My teaching partner and I continue in our tradition for this year of birthday gifts at the preschool. She makes the adorable tiny wooden animals and I knit or (as I did this month) crochet a little pouch for carrying.
This weather has been challenging my mood. It's been all rain and sleet for days and it seems like no end in sight. It's almost May! It really shouldn't be 35 degrees. All the open spaces around the lake by my house are turning into large ponds. Pathways are now buried beneath water. We've already postponed our preschool May Day festival Thursday as it looks like more of the same. Bah!
Enough already! It was a tough winter and we are all ready for brighter days.
I have to count my blessings for the work I do. If it were not for the children I may have lost my ability to laugh by now. But they find such joy in any kind of weather. A child's laughter is something quite precious and infectious. If they can do it, so can I.
I hosted Easter Brunch yesterday and everyone brought flowers!! Oh happy day indeed!! And now my house not only smells like spring but is filled with lots of lovely color.
My sister brought the tulips in one of her handmade vases. I just loooove this!
And a second mosaic. These are some of my flickr favorites from last week. Lots of color and beautiful images in there. Click on the links below for more informations about the artists photo. (I had trouble with the links via BigHugeLabs for the past two weeks, but it seems to be fixed now...I'll have to go back and redo last weeks mosaic.)
(More technical trouble...seems Typepad has been having some issues...is it affecting anyone else?)
Anyway...it's a beautiful day here in Minneapolis. Time for a walk around the lake. (Was there really snow on the ground just five days ago?)
Here's what we made at the preschool this week. Wooden disc bunny magnets. In honor of spring and Easter and all the bunnies we see hopping through our back yard at Willow House. A sweet and simple project for children three to five years old. The kids loved making these!
The pull to get out in the garden and plant my seeds is too strong. Our Minnesota weather just will not cooperate and it is not heating up fast enough for me!
I thought I'd give kitchen-window-gardening a try and set these two ends of romaine in water to see what I'd get. The lettuce on the right has been in water six days the one on the left for three. I'll let you know if I ever grow enough to make a salad!
Feeling like I need a time out. All this taking care of my sick family is starting to wear me out. I do think they are on the mend though and sunny days are in the forecast this week, so it can only go up from here.
Lots of lovely favorites to check out on Flickr...sadly Big Huge Labs was giving me trouble and I had to individually link to each of the photos above. (I hate to not give credit where credit is due). This will mean nothing to anyone not familiar with Mosaic Maker but it was a bit of a pain.
Monday is almost over and my list is still long. Hope you're off to a great start to your week! I'm a little sad spring break is over...
I journeyed to the yarn store earlier this week and am so happy I did. This delicious bowl of new fiber to play with has kept me entertained today while we mope about on this last day of spring break that gave us about a foot of new snow. Add to that the boys are sick, one with such a horrible stomach bug, he can't manage to keep anything down. So while I launder bed linens and check foreheads for fevers and wait on my ailing boys and sigh heavily at all that white out my window, I take small breaks with my new yarn and have begun to play just a little...dreaming of healthy days and spring weather.