Adrian has been eagerly waiting for enough leaves to fall so we could make a huge leaf pile.Â Yesterday he asked if he could “break the leaves”. He got his rake out, so I knew what he wanted.
Today he got his wish!Â It was not a huge pile, but large enough for the kids to all play in it.Â They “invented” a new game.Â One child is the guesser and stands between the cars.Â Then the other three choose one to hide in the leaf pile.Â One hides in the woods and the other child gets the guesser.Â The guesser has to guess who is hiding in the leaves. Then they trade places.
When they finished their game, Adrian demolished the leaf pile so they could rake again another day.
I told the kids to check what day it was, when Mark found out, he asked for a white towel.Â A little later I looked outside and discovered all the kids designing this cool ship! Later, I discovered Mark reading a book about pirates.
When I was given these flowers after Megan was born, I could not help but think that they needed “Thumbelina” on it.Â Allan spent lots of time teaching me how to make the picture.Â It was good entertainment while on bed rest last week!
“Thumbelina, Thumbelina tiny little thing
Thumbelina dance, Thumbelina sing
Thumbelina whatâ€™s the difference if youâ€™re very small?
When your heart is full of love youâ€™re nine feet tall
Though youâ€™re no bigger than my toe
Than my toe, than my toe
Sweet Thumbelina keep that glow
And youâ€™ll grow and youâ€™ll grow and youâ€™ll grow.”
Lyrics to Thumbelina, sung by Danny Kaye in the movie Hans Christian Andrerson