Freddie had been loving this wet winter we are having. There is a lot of leaf snuffling going on in Duck Land lately, and much puddle grazing & exploring of mud, with beak. Just after his family hatched out this year someone told me that a large lay of duck eggs means a wet winter will follow. Remember, they had 13 ducklings! Seems that particular old wives tale was spot on. Another bit of folk lore I heard recently was that your hair will fall out in chestnut season! Which is weird because mine did just that. Not all of it, but a lot! Luckily it's growing back now. Do you know any weird wives tales? Funny how they are called that. I wonder if there are any husband tales out there...
Speaking of hair... Rosie found a wig in the dress up box and wore it all of yesterday.
The effect was strangely unsettling & compelling at the same time!
How was your weekend? We had a good one, not too busy, just right. On Saturday after we got home from ballet I had some time in the garden. Raking, tidying up the beds, putting new hay in for the duckies and chooks. Fun! I found a stash of chook eggs so now I know they are laying again I can keep an eye out. I love having fresh eggs, it always seems so weird to have to buy them. The next day the kids and I sorted out Bill's Lego. It was surprisingly fun! We bought new containers and colour coded the massive box of little pieces. Very satisfying.
Besides that we just hung out, having fun. And a few tantrums as well, for good measure. I also went for a walk around Lake Daylesford, just to check my legs still work (they do). It was very muddy and slippery, but still so beautiful.
Back home with my lovelies we had cupcakes for afternoon tea,
a test run for Rosie's party next weekend.
Wow, I can't believe she is turning 6 soon! How did that happen? She has been trying so hard lately to be a big girl. Getting herself dressed, remembering her manners, being more independent. It's so sweet to watch.
Speaking of birthdays, guess who turns 4 today?
Little Daisy. Rosie wrapped up some treats for her
and made a card. Happy Birthday Daisy!
What's happening in your world this week?
I have a long list of things to do and think about, including
...looking for work, (!), organising passports,
planning Rosie's party, parent teacher interviews,
possibly having dinner with Charlotte,
and a million or so other things.
I have a feeling it's going to be a great week,
hope yours is too.
See you soon xo