Morning! Before I launch into a photo story of the last few days let me thank you all for your generous comments on my last post about mothering. I really enjoyed reading your comments, I love the way we can share our own experiences & thoughts about this important part of our lives.
It's a topic that will come up again I'm sure, and I hope we can
continue to support each other and share our stories
of ups & downs,
and the joy & fun & challenges
of being a mum.
Now..are you a fan of chocolate mousse?
You really ought to try making it with Toblerone...delicious! I made it for the gang after promising I would for ages. If you would like the recipe just let me know. It's super easy and looked to pretty in tea cups! Not that it lasted long.
We had a fun weekend, the weather was spectacular & we spent a lot of time outside. I always love this time of year when the leaves return to our two big trees out the back. When the sun shines through the new leaves it creates a beautiful green canopy and it feels like we are in paradise. After a grey, cold winter we are finally defrosting and enjoying some sunshine.
The kids played outside, under the quince tree which is in full bloom. Bees buzzed from flower to flower,
and the chooks feasted on the blossom petals that had fallen from the branches.
Bill climbed the big birch tree, can you see him up there?
Here he is, pretending not to hear his mother calling out...'be careful!'
It was a relief to get him outside and away from his new book about pranks. Oh my goodness. He really tested my patience! He poked tiny holes in the toothpaste, filled his sisters shoes with wet toilet paper, put notes on Dad's car, stuffed socks in Sunday's bed to make it lumpy, put sprinkles in the cereal and the worst one...he glued the Vegemite lid on! Ahhh! Boys!!
I made him go and buy a new jar of Vegemite, cheeky boy. All pretty harmless but a bit dementing! He does come from a long line of serial pranksters...I wonder who bought him the book?? Hmmm..
Whilst trying to avoid being pranked Mark & I worked on our new vegie patch.
The chooks helped too!
Guess what? Freddie lives to see another day! Yep, he & the girls have formed a tight bond and can be seen marching around the yard every day on their quest for snails, slugs & worms & all things duck. They really are an adorable gang, and Freddie is no longer the unbalanced stalker duck he was.It's so fun watching them all
waddling around the garden, yay!
Oh how lovely it was being outside!
Are you a fan of Paul Kelly? I'm thrilled to be reading his long awaited book, if you can get hold of a copy it's brilliant. Now I just need to find my Paul Kelly cd...
Well lovelies, better run. It's time to pick up Rosie from dancing. What are you up to this week? Hope it's a fun one, see you soon xo