Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First day of summer

I finally have the energy and time to update my blog. It has been hard for me to sit still long enough to write something, let alone, upload pictures. The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of unpacking, assembling, organizing, nursing, visiting, shopping and moving furniture around. It has been fun, but exhausting. By the time I climb into bed each evening my legs feel weary.Somehow, in the chaos of it all we have managed to check out the strong start programs in our area (there are two within several blocks of our home), get library cards and check out most of the parks within a 10km radius of our home. We spent father's day at Horne Lake (where my crazy husband went knee boarding in the frigid waters), and on one of Nathaniel's day's off  we went to Coombs (one of my all time favorite places on the island). We indulged in some ice cream, wandered through the marketplace and visited the goats (which happen to live on the roof).

On the way home we stopped at the beach and let the girls get muddy and sandy to their hearts content. It was fun and something we plan on doing often this summer.

I love that, from where I am sitting, typing this post, I can hear the crow of a rooster from the field across the street. In the mature cedar trees to my right I can hear birds serenading each other. The sun is warm on my skin this morning . Did you know that today is the first official day of summer? I celebrated it by taking my girls to the beach and the spray park...... oh and collecting caterpillars.... (Amelia is just a tad obsessed with them at the moment).

For the first time in three weeks I feel rested and refreshed. Claire has slept through the past two nights and I am praying that it will continue. Things are starting to feel normal around here.  I would like to start painting  and both Nathaniel and I eager to start working on our back yard, but neither time nor finances will allow for such activities at present.  For the time being I will continue to daydream about landscaping, extending our existing deck, laying flagstone , building stairs, planting wisteria, and possibly building the girls a playground. In the meantime, the girls love picking flowers in our own little private "forest".

Pictures of our new little nest will be posted sometime later this week.



Caroline said...

So good to read your blog again :0)

Mrs. R said...

Glad you are here and getting settled in! Fun to see photos from my island home on your blog!