The weather has teased up to almost 70* a few times, then goes back to 50s and clouds. But it still feels like spring.
Our neighborhood got a new Little Free Library, so I walked over and put some books in it. I love seeing these, especially when I travel. Books are meant to be shared.
Coming back, I snapped a picture of a neighbor's daffodils because they made me smile. They're one of my favorite flowers, but they're only around for such a short time.
Our Australia themed art works this week. I seem to be missing the kangaroos. I'll try to get those next week.
Oops. Works from last week, out of How to Draw Russia's Sights and Symbols. Katie's is a statue on a bridge, and Hannah drew Lenin's Tomb.
Our library books. The girls did shark reports last week, and now they are working on reports on an Australian animal. This is a challenge.
A quick selfie before Sam and I headed out to the nursery. His gift to me was plants for the front porch.
On the right are my miracle snapdragons. They're supposed to die off and come back each year. Mine have just hung in there, surviving for more than a year now. I planted some purple and pink snapdragons (hoping they'll be hearty, too) and some yellow marigolds.
We also brought home this lovely lily, and then I used my Target gift card from Christmas to buy this pretty pot for it. My grandmother had a thick patch of beautiful Calla lilies that survived my black thumb, so I have high hopes that this one may, too. Every spring I want to make things grow. Every summer, the Sacramento sun fries them.
Milestone this week! She turned a year old in February, and just hit 5,000 miles.
And yes, I said park. Josiah's birthday gift to me was a picnic lunch (from our favorite burrito shop) and a walk by the lake. Lake? Hmm, it might be a pond. Let me check. No, the website says it's a lake. At any rate, it's stocked with fish, and we saw several people fishing.
I have a silly habit. I tend to buy cool stuff and then "save" it for a special occasion or special project. Only... now I'm coming to The End; of homeschooling, of parenting, and I'm discovering that we never got to those special times, and never used the special stuff. It's sad. So this week, I pulled out the ShrinkFilm, and the girls made Australia ornaments.
Unfortunately, it's been years since I used shrink film, and they folded in on themselves when they curled up. I was able to save Hannah's, by working quickly with a couple of forks when we pulled them out, but Katie ended up redoing hers.
Perhaps we'll manage an Easter craft with the rest of the pack of shrink film.