Happy Friday everyone! Another week complete. It's been a busy one with meetings, doctor's appointments, teacher learning sessions and big school events.
And now we are ready for the weekend!
After school is done for today, I will take the kids to visit my mother for the weekend. Hubby is going to stay home with the dog and try to get one of his papers written for his Master's course. The weather is supposed to be pleasant so hopefully we'll get to spend some time outdoors enjoying the spring breezes and sunshine.
Before I go and get the last of our things packed, I thought I'd pop in here and share my Five on Friday photos and join in with Amy from Love Made My Home.
Number One: We went on our first picnic this past week. We put together a yummy hamper of food and took the kids and the dog to a nearby park where they could swing and climb in between their bites of sandwiches and cookies. I took lots of pictures on my phone, but this one really warms my heart. We've had Casey for 3 weeks and already Bryn and he have cemented a tight bond. Bryn is a gentle soul and Casey knows it. So, he is hardly ever rough with Bryn. They are more apt to cuddle and snuggle and go on meandering walks. If Casey really wants to "tear it up," he knows Camden is a better choice for action!!
Number Two: Speaking of Casey - he likes his walks EARLY! This photo was taken as the sun came up at about 6:15 the other morning. Luckily it wasn't too cold, and I had dressed appropriately so he and I took a good long journey through our neighbourhood and watched the sun come up in a pastel sky.
Number Three: Camden can be quite a handful. He has always been so. We've struggled with his level of energy since the beginning and always considered him a spirited child. Lately he's been having a lot of trouble concentrating during his 1/2 hour long piano lessons. He's been wiggling all over the piano bench, kicking and stamping on the pedals and plunking on the keys while his teacher is trying to talk to him. So, during the last few lessons, I have sat in the piano room during the lesson in hopes that my little reminders can help refocus him while he learns. As a kindergarten teacher, I know this level of energy is typical of a 6-year-old boy. All I can hope is that he grows and matures, he'll find sitting still at the piano a bit little easier!
Number Four: I love cake and I love to bake. So to bring the joy of both into our home, I've decided I will bake a cake from scratch each and every weekend. Last week I made a traditional Victoria Sponge and this week I made a "Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake." I used THIS RECIPE and it turned out wonderfully!
Number Five: I bought this issue of Prima Makes while I was visiting the UK last month. I spied it in a Sainsbury's newsstand and the first thing that caught my eye was an adorable knit bunny on the cover. I began knitting the body parts last weekend and now I almost have him sewn together. Here's just a peek of some of the cute little guy. I'll share the finished product one day next week (once he has a face and a fuzzy little tail!)
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Have a wonderful weekend!