Saturday was spent mostly with my nose to the taxman's grindstone. Done and dusted. Yuck.
After that, I went upstairs and putzed a little in the upstairs bedroom -- and actually remembered to take a (360°) Before photo! I took everything off the walls and pulled all the nails, and on Sunday we took the big "bulletin board" off the wall. That board's been there since we moved in; we thought it might have been glued to the wall but, thankfully, 'twas only screwed. Maddy will likely land here for a bit in June when she returns from abroad to regroup; otherwise, it will be open to guests (and also planned storage)!
On Sunday, it was all about the kids -- so, sorry/not sorry, but this post is pretty kid-centric! (More than usual? Haha.)
Seriously. This photo.
Jün tried to take a seat in "his" orange lawn chair the other day and we found that he'd outgrown it -- by a lot! So I picked up a new one for him last week and the orange one is now Gin's. She's wearing one of my favorite all-time kid knits -- Baby A Cardigan -- which I made 10 years ago for Mack, and has also been worn by Addy and Jün, at least. A favorite not in the least part because of how well it's held up over 10 years and four kids!
We walked over to the park (Jün on his Strider -- and there were a few little hills, which makes it super fun!) and did it all! Swings, slides, merry-go-round; I even went down the big circular slide with Gin a few times, and even once with both of them, at Jün's request. (And I can feel a few muscles today that haven't had any recent exercise!)
Aunt Kate came over for a while and we had fun hangin' out with her!
But, man, it sure was nice outside!! We did hopscotch and played with chalk and sat in the grass.
Things are starting to happen in the yard! Sedum (lots of sedum!), snowdrops, rhubarb, and bleeding heart! I think the bleeding heart has grown 4" since I took these photos -- that stuff just explodes out of the earth!
I am switching out one of the colors for my Brambling shawl with some Alchemy Yarns Haiku from stash. And it's been in there a while... a purchase from my first Rhinebeck in 2005! I'm just about to start the edging on Summer Camp, so should be casting and practicing some intarsia soon!
It was pretty this morning, but the weather's gone decidedly downhill, and it'll be touch-and-go all week. That makes me really glad that we spent some time soaking it up yesterday.