but Ben10. *hehe* We have made invisible ink. Made and eaten an excessive amount of ice lollies. And finished Rowan's birthday presents.
Getting ready for another walk. The very ordinary things have a kind of glow to them right now. I am overflowing with thankfulness.
Here's an in-progress of mine. I'm making a large table protector with the string from my veg boxes. As you can see, I've been working on this for a while (and we eat a lot of fruit and veg)!
And a play picture - made even more irresistable by sweet Jenna wearing one of Rowan's skirts! That child! *grin*