We celebrated Ethan’s birthday with a breakfast at McDonald’s.
We all squeezed into a big booth and the littlest ones sat on the end.
It was a wet and mild day. When we got home, the chickens had all made it to the house for the first time in months. We were so surprised and figured out that we had forgotten to shut them in the night before.
We have a flock size now which will require fencing. There are lots of things on our Spring TO DO list.
I wandered into the woods, trying to clear my head (still not feeling all that healthy). The snow in the woods is covered in tree litter. I don’t remember ever seeing such a mess.
To my joy, I came across my birthday boy and we had a nice walk together. It was a gift of time, with E.
He made his way over the stream to join me.
This “wall of five trees” is the location of one of many of my children’s old forts.
This is their current favorite spot. This fall they discovered that this tree had spikes in it, enabling them to climb up to a certain height. Thankfully not to the top! This is one tall tree. Aren’t trees wonderful? Have you ever rested against a solid tree in the quiet woods? It’s very comforting…….trees are strong and silent but offer such peaceful strength (I feel the same way when my husband holds me)……I go away feeling renewed.
On Sunday morning, we woke up to discover that Grace was sick with the stomach flu. Rich took the boys to church with him.
It’s a sense of accomplishment when all the church clothes have been located and put on……..
Grace and I took some time to pray together, write in our journals, look at a magazine, read the first two chapters of Anne of Green Gables, and watch a “Road to Avonlea” show. All delightfully GIRLIE things, with baby Sarah close by, too.
Grace thanked me for serving her some chicken bouillon broth. Such a small thing, but very appreciated by the sore tummy.
Sarah and I mixed up some jam bars for the boys to enjoy when they got home.
Later on, I went out with Jacob and Ethan to the bookstore and then to evening service at church.
We have had so much rain the last few days that there are flood warnings today. It is raining now and slowly the snow is melting away.
The children and I are busy getting our morning chores done and then we will go over to our schoolroom for some study time.