What an absolutely beautiful day we were blessed with. It was sunny and almost got to sixty. Heaven!! We soaked it all up! We opened up the windows to air the house out a little.
The little boys were asking to do some "activities" as they call them. I have been slacking on this lately, so today, I pulled out some new lavender beeswax and let them polish the table. They thought that was the best thing ever. The table was so thankful and soaked that beeswax all up, it had been a while since that was done. It looks so much better now. That kept them busy for about 15 minutes. Next up was chocolate chip cookie making. We made those right around nap time and poor Henry had a melt down about the apron that John Paul was wearing. After everything was measured, dumped, and mixed I sent them outside and everything was better.
Terry started building our compost pile frame. Henry was one of his helpers. Kind of.
Patrick built a tree fort and they spent quite a bit of time up there. John Paul called me for help. He claimed he was stuck. I just went over and talked him down. After he was down he thanked me for getting him out of the tree. I told him it was all him, he just needed a little encouragement. Don't we all!
The chickens are finally starting to lay! Yay! Everyday we get more and more. We have about 23 hens so soon we will have extra eggs. Patrick is in charge of the chickens, he has been waiting for eggs for eight long months now. He is excited to maybe make a little money on his egg business.
My Amelia made her first confession today. What a sweet heart. Terry took her, as it has become our tradition that Terry takes all of the kids to their first confession. For whatever reason the kids seem to have a tougher time when I take them for that first one. We have learned this over the years. It's a mommy thing I guess. No tears or fears, she went in like a boss, she was the first in line. Daddy took her for ice cream after and she came home and told me she was full of grace! Indeed dear girl. I didn't take any pictures of her beaming smile. Darn! Tomorrow.
Today was just a simple good day. Those are the best kind.