#122 Chubby feet and fingers.
#123 Rowing on the lake ...
#124... to pick sunset-coloured waterlilies for mummy!
#125 A fairy village in the garden, appearing overnight.
#126 A roll in the mud (followed by a warm shower in the garden, then time for a hot chocolate and bed).
#127 A parcel in the mailbox with Eric's name on it (his long-awaited Lego Advent calendar).
#128 The same story requested every bedtime, read time and again -- and still funny! (the current favourite is "the Monster at the end of this Book").
#129 Double pink hollyhocks stretching up so high I can see them when sitting on the verandah.
#130 My Elena rose in bloom. These were the flowers I carried in my wedding bouquet, so it's doubly lovely to have my own bush.
#132 Big boy cousins who delight in playing with babies.
#133 Sun shining through palms on a rainforest walk.
#134 Little people sleeping on the sofa after too much excitement, while around them cousins, grownups and family chat loudly and eat dinner.
#135 Three clean and pressed school uniforms -- hand-me-downs that look nearly new and will be perfect for the rough and tumble of coming school days.
#136 A boy who is ready in every way for school, and who looks forward to it with excitement and enthusiasm.
#137 The surprise of discovering that Eric can sound out simple words by himself.
#138 A second flush of Evelyn roses.