It seems Winter has gone, and Summer has arrived. So the question is - where is Spring??! I love Spring and am feeling a bit duped that we seem to have skipped it this year. William is too.
Still, we managed to enjoy a big morning of cooking again this morning. The children wanted to be involved and I had Saraya reading and finding the ingredients, following the directions for me, measuring and mixing and being amazed at the way egg whites can be beaten into soft white mountains!
We made two Lemon Custard Tarts (one for a friend!) which used up 6 of our eggs and 3 of our lemons, yay!, homemade ice-cream which I haven't done in years, and a batch of orange muffins to use up the egg yolks left from the ice-cream. All up it took about an hour and we all enjoyed ourselves!
We then spent a delightful couple of hours at my friend Jane's home - thank you so much Jane. :) What a blessing to have such a sweet homeschooling family right across the road!
After lunch and rest time we headed out into the hot sunshine and we all felt so very summery!
Saraya doing the 'Laura leap' from the end of the Little House episodes!
And Elijah joining in.....
I guess we'll get over the missing Spring thing, and just embrace Summer. I can see us heading up to the beach a fair bit in the next few weeks - perfect weather for some exploring!
I feel like last week and this week so far have been filled with some of the greatest family days I can ever remember. We had lovely relaxing time with Stuart home over the weekend, and the children and I are really finding our feet with our homeschooling........... it's working really well and I feel the children (and I) are learning lots in a relaxed, peaceful way. I see a consistent calmness in Saraya which I've rarely seen these past years. She is a very enthusiastic and already semi-independent learner! I praise God for the opportunity to be at home with my children - I know it is a privilege and I do not take a single day for granted.