Most of you know that I have a thing for fiesta ware……I have a confession to make. I also have a thing for vintage Pyrex dishes. Four days ago, on Friday the 13th (cue spooky music here) I found this dish at a local goodwill store and as I went to put it in my cart the top flew off and smashed to smithereens on the floor. (end spooky music) I love those useful glass lids, too. Oh well. It’s still a nice, quaint piece, isn’t it? I like the pictures on it.
Here is a picture of another pyrex dish that I use often;
This one is smaller and still has the glass lid (not in picture).
BJ, I posted these for you, as I saw on your blog you also have vintage Pyrex.
Today is the second day of spring break. I cut up a bowl of fruit for breakfast (as seen in first photo).
I did a ton of laundry. The air outside is so dry and warm that they dried almost instantly on the line.
I watered my peas and radishes.
I cleaned up the house.
I sent the children outdoors.
I chatted with my sister on the phone.
The three little boys swam in our new pond.
This is David and Caleb in our newly dug pond…..this is a sneak peek, as I plan on doing an entire blog post about the pond eventually. One note of interest: the frogs are back in it! I mean, a healthy community of them! Are they the same ones that used to live here before their pond was drained? Did they go away and then return? How? We wonder.
I walked to the chicken coop with my camera, and Ethan trailing me, asking if I could take them to the mall.
So I took a few pictures of him. He got his hair cut yesterday and looks so handsome. He is wearing the necklace that Gary (our pastor) gave him as a gift after being baptized. It is from the annual Jamaica missions trip.
He was 8 years old when I first started blogging here.
Really, teenage boys are no trouble. They just need LOTS OF FOOD to eat. (He is 14).
We went back outside (with two eggs) and headed back to the house. Little Sarah was watching us from the porch.
She was calling out lots of stuff to us but we could not make out anything she said, except, “MOM”.
I found the dress at a children’s consignment shop and you probably can’t tell from the picture, but I painted her toenails light purple. SO darling.
Can I tell you? I love her blond hair.
Yes, we did go to the mall, but only because David honestly needed cleats for his game tonight.
Sarah fell in love with a pink helmet, it looks so smashing backwards.
(this is Gracie, in HER Jamaican necklace.)
Of course we made a brief stop at the bookstore.
Fact: Grace read two books already this week from cover to cover. And she’ll finish her 3rd and 4th today. She’s also determined to write a short story during vacation, too.
After we left the bookstore, we headed straight to Sonic for their happy hour drinks, thanks to a heads-up from a dear xanga pal.
Half off all drinks! All seven children got slushies and I got a strawberry limeade.
Now that we are home I have the children all resting, as we still have lots to do tonight with baseball and youth group.