Our darling Henry enjoyed exploring the "spare lot" on our street.
On this site we have some driftwood benches and a table,
a tire swing, rope swing and a wee lending library.
There are trees and a grassy meadow where children love to run.
Play is serious business...
first you need a plan
then you need to execute the plan
then organize all the pieces
sit back and discuss what will happen next.
Isla and Henry played together collaborating on the building of the tower
they decided on the roles of the players
and then they worked out the scenario...
meanwhile as I looked on
Mira sat on my lap and we played with the shape sorter.
The fellow who owns and operates the excavator that is working on the site next door
noticed that Grammy and three wee ones were at the window watching the action and the steady stream of trucks.
When we all went for a walk past the site he suggested that the grandchildren might like to sit in the cab of the machine...
he didn't have to wait long before he got an enthusiastic response!
My goodness that was a kind gesture and a wonderful highlight for our wee ones.
Smiles all round!
I received a thoughtful gift in the mail this week.
These will help muffle the noise...
love the shade of green too!
Thank you R!
In other "green news"...
I purchased this organic Physician's Formula mascara awhile back.
I love the formula but cannot get used to using the spiky plastic brush.
It has been a messy and frustrating experience
so I decided that I would give up and move on...
Dr. Hauschka mascara is back on the job
with a bristle style brush for an easier application.
I made a yummy prime rib dinner with Yorkshire pudding on Sunday
we ate the leftovers on Monday
Mr. HB made some beef sandwiches to take to work.
Probably the last roast for the season.
My back has been stiff and sore since Mom passed away.
(I will book a massage when the bulk of mom's estate is settled)
Yoga is really helping limber up the muscles and the back seems to be on the mend.
Plus I am sleeping better since going back to the Yoga Studio.
(I love a decent night of sleep)
My Yoga mat is falling apart...
wee bits of the mat are left behind after my practise so I must find another one asap!
This is the mat that the cat scratched a few years ago
Swimming fish amid the lily pads...
I wonder if any of you have had a similar experience with your cats...
any thoughts on a thick good quality replacement mat?
We won a strawberry planter from the Garden Centre!
These planters are quite expensive so I have never bought one but when one gets the call that one is waiting to be picked up you waste no time and start the car!
Our neighbour across the street put this plant pot on the boulevard...
free for the taking so I grabbed it and planted a white hydrangea in it.
How is your week going so far?