What a beautiful first day of the year and how better to spend it with friends. Brooke and Briar get along so well with our children and they always have so much fun. They came up with some fun game today.
Dad made use of the "no rain" to get some more gardening done.
The two special men in my life.
He got loads done. We have ordered some stones and bought weed mat for this area. Unfortunately the stones will only arrive later into the new year, but it's one step closer to getting this area under control.
Ruth's creative fun again at lunch time. Hannah just loves the surprise of it.
Hannah was to the left - a different part of the game. It had something to do with seeing how close you could get to the person.
The top looks so good.
Brendon got different ladies to help out with the children on Monday but there were some issues with the younger ones so he came home early and stayed home with them on Tuesday. I think it was such an adjustment to having had both of us home for 2 weeks to having neither. So a day adjusting to me not being there probably helped.
Brendon managed to organise Lila Love to come and help with the children for Wednesday and Thursday and that worked really well.
The children's new iPad mini arrived (thanks Nana for such a cool Christmas present) and as I had the iPad and the camera with me I suggested they get a few photos with the iPad mini.
Hannah having some more fun with photos. :-)
Hezekiah did not have his afternoon nap on Wednesday (Brendon said he things Rachel just forgot). So on Thursday Rachel knew he had to have a nap. So she closed all the other bedroom doors as well as the passage door (as he kept coming through) and eventually he fell asleep in the passage. All wrapped up in his blankets as he normally is on his bed. At least he got the rest he needed. Especially as they came in to the hospital for a visit on Thursday and got home late.
PS: The sushi photo reminded me to also make the note that Rachel and Dad even managed to keep my Kefir alive (the milk Kefir is that bottle in front of the bread machine) and Rachel made the daily Kefir smoothy for everyone too. What a blessing my big girls are.