Saturday, June 26, 2010

summer days

The weather is so lovely at the moment. It's truly summer. It feels like we've been waiting for this summer for so long. For the last few years the summers here in Ireland have been rubbish. 2 weeks in June or even May and then rain right through until winter and beyond. So it is heavenly to get up in the morning to yet another fine day. The first thing we do is open all of the doors and allow summer in and the kids out.
The sky is like this... I adore big blue summer skies. They remind me of childhood summers in Germany and of lazy days on the beach in Zanzibar. We've been taking it nice and easy under the blue sky...
much of our time is spent playing with water. This is actually a sandpit bought for Benny by our friend for his birthday. We've yet to get sand from the beach but we fill it with water in the morning and it lasts all day and is played with almost non stop.

We've also been doing lots of swinging.
I forgot to show you this. Andy made it the week before Joshua arrived. A few days pre-birth Andy and I went fishing together on the other side of the river, although we caught nothing we found this timber and brought it home and that evening Andy made the kids this swing. He is so handy and I just love his creativity! The whole thing cost us 8 euro for the bolts as Andy already had the rope, tyre and buoy. The kids love, it needless to say.

We've also been doing lots of drawing. We got Rebe some new pens yesterday and there is nothing like new pens to inspire you...
Me with 10 fingers and 10 toes under a rainbow

A picture of the world with our house and daddy on top of it. The blue around the world is the sky.
She seems to have picked up this idea from a conversation with Andy about google earth.

An anatomically correct bull (note large pink willy behind all the legs). Gotta love Rebe's drawings :-)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link, Laura! I love it, and your view:) Having a handy-man around is a real blessing...I feel so fortunate. I hope all is well with you, I do so love hearing from you. Have a great rest of your week!
    xo Jules