|The discovery of a bird's nest in the playhouse ...|
|.... inside four brilliant blue eggs!|
|Wee little hatchlings!|
|Saturday morning, the sun is bright and hot ...|
|... as I sit crocheting away, Millie and Ollie are laughing and running all through the dandelions ...|
|Yes, I am under that big straw hat! haha|
|... as the kids run and play, Bruce is readying the "big" garden ...|
Some more pics from this past week ...... just because ;)
|Little Cutie Pie, Ollie, under my Weeping Cherry|
|the pinks against the bright blue sky - spectacular!!|
|Ollie, zooming about on his trike!|
|the apple tree|
|look at all the dandelions!|
|Who could ever resist this little guy!|
"Look, Mama! I pickted you some flowers!"
|The sun was so bright that my camera could barely focus on the yellow petals!!|
|afternoon fun ... coloring and crochet -- and music ;)|
|Note Miss Millie's crochet journal!|
|Even Tully kitty is loving the afternoon sunshine ;)|
For a time, my kitchen garden had been overrun with cute boys and Tonka Trucks ... but, on Sunday, we had to explain to the boys that it was time for some planting. So, Bruce, assisted with a very eager Ollie, planted the lettuces and spinach and chard ... seeing Ollie's determination while planting every teeny-tiny lettuce seed in just the right place, was very endearing! I am so glad that we have been able to raise our children with a knowledge of organic vegetable gardening ... once in a while, I get this urge to have a go at true Homesteading, but once I realize the cost of animal husbandry, I realize, gardening is just fine ;)
|Nothing beats playing with Dad's old Tonka Trucks in the dirt!|
|Hoping to find worms ...|
|sigh ... no more Tonka Truck fun! The lettuces, spinach and chard is planted ...|
My ripple blanket is working up quickly and I just love it; this Stylecraft yarn is an absolute dream to crochet and the bright cheerful colors are making this hooky goodness a fun process! Millie cannot wait to see what color I'm using next ;) and I'm proud to say that she's becoming an excellent crocheter ;) (not sure that's even a real word! haha).
|outside the colors just pop!|
|this morning's new color ... pale blue|
|Friday morning, before school :: Millie trying to learn how to granny crochet from me ... |
Eventually deciding that I'm not teaching her the correct way, out come the scissors and all those stitches!
|Tada! Saturday morning's re-created granny square! Millie did a beautiful job!!|
Well my friends, our seedlings need to be watered and then I'm off to do a bit of ripply hooky goodness!
Have a wonderful day ;)
|the seedlings ... soon to be planted ;)|