The biggest news this week is that we have finally got the base down for our teen nook and man cave for the bottom of our garden! The week began with dismantling the small rotten shed we had and smashing up its concrete base, to be incorporated into the larger, soon to be laid, concrete base. Here they are breaking it up:
and spreading it around a bit (you can get a feel for how big it will be):
We were kept waiting for three hours for the cement, but it did eventually arrive, and, boy, did the boys work hard…
….raking it through:
….leveling it out:
This was not an easy job, and the boys were at it for hours:
It was well worth it though, because the next morning it looked like this:
and included a few rogue foot prints 🙂
Once down, we were able to put in an order for our shed. It is a 100% wood, hand-built-to-specification, building, with real glass in the windows. We are hoping, with a bit of work, to be able to turn what is still basically a shed, into a wonderful and usable space with electricity and heating. It is due to be delivered in May, so watch this space!
Whilst the boys were constructing, the little ones were homing the frogs and toads they found:
as well as spending lots of happy hours on their bikes:
and competing with C over the very small garden swing, hanging off our plum-tree:
L has, of course, been painting and I had to laugh at the general mess which seems to follow her everywhere she goes 🙂 Much like the mess which seems to follow me around!
She has thoroughly enjoyed herself with this week’s collage. Here it is almost finished:
and finished, with a Bible verse:
And she has also been busy with her jewellery making:
And speaking of jewellery making, L has just discovered the joys of paper bead making, and has been filming herself explaining how she makes them:
None of the children have a YouTube account, so I giggled when at the end she stated…’and you can subscribe by pressing the button below. See you all when I return for my next video’ Bless. She makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside <3
C has been diligently practicing piano, singing and bongos for half an hour each a day, until Tuesday when she declared she was all music-ed out and then went up to choir! I’m sure you see the irony?
Both girls have been getting into hair styling at the moment. L13 dyed A7’s hair red using some powdered drink! A7 LOVED it, her mother and father…not so much 🙂
Fortunately it washed completely out during that night’s bath. Phew!
Here the girls are at one of their salons, reading Jane Austin whilst having hair styled. Oh, yes, one must style and be educated at the same time, if at all possible 🙂
T was delighted and thoroughly blessed by a man at church who gave him a truly gorgeous 12 string guitar. He LOVES it and the sound it makes is so much richer than a regular six string guitar!
And just to finish up, because I don’t seem to have many photos of my youngest cutie-pie, here she is cuddling her big brother:
And really? Life doesn’t get much better than that 🙂
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with love and laughter <3