I am sipping a new flavour of Mike's Hard Lemonade called Crisp Apple. I recommend. Kids are sleeping. Dryer thumping and it has been a day in the sunshine. We spent the afternoon outside. I was in a t-shirt on the swing reading my new book on Organic Housekeeping while Finn played in his sandbox and Wrenny snoozed in her cradle within the baby monitor's reach. And in the evening after our monthly potluck at the Church (where I brought a very canadian dish of instant jello, cool whip and grahams,) the kids were tucked into bed after a story. As seen here. One of those good day memories...to keep for the not-so-good days!!
I can hardly believe it. I have sewn a dress for my Wrenny-bird for Easter. Am about to start another for little neice Tomi. The actual miracle is that in the span of 4 days I bought, washed, cut out and sewed this little thing during the daylight hours. Kids galloping around, naps coming and going. I feel like I am a superhero. Superstitch. Thats me!
We have 7 yellow crocusus and 3 purple ones. I am thinking the seasons must be blurring one into the other. Another wonderful outdoor day..this time with our little buddy Paige. On the hard days of parenting, I try to think about the freedom and the sunshine and all the crazy things out of the mouth of 2 year olds and their friends...and that gets me by.
Girls Morning out. Finn's at Jenny's till noonish. Mike and I have have our weekly coffee date (double shot mocha). At home. While Wrenny sleeps. Mike and I talked about all the dream ideas of renovating... Then Wrenny and I went to the Superstore and bought a few neccesities and a copy of Blueprint for me. Weeeeeee. Good times.
The sun came out. we went out to greet it. armed with side walk chalk, rubber boots and a sense of giddiness that comes with a thawed lawn.
in the melt we found: a lost car key, a pen, 2 trucks and miscellaneous nomadic plastic pieces. Finn commented his enjoyment by saying he was happy and Wren fell asleep in a slant of sunlight with Mausi checkin' in every onece in while. Today we woke to a skiff of snow. blah.
alas, soon the minus weather will be behind and we will don rakes, gloves and perhaps sunscreen even. Until then we'll still keep our mitts handy by.
we made it home. First from Lethbridge to Lundbreck (Wrenny entertained with 45 minutes of all out screaming) and then after a lovely visit with the Stephens clan, on Monday morning from Lundbreck to home. and that latter part was a bit of an adventure. including:
one car boost to get the car started in the morning (no kids inside),
one diesel tank fill with car running so as not to have it stall and die again
a right signal light turned on to highway three to cause need for:
one boost from 2 nutty CP Rail workers
another boost as the car dies whilst idling
an attempt to mickey mouse my lost belt beside the alternator with rope and handy blow torch by said CPR workers
one (and then 3 more) call to Mike saying I really can't ride this car home from the windiest corner of the Alberta with two kids
one or 12 tears
one exclamation by 2 year old "car fick-ix?"
one under my breath bad word
and thankfully: one lovely red long cab truck borrowed from Mark and Daphne to come home.
that's the story on that! Mike is just now taking the trip back to Lundbreck to install the said belt and fix worn out pully and bring our jetta home. I'm about done for car adventure for a few weeks. That being said..I think I will be going to see baby Tomi before the month is out!
By some bit of last minute juggling and scheming, I have ended up spending the natal celebration of me in Lethbridge...shared with Nana (who's birthday-as seen in previous post) was on the 8th and whose age I shan't reveal. We have had a really wonderful time..as I like to call it-bringing my kids to the village. Taken from the well-known "it takes a village to raise a child". And although we have a great village in Cranny, it is so excellent to bring our kids to come to "Hepher-Ville" as it were. Meanwhile, Mike is home doing much needed Bluebeetle work and enjoying five distraction free days ..and I might add-5 sleep in mornings which I shall try NOT to tally up and save as ammunition for future use. heh.
Anywho Thanks for all your phone calls and well wishings here in Windy Corner, Alberta!
We were saved from "crazy mama day" by a sausage raost at Jenny's. My ability to cope with another indoor day has been fast deteriorating and the fresh blue sky and a visit with a wonderful friend has healed my bruised mood.
Today we are waiting for a baby. My sister has a scheduled c-section this morning. I am so excited and will post the news as soon as I get it. the morning is getting excruciatingly Looooong! we are even watching our Thomas movie to pass the time.