This week was our long-awaited spring break. I deliberately left the calendar open. We did have a few things going on: ballet class, a birthday party, dental checkups for the children. It was all about bubbles and bikes this week; the GB is now riding a bicycle all by herself! She's fearless. Her little legs are bruised and scratched but she picks herself up and keeps going. I'm really proud of her. I pulled out the bubbles this week, for the first time since last fall. I guess I forgot about them. They both love to blow bubbles and so do I! I can spend all afternoon with a bottle of bubbles. It's relaxing and I enjoy the challenge of blowing them as big as I can. I don't think you can outgrow bubbles. I can still see the baby in both of my children when we blow bubbles.
Other things we did: played with the chickens every day; made pizza; hung the hummingbird feeders and brought my birdbath out of winter storage; drew all over everything with chalk; watched animal videos on Netflix; baked a coffee cake; kicked a soccer ball at the park; listened to the GB sing "Let It Go" from Frozen about a hundred times; watched the irises grow almost before our eyes. They bickered a little but generally got along. We ate good strawberries. I drank a lot of tea. I crocheted. I sewed. I figured out how to do some things on my new phone. I went out back to watch the sunset. We mostly stayed home. It was fantastic.
Are you ready for Easter? We're ready. I have everything for the baskets. I've got all the food I need to prepare our breakfast and dinner on Sunday. We dyed eggs this afternoon. The Bear and I always make an egg hunt for the children; we'll fill our plastic eggs with jellybeans and hide them in the backyard tomorrow night. I'm looking forward to Sunday at home with my family, as well as potluck brunch and an egg hunt with friends tomorrow. It will be a lovely weekend to finish a happy, relaxing week. It was exactly the break I needed.