Thursday, April 21, 2011
And also we continue to gratefully gather apples from the trees....to date I think I have bottled around 10-12 bottles, made applesauce, stewed apples, apple muffins (countless), apple cakes, apple cider (yup its yum!), apple crumble, and apple pies....(must share the BEST apple pie filling reciepe EVER on here), and of course eaten a fair few baskets of them too.....and several families have been regularly calling in to fill bags and buckets to take home - thankyou apple trees for your bounty.
so, with cooler weather comes fingers that just itch to knit!....I have started and undone a beanie for my 2nd girl about 6 times, so have decied to give it a rest and in the meantime found this sweet pattern in Purl bee's book....just love that it's all one piece and so simple.....and as I have 2 wee baby neices and 2 girlfriend's just happened to have had darling little girls...I figure it will fit one of the lass's....and yes, it sure does make me cluck a little louder....I just loved having babies to knit for!...its nice to gift it tho, (I keep telling myself!!)
We so love celebrating the life we have been given around here, and of course awesome news such as this MUST be celebrated in style! So a family feast in the secret garden seemed to be a wonderful way of remembering what Jesus had done.... So after church, we set up a table and all our decorations we had been making, and had a wonderful teaparty, followed by a treasure hunt....I so hope you have been able to take some time and reflect on what Easter means to you and yours....YOU are loved enough to die for.
Happy Easter, and rememberance of Christ's love for us all!
We have a few family traditions around here, and I just so love the seasonal rhythm that brings to our home. On Good Friday we sit all together and read the Easter account and have wee chat and prayer together....every year we have a variation of family art around the Easter story....and also talk about Passover and what it means for us.
I so love Good Friday, and pray His heart will touch yours as we remember.
well here's a tear jerker (for leaky me anyways!)...my 3rd baby is offically graduated from kindy....and with proudness we all (his family) gathered to help him say goodbye to his time at Kindy, and thank all the wonderful teachers for their kindness and paitence and fun....we took in cake, and handmade capes and crowns and masks to gift the kindy.... Jose was so wonderful, and so sweet....the teachers had helped him make a crown and card and playdoh cake....we sang and wished him well....such a special boy this lad of mine.....a bittersweet goodbye thats for sure....he is so excited to be joining his sister at school next term, and even though I so wanted to keep him home until he was at least 6, it is right for him....sniff sniff.....fortunately I relief teach at his school - like 2 days a week! so will see lots of him for sure.... ;-)