These pics are from yesterday. We got swimsuits on, but down by the lake we all felt too cool too swim. I ended up getting sweatshirts for Danica and I. Three boys played some imaginary game with toys. One boy smashed rocks into powder – sorted by various hues – to experiment with some natural dyes.
I’m always trying to do the size of the waves justice, but I haven’t figured out how to do that with a camera yet.
Jaska plunked himself down, as he usually does, right next to his little pack – on guard duty.
Sites from the big brothers’ room.
Danica’s “dinner theater”.
Bit by bit, pile of junk by pile of junk, things are getting organized here. It’s a process, alright. I don’t want to move again. Maybe our landlord will decide to sell! Or maybe by the time it is time to move again this will be a hazy memory. Little by little, we’re also trying to get more “routine” back into our days.
This morning the kids and I went to the farm that we picked strawberries at. This time it was for peas and potatoes. On the way home we stopped at a little “shack” at the end of someone’s driveway with an honour system for eggs. The eggs were all different sizes and colours – “Farm Yard Mix” as they were labeled – and everyone was eager to choose which egg they wanted to eat. That made lunch easy. (And, Ben, who has refused to eat boiled eggs in ages was the first to ask if he could pick an egg to eat. And he ate it!) I also bought some fresh pesto and a fresh wheatberry salad from the little shed. All yummy. We also stopped to inspect (and pick) wild flowers that were new to us, to try to get a closer look at a beaver lodge (couldn’t get close but found lots of wild raspberries), and lastly, at a spring-fed, hole-in-the-rocks pool that is very close to our road. I told the kids we’ll get our bikes all geared up and bike over there for a swim sometime soon. At last, we arrived home and everyone chose their egg and we had lunch. Zach is busily working away in his Biology Coloring Book and the other three boys are playing outside. Danica is sleeping and, I suppose, I have to force myself to finally get around to setting up online banking stuff at our new bank. I can put it off no longer.