Today I just want to share bits of our weekend. Here in northern Vermont the weather was beautiful - summer like - so many wonderful moments.
sarah made friends with an injured swallowtail and has been keeping it close over the weekend
Mike, Emmy, and I went out saturday morning to stop at yard sales and do the food shopping for the week. It was nice to be out together for the morning. We found some treasures, but no little girl clothes like I was hoping. Last night I thought I would attempt to sew Emmy a simple peasant top but became completely frustrated after just cutting out a pattern - sewing is just not something I am very good at.
Thomas, Isaac and Abby decided that the risk of getting leached was worth the enjoyment cooling off. They would jump off the surf board and then quickly jump back on. That surf board was left behind when we bought this home and now I am amazed at all the many uses the children have found for it.
After dinner saturday night we had our first campfire of the year.
with smores, off course
knitting by the fire - I seem to be getting more knitting done lately than gardening with little Emmy so mobile and having to keep her out of the sun while not being content to watch me work in the stroller for more than 10 minutes at a time or so. So I am learning more about patience - just setting a goal of getting one vegetable or flower planted each day and asking the other children to help with Emmy as well. The gardens are getting there but not at my ideal pace - but that is what it is right now.
We have our campfire across the pond. This is the view of our home from there at dusk.
How was your weekend?