It's family day!
Family day to us means Daddy doesn't work or ski or fish, and we have it once a week.
This morning we hemmed and hawed about what we were going to do... and eventually decided that we'd stay close to home- we have lots of new library loot from last night, our neighborhood park to visit for a nature walk, an art project to finish, and the weather is divine for any sort of play we might imagine.
First up for the day was Create!.
Which was lots of fun once we got going.
And Trev checked out a library JumpStart math game.
Madd went her own way (again) and painted her toes this time.
By 'her own way', I mean the way opposing her Mama's wishes, of course.
and dressin' up
and playin' with the hose.
Maddie had "made some creations" earlier this morning, and I told her they may make lovely invitations to an afternoon's Tea.
It was decided that we'd make Pippi Longstocking our next book, since we've already begun it.
And since we're waiting on the library for The Mouse and the Motorcycle.
And since we love Pippi.
So we read.
And then Trevelyn had a turn reading us a book.
And then there was another library story.
All while lunching and lazing on the trampoline. As usual.
Soon enough it was time for the park.
Where Mama had the Truth shine upon her...
in a bright, emerald green light.
To the park!, it whispered in the beginning.
And there were black ducks, which are unusual for us,
and there stood, still, our favorite climbing tree.
and succeededand there was much running
and general adventuring.
And then I got a whisper.
"Not too much longer," it said.
"Notice," it said.
And I saw the dragonflies zooming, their wings glowing in the sun, and I answered back, "How could I not?"
"Love it well," it carried on.
"Don't you know me?" I asked.
And I did love it well.
And so did my dearest ones....
And on the way home we stopped long enough to pick a couple of apples from a tree.
And loved those well, too.
And we came home for a bit of rest
and promised ourselves one more adventure for the day...
and what an adventure it was!
Shine, shine, shiny...
and flashing city lights
down the road to the deluxe old-fashioned malt shoppe.
And we loved that pretty well-ly, too.
It's been a day full of... oh, everything.
Perfect, I'd say.