Got groceries, met up with friends in the park, made rocky road,
Finished off this quilt - (very basic, machine sewn, no hand stitching for this one at all, it's been in the sewing box for about 3 years and I thought my boys would have outgrown the 'toddler' style colours and animals, but they love it.)
of course a picnic with their mates on the new quilt.
Today we also played maths games on the computer.
. . . . and admired this ever changing, stunningly beautiful sky above our heads. (Can you see the little dot of a bird flying just below the darker shade of grey cloud. Flying home to its little family to be snug and safe and warm.)
Out to our backyard to see two mates having a great chatter to each other before they too rush home to their families before the storm.
Gosh I love my camera, wings outstretched, a millisecond of a moment, captured it all it's beauty.
I love private moments like this, so close to creation, breathe it in, let it fill your lungs, taste the sweetness of the breeze just before the first drops even know they are going to fall to earth. Even my boys feel it, they are outside, they are alive, they are part of it, the trees are dancing in the breeze, the birds are squarking home across the sky, calling to their family to come home. Leaves twirling and scattering, clouds gathering and changing form. There must be a thousand shades of grey, merging, reforming, what a stunning show. A granny rug in these greys would be fabulous.
We are about to snuggle in for the afternoon, puzzles, games, reading, might even pop on over to MonetPaisley - thanks so much for the wonderful craft idea, I so love your beautiful mobile. Also if you want to know the story behind the beautiful peace cranes, you can get that information here. I remember reading a book while at school regarding a little girl that was sick in hospital and she made these, did anyone else read this book and do you remember the name of it. I would love to get a copy to read to my boys. I am not sure it's the story of Sadako herself or a modern story of a young girl ill in hospital who was inspired to also make 1000 paper cranes. Any ideas?
Have a wonderful afternoon at your place, thanks for stopping by, and thanks so much for all your wonderful holiday inspiration. I think we need at least another week to get it all done.