Saturday, May 31, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
This is why we came. I caught this moment between Kip an Avery, who is here playing while Gus is at school and Amy and I are working on the house. Hard to see, but Kip is giving Avery a push on the swings. So sweet!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Some days I wonder why we have a basement full of toys that my kids are not playing with. We brought a few of their favorite toys with us to my parents', but most of the things downstairs are saved from when my brothers and I lived and played here. It was awesome for the first few months, but lately, the kids have seemed more interested in playing with things that are not technically toys or fussing with each other as a result of boredom.
Gus the engineer set up an entire town of micro-machines, then provided play by play commentary that was yelled into the kitchen to me while I made dinner.
And my darling Kip dressed her baby doll, fed her dinner at the big table with us, then got her ready for bed and rocked her to sleep.
Life is sweet tonight.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
In addition to working hard to be content and entertain themselves while we are at the farmhouse working, the kids are starting to pitch in. Kip spent some time painting yesterday. Gus helped garden briefly...before returning to his archaeological dig. I swear that boy has already found his vocational calling at six years old!
Ok. So we don't have a dog, but our old cats are learning more of what life will be like with a four year old girl in the house. Kip is increasingly trying to pick them up and has recently been helping Mariko to accessorize! The cats dont get much time to themselves or personal space when she is here and not otherwise engaged. I have to say, though, that other than a scratch or bite here and there (which only briefly deters Kip), they are taking it all in stride.
In other news, we had a good day at the house yesterday. Now that I've fixed my camera, I will try to take some pictures.