Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Spring break started last Thursday and continues through this week. We've stayed close to home, mostly, just enjoying some time off. It has been great to relax. We've continued to learn at home over the break, as we always do. We've taken it easy, though; lots of playing, taking walks, learning about plants, taking care of the hens, painting, drawing and music. We do a little math every day and continue to work on handwriting. We'll do these things in the summer as well, along with plenty of reading. I like spring break because it feels like a taste of summer without the serious heat or unpredictable monsoons.
These are all photos I've taken in the last week or two, just documenting the break as it goes by. We're spending most of our time in the backyard, playing with hens, inspecting our garden's growth (me) in between daredevil-racecourse stuff on bikes and scooters (them). The tulips I planted last fall and late this winter seem to be coming up nicely and our poor, struggling apple tree has put forth blossom for another year.
I bought a potted hyacinth for inside the house and I've been enjoying it very much. I keep it on the kitchen table where I can see it from three different rooms. The scent goes all through the house, especially now that the back door is open all day to the breeze. I have some sunflower seed packets ready to plant in the backyard. I'll probably plant them by the end of the month. I've acquired some new t-shirts and a new phone case too, all very spring-like. I saw the robin's-egg blue phone case on Amazon and had to have it for spring and summer. One of my new shirts is almost the same color, I realized. I'm not even sure if it's a good color for me to wear, but I love it anyway.
Speaking of shirts, I changed the small Bears' dresser drawers last week, putting in their short-sleeved shirts. We're not ready for shorts just yet, but the GB has capri pants now. Whenever the kids start wearing short sleeves, they (the kids) seem smaller to me. Did you ever notice this? I think it's because I can see their skinny arms again.
I've been planning my Easter menu and have most of what I need for the meal. We're having ham, scalloped potatoes and asparagus. We'll be dyeing eggs on Friday. The Easter baskets are ready for filling (well, they're still in the garage; we'll take them out on Saturday night to leave for the Bunny). I can't wait to dye eggs, it's the highlight of the Easter weekend for me every year.
I hope you're having a good week. Thanks for your comments lately, you're all lovely and kind and I appreciate it.