Well, not really, but the weather sure is great. After a whirlwind trip to my sister’s funeral last weekend and attending a performance of my sweet Evangeline in the children’s chorus of the Sound of Music, this week has been busy but good.
Here’s Evangeline during dress rehearsal week with all her “stage make-up” on.
Mark’s parents are here visiting, and it has been nice to have them around. We have done none of the St Louis tourist things, but they are ok with that. The 3 younger kids are in VBS, Mark has a big writing project, and I have work projects to complete. So they have graciously hung around our house as we go about our normal schedules, and they have helped with meals, laundry, grocery shopping, and kids when needed. And, we have caught little snatches of conversations between shuttling kids to VBS, boys to football practice, and fitting playmates into the mix in the afternoons. Mom made my birthday cake and a nice meal for us on Tuesday, and Wednesday night she went to the thrift store with Evangeline and me for the entire 2 hours the boys were at football. We found all sorts of fun stuff.
Thursday was a playdate day. Both girls had friends over. Here’s a shot of Evangeline and her friend playing dress up:
We’ve also been enjoying some fresh veggies and fruit. A very few have come from my pathetic garden from the cucumber plant that took over the world (or at least my little garden patch).
This is a shot of the first cucumber from the garden.
So it has been a nice week of activity, but the frenzy level has been low. Perhaps I should have “frenzied” a bit more, but I have enjoyed just doing what has to be done with little pressure to do more.