Here’s a nice light post with a few photos for you. Starting with the spring carnival at school. Juliet came along for the ride, though she’s a big girl in junior high now.
William’s class dressed as the birds from Rio (no good picture because he only had one wing and he whipped off his costume as soon as he could). Gabriel’s class dressed as Alice in Wonderland.
And then we just hung out with everyone, despite the chill.
And we ate a little junk food as one does at spring carnivals.
Or tried to eat each other’s junk food …
On Sunday, we had a beautiful day, and it was finally time to set up my birthday present. None of you will remember this, but my birthday is actually in the fall and I made a big announcement, like “Wait until you see the birthday present I asked for this year!” And then just like the ending of my novel that I painstakingly staged on my blog each week, no more was heard on the subject.
(Except the novel really is coming. It really is).
Before I tell you about the birthday surprise, here are a few spring pictures.
Although tulips are budding
and plum trees too
and cherry blossoms are coming (huge shocker because the workers gouged out a hole in the fragile tree trunk when they set down the scaffolding – grr) –
our garden is rather in a state of mess
Just one more thing to provide me with a blessed opportunity for patience, right? Ahem.
For my birthday, I asked for an adult-sized swing set so I could swing to my heart’s content. Besides being loads of fun and one of my favourite things to do – (which obviously I can never do because where in the world does one find an adult-sized swing?) – it gives you killer abs!
It was quite a bit of work to remove the old one and set up the new one.
And of course we had house church at our place on Sunday so by the time we started there was no chance of being able to pour the cement and finish the job. But we did get the portique in place. (The frame).
I’m looking on Amazon because, although the frame is perfect and sturdy, the accoutrements left much to be desired. I don’t want to crash through the spindly wooden seat (if I can even wedge my butt into this ‘adult-sized’ seat) and break my tailbone. The trapeze is also too small for my growing kids.
It’s hard to tell from the picture there just how tall the portique is but it’s 3 metres – the size of 1.5 tall men.
Here’s another image to give you a better idea.
So I’ll keep you posted when my birthday swing is functional. And you can leave me a comment to say how great or how ‘nul‘ (stupid) of an idea it is. 😉
If you haven’t done so already, I have a book giveaway going on until tomorrow night (I choose on Thursday) for two friends of mine. One is a novel, and the other is an anthology for parents of multiples, although the book is really interesting even if you don’t have twins. Click here to enter for the giveaway!