Hello everyone and welcome to Friday’s blessing list.
What a week! Josie came to stay with Nannie and Grampie. I put the mummy/teacher/librarian part of my brain back in gear and had a list of things to do. She’s an easy girl to entertain. Of course, stories topped the list – I don’t think I could out-read this girl. She loves books. Richard Scarry books are her favourite and she could easily sit for a half-hour while we read one. But we didn’t just read – we packed in a lot of fun activities. Here’s some of them.
Making memories. 🙂
3. and we baked! I love Marion Cunningham‘s writing. But I have to confess – the cake we tried to bake was a flop.
I’m a fairly confident baker. Cookies, pies and desserts usually turn out great – but I’ve never once been successful baking a plain white or chocolate cake. I keep trying. I’m not one to give up easily. In the meantime, Duncan Heinz remains my secret friend. 😉
4. We had a few field trips – to Josie’s “plastics class” (gymnastics – no pictures allowed 😦 ) and afterwards to one of Nannie’s favourite places – the library! Is there a better way to spend an afternoon??
5. We did crafts. Did you know how many games you can play with a bag of Dollar Store pom poms and an egg carton? Sorting by size, by colour, counting, making patterns and more. The list is as long as your imagination.
I found some Melissa and Doug puzzles at the thrift store. Josie loves them.
and the old faithful activity – colouring
My favourite activity – and Josie loved it too – was one that Pamela of Playing with my Camera posted on facebook this week. Thanks Pam!
John, Kathleen, Isaiah and Sarah arrived home from Guatemala in the wee hours Wednesday morning. We’re thankful to have them all back home, safe and sound! Thank you so much for your prayers. We’re just catching up on all their adventures – in Sarah’s words “It was amazing!”
Here’s a bonus #6 for Friday’s fave 5 – Josie and Mila bird-watching at the kitchen window
And look what bird returned? Not just one, but ten Bohemian Waxwings landed on our tree! And this time I had my camera – yay! Aren’t they gorgeous?!
Thanks so much for joining me for Friday’s blessing list ~ I’m so glad you did.
Hope your weekend is overflowing with blessings!
PS – I think a little someone is pretty excited about their very First Birthday party tomorrow – don’t you?
PPS for more Friday favourites, visit Susanne at Living To Tell The Story