It has been a little uneventful around here for the last week as we've settled into a new rythm of having daddy home with us a little more often. I, of course, am breathing a big sigh of relief for the time being as I know the next job will come sooner than later. Right now I'm just thankful for his reassuring prescence and his ability to lift some of the childcare load from my very tired shoulders. Phew!
So, what have we been up to, you ask? Well, this week our garden was invaded by bugs! Orchard spiders and Praying Mantis to be exact. I swear there must be a web dangling from every plant out there, but at least they are beneficial to the garden - eating up all those nasty little aphids and spider mites. And those Praying Mantis babies! Well, I don't think there ever was a cuter bug in existence. They spent the morning marching across our table trying to make thier way to the plant life beyond. Adorable!
We've also begun experimenting with a new medium - watercolor paint. Why have we never done this before? It was so easy and fun for both of my children and much easier to clean up after than acrylic or milk paint.
I taught my son how to play the classic and beloved board game Chutes and Ladders, though he lost interest pretty quickly after beginning. I guess when he started driving his cars across the game board I should have gotten the message that he was over it. Stubborn mommy!
Finally, lots of playing, cooking, baking, and exploring. I'm trying to teach my son how to play I Spy. I've tried before, but sensed he just didn't get it or maybe he just didn't have the attention span because of the overstimulation from his surroundings. Today, I called "I spy something blue" as we were walking by a blue Mustang - he got it instantly! Success!
Well, I guess that's about it.
Oh, did I mention the Praying Mantis?