I had Brent over here last week on two occasions. On one day, we’d had a bit of a warm up but it was still quite chilly due to the wind. He wanted to ride his bike outside, though. Thankfully that did not last long, because I was freezing! It did spark quite the appetite afterwards…he ate a full sandwich, several pickles, and two cookies! Then he put on his construction jacket and tool belt and he helped me tear some fabric strips, he measured just about everything in the house, and once again, I had to think that the little toolbox kit that I got for him a year or two ago was a wonderful investment. I got quite the bang for my 20 bucks there! :)
Another good buy was this, which I picked up at the mission store for only around 5.00 or so. We had it out in the summer on the front porch to play with and when he got bored with it after a month or two I put it away in the basement. Now he likes it again.
On Sunday morning I was working on a rag rug on a loom..almost finished but it is probably not finished because I am quite easily distracted.
For instance…”what’s going on now, Kanga?” as she is quivering, making strange sounds, and her tail is twitching. Every day there are birds right outside the window and squirrels running around so what is so fascinating now ? OH, a squirrel is on top of a feeder, less than a foot away from her!
Then there are the birds…see why I get so distracted? :) Excuse me, little squirrel, but this is the proper use for the feeder and bird bell…see? It is for little birds such as the wren, not you!
On Sunday afternoon some very pleasant distractions came along as well. On this occasion, my visitors were not coming for dinner, just to visit and I was told ‘not to worry about food’. HA, the minute little kids come in to this house they want to eat something, whether their parents just fed them lunch or dinner, and I know that. So a quick run to the store and a snack was ready. I bought a large bag of grapes, some bunny marshmallows and bunny ‘poop’ which was a small bag of Milky Way unwrapped bites that were on sale for a dollar.
I think the little snack was a hit.
Since I’d had some sewing out when they arrived, the children wanted to sew for awhile. I have sewing cards and got them out. The boys each did one and then went upstairs to the play room. Mya then got behind me on the chair with a hairbrush and brushed my hair for around 10 minutes while her sister continued to sew with Mommy. My hair got quite the workout! :) I could tell that she was used to having her hair done and playing with Mommy’s because she brushed hard, gathering the hair into a ponytail, then let it go and started again…I was getting so relaxed while this was going on…
Well, my little hairdresser left me to go kiss Mommy and then both girls went to brush the dolls hair instead of mine :)