Saturday, 30 April 2011
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Friday, 22 April 2011
Listen to Simple Gifts
'Tis the gift to be simple,
'tis the gift to be free,
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain'd,
To bow and bend we shan't be asham'd,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come 'round right
-- Elder Joseph
Grandma is always there to help.
This year we made miniature buns ... little morsels are so much more tempting.
There were choc-chip versions for the children, and fruit buns for the rest of us. (I snuck a couple of the chocolate ones when they were hot and oozing straight out of the oven. They were so delicious that next year I'll make double the chocolate dough -- after all, Easter's not the time for restraint.)
Adam was happy to help out with the eating. He adored the sultana version -- he had two for breakfast ... and another one for afternoon tea!
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
When Rory recently stayed, the two relished each other's company. They played Lego together, spent hours on the Xbox, laughed and joked and told each other silly stories in raised whispers.
They insisted on both sleeping in the double bed, and Rory read choose-your-own-adventure books to Eric until 9:30pm.
By that time, I'd snuggled into my own warm bed, but left the door open so I could hear the boys chat. And so I was listening as Rory educated Eric on the true nature of the Tooth Fairy, and then Santa to boot.
And you know what? I didn't mind -- and nor did Eric. He was suspicious last year, and I never quite gave him a 'yes' or 'no' answer. Now he feels that he's been let into the 'big boys' club, and it's his turn to join the grownups and let Adam enjoy the make-believe.
The official motto from me is still "If you don't believe, you won't receive", and Eric is still willing to toe the line, but now it's with a twinkle in his eye!
Monday, 18 April 2011
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
Thursday, 14 April 2011
What would we do without him?
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
We often read this book together, and he scoots over to me excitedly when I pick it up, ready to listen silently. He'll even turn the pages, nowdays, if I push over the corners for him.
Monday, 11 April 2011
As for me, it's a holiday of sorts with just one little person to enjoy and look after.Although it would have been lovely if they'd wanted to take him, too. At least then I might get an unbroken night's sleep!