Monday, June 23, 2008

A New Week

After a weekend full of colds, fevers, runny noses, sore throats and extreme allergic reactions, it's nice to begin a new week. The colds aren't all the way gone, but we're on the mend, and James especially is much better.

Michael's away this week, so it's just me and the kids and Emily when she's around. I think the lingering colds and fevers will keep us close to home, which is ideal anyway, just not always as much fun for the calendar.

Here's a picture of a nice summer meal I had on Saturday evening: spinach nectarine salad with a strawberry smoothie:

Sunday I was home sick with the two preschoolers. And what to entertain them but a dish of rice to play in. We have a bag of play rice for such occassions, but I'm not really keen on having it out. It makes such a mess! But, since the house was a wreck and dirty already, it didn't matter.

Our first fun project of the week is making scrapbooks. The three older kids are each making their own. They had a lot of fun cutting, pasting, and sticking on stickers. Once again, David insisted on sitting on my lap while I fielded the million and one questions about how to do this and that, and helped with the cutting and pasting.

Rachel is really getting into it!

We'll see what the rest of the week brings. We were off to check on the berries this afternoon and I'll post some pictures tomorrow.


Unknown said...

It looks like a nice bit of "calm" after some busy weeks! I hope there is berries for you to pick! That would be fun!

Amy K said...

We missed you on Sunday! Looks like you all have been up to some fun summer projects. And I enjoyed hearing about the Bs and the memories. :) Hope you have a good rest of your week!

Angus & Valerie said...

Been following your recent activities on the site. What we want to know is how many hours in the day do you have? The fruit and food looks delicious. The kids look as if they are enjoying all the projects. They are getting so big.
God Bless