Thursday, May 24, 2007

Thursday's Things...

Today has been a day of beautiful weather for us!
The younger children were eager to
spend most of the day outside.
Will and Carolynne came through the house
and went into the garage to search for boxes.
When I asked what they needed boxes for
they replied that they were going to be vikings
and that their job was to find a ship (and bedrooms)
while Beth collected sticks for a fire.
I was thrilled to see them using their imaginations
and I was tickled as I watched them play...

Here, Will was chopping the sticks
that Beth had collected for their fire.

And here were Will and Carolynne
inside of their viking ship...

Carolynne's room on the ship
was too small for her,
so she and Will shared.

Beth was sailing away
in her own quarters...

After their viking voyage (to Alaska),
I found them getting inside the box.
They were standing it up and tipping it over...
a fun 'ride', apparently. lol...

While I was outside, I checked on my tomato plants...

They seem to be doing pretty good so far.

I wish I could say the same for our other plants...

The cucumbers, lettuce, and green beans have drowned
(well, the green beans may still have a chance).
Our rain gauge had a total of 14 inches in it
from the other week!
But we are glad the tomatoes are still alive. YUM!
And the flowers have finally poked out of the dirt...

Inside the house,

after finishing up some of her "homework",
Ally began cutting fabric for her new dress
that she is working on today...

And, later, she began sewing on it...

She hopes to get it finished today.
It's such a pretty plaid print.

For lunch, the younger ones had a picnic outside...

After lunch, they spent some time playing
a game of croquet in the backyard...

It's always a joy to see them playing well together!

Also, this afternoon, I read aloud to the younger ones
from our Christian Liberty Press Nature Reader.
We were reading about brown thrashers,
which really interested the children
seeing we have been having them in our backyard...

After our reading time, we took a little nature walk
to see if we could find a nest from the brown thrasher
but we were unsuccessful in finding one.
We did have a nice time, though.
We saw a few birds and spent time listening
to some new bird calls that we do not know, yet.

I was, also, delighted today to 'speak' to my beloved online.

It's always wonderful to hear from him!

I hope y'all have enjoyed your day.
I'm off to make supper.

"This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it."
~ Psalm 118:24


Kelli said...

Thank you for sharing your day with us! It looks like you had a wonderful time together!

Tina said...

Yes, thanks for sharing.
I enjoyed it very much.

Military Mommy said...

I love their adventure! They are so creative. :)

HsKubes said...

Kelli ~ We did have a wonderful time together. It's always such a joy to be together every day! Thank you for visiting. *Ü*

Tina ~ I'm so glad you enjoyed sharing our day with us. ;o) Hope your day went well, too.

Military Mommy ~ Their adventure was delightful to watch.

~ Christina

Mrs.B. said...

How creative you children are!

I enjoyed reading your post about 'cleaning to the classics'. They sure looked like they were getting lots done! Maybe you could send them to my house.....I could use the help. Their young little legs can sit on the floor much easier than mine can. LOL (o;



It so amazes me how very little it takes to make children happy. They have such good minds. Your daughter's dress looks like it will be very pretty. I hope you have a good day. connie from texas

HsKubes said...

Mrs. B ~ I know they would LOVE to clean your house. They think it's even more fun to clean someone else's. lol

Connie ~ I love the simplicity of their amusement, too. It's so sweet. Ally's dress did turn out quite lovely! Hope you enjoyed your day, too, and are feeling better.

~ Christina

Pam said...

Your kids are such cuties' And I love that red hair. My brother and sister both have red hair, so I've always been partial to it.

I'm so glad to hear Ally is feeling better and able to do more!

Ron and Ginny said...

What a nice day you had. I like your container garden. Do you have holes in the window boxes with cukes and stuff in them? That will help a lot. Then they can get all the water that comes to them and they will drain. You can put holes in them, even now. Take a sharp instrument (preferably an awl or ice pick, but a screwdriver or knife will do) and, keeping the containers upright, slide them just over the side of the table a little and jab upwards into the bottom a couple of times on each end. I hope it works and you can save your plants.

HsKubes said...

Pam ~ Thank you. We love the red hair, too. ;o) And we are so thankful Ally is feeling better! It's a wonderful answer to prayer!

Ginny ~ I had to chuckle when I read your advice... the reason why is because the day we discovered that our plants had drowned, I put the containers on an outside table, took a knife and stabbed holes in them to help drain the water. I felt that I looked ridiculous. The children had a good laugh. ;o) But it was to no avail... it did not save the vegetables. :-( Thank you for your thoughts. Next time we plant, I will be sure to begin with bigger holes.

Enjoy your weekend ~


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