You thought I forgot, didn't you? Even sick, I've kept to my daily photos. It's really opening up the way I see the world, looking for things to remember and celebrate each day. Most of what I'm celebrating right now is spring.
On Thursday we got a pretty new bench for out front:
And do you see, off to the side? GREEN grass.
The whole world is turning green, that beautiful soft spring green, and it's just lovely.
Along with the green, we get a little white:
Pretty trees with pretty flowers.
Know where else there are pretty flowers? My garden. I'm taking lots of photos of it because it's my very first one. It makes me smile every time I see it.
And, of course, the kids are out every day. The blackflies are out too, but they haven't started biting yet so so far it's still safe to open the door and send them off on adventures. Their favourite place to play is out at the giant ant hill. Fascinating!
(this is one of the photos I took while sick and in the house. quality is quite poor. sorry.)
Remember the bench? Well, we installed it without the kids even really noticing. Until today. Today they spotted it. In kid world? Doesn't look much like a bench. Apparently it looks like a table, because when I came home from Advancement tonight, I saw this:
I have awesome kids. Aren't they great? It always warms my heart to see how they play creatively. I was smiling for some time after seeing this.
Until it was time to close the curtains.
The bench is right below one of our living room windows, and I happened to glance down as I lowered the roman blind.
And saw this:
I can only assume they included the cat in their play today.
Yuck. I almost dragged them all out of bed so they could wash their hands again--because now I KNOW what they've been playing with.
And they complain about what I serve for dinner.
***UPDATE: I teased them this morning about their mouse dinner and they were HORRIFIED! How could I think such a thing?! They RESCUED this poor mouse from Sasha (the cat) and made this nice bed for it so it could rest until it's feeling better. I am a horrible mother, thinking the worst of them. Now I have to decide whether to let them know that the mouse won't be feeling better or just quietly dispose of it and let them think it wandered off.