After a big outing with their Papa this morning (during which time I baked and washed dishes and read my book and surfed the net and vacuumed and mopped the floors and swept the verandah and planned our homeschooling for the week - phew! amazing what one can do with no interruptions :)), my little ones were out in the garden with me this afternoon. All this rain has made everything grow FAST!!! And it's still forecast rain for another week yet!
We weeded the vegetable garden while it sprinkled rain on us - it was sort of mystical. Misty and fresh and cool. We were down on our knees weeding when Elijah said to me "This is a good job to do together Mama. You shouldn't do all the work you know. Anytime you need to weed, get me. I'll help you." Um, pardon?! My children are wonderful but they are certainly not perfect, and generally don't offer to help out unless asked. So having 2 willing helpers and Elijah's little chat was so special. We chatted about lots of things whilst pulling weeds and examining all the flowering / fruiting plants around us.
We mulched again with more straw, and then the rain really started bucketing down! So we came inside for warm baths and warm dinner. And part of our dinner was......
...... our first cucumber! It's a whopper! It was crunchy and juicy and I think Saraya ate about 15 slices. I hope we get some more from the vine soon.
Well, I'm off to wash dishes and then settle down with Stu to watch the Lord of the Rings. We've been watching it again together over the past 2 weekends - we're up to the second part of The Two Towers. Such a wonderful trilogy.
See you tomorrow!