So Wednesday night we we started watching Nimh, and Trev reached over and picked up Actually, Factually: A Collection of Myths, Mistakes and Misconceptions - With the Truth Behind Them. He flipped through it and read for at least half an hour. A few minutes later he got up, and went to his room to get one of his favorite encyclopedias, Dinosaurs by Carl Mehling. "I just want these books here so I can read them whenever I want to," says he.
Which is not extraordinary in itself - Trev reads often (to gain information - encyclopedias and to research things, you may remember.)
But I do find it pretty wonderful that I picked up a couple of books that looked interesting for me to read to my children, and as it turns out, they are picked up by someone other than me, and placed deliberately just so on the coffee table. Makes me smile. "So that's the way of it, then," thinks his Mama.
Chocolate Cake for breakfast. In cuppycake pajamas. In the sunshine.
Oh, I tried to clean house today. I really did!
But early this morning the sun showed itself, and sky was so, so blue. Not a cloud in the sky!
What started as cold and beautiful soon swayed and sashayed into Perfect.
So I trimmed roses.
Inspected the fruits.
Sat for an hour skimming the leaves and seeds from the pool (Winds-day, yesterday!) while Little Son jubilantly cannon-balled them up from the bottom.
Babied the pool. (Which really just means that I did some research, tested it, and ran the filter systems through another cycle.)
We bought an Intex Saltwater Pool System for the pool. What this means is that we only added two bags of salt to our pool, and that's all we do. (!!) No chemicals, no fuss, no daily chores. Soooooo worth the $200. (Less if you're patient and order the system from online. I needed it immediatement.) I test the water every couple of days to make sure all is well, and that's it. Best invention ever, I'm pretty sure!
Peppermint was cut this morning and added to my green tea to make a most heady brew.
The dinosaurs were all given life and got to play in the mudpit today. A daily occurrence, lately, and something that always makes me smile.
The first Dragonfly came by.
Dives (from the lowest rung on the ladder, so 'twas perfectly safe) and 360's were practiced enthusiastically
Watched this superduper cool video from Steve Spangler about bubbles -- our bubble solution was dwindling and quite thick with leaves and blossoms, so we strained it and made another batch. We'll let the new stuff sit tonight and attempt Steve's tricks tomorrow.
Dolls have gone adventuring,
laundry has been hung
mmm - and folded on the patio table. (I'm telling you-- can't be inside!)
So of course we did. At the teepee.
The playhouse probably has a couple of stories to tell today.
Climbing up to the tippiest heights that One can climb -
"I presume there is a party going on over there... for there are balloons. I presume to see an umbrella, also, which I presume is for that same party..."
Being up that high gives one lofty ideas, you know.
"Hey, Mom... wanna help me make a leaf boat?"
She wants one that she can ride on....
And then ice flowers and fire flowers. :) Know them??
Running out of trampoline and patio room, and moving Chalk to the front.
an' canned apples from Grandma's last Autumn.
and Friendly sort of very late dinner
and then meat-eating whales
and Angler Fish discussions on the way home.
Which of course led to Angler Fish research upon arriving home.
Wii Star Wars
and Love -
and that will see us through to sleep.
Soooo full of Goodliness.