Friday, June 27, 2014

At home in the city... with our niece!

Niece's very cute puppet theater! 
Mr. Husband's idea to save cardboard for 
this and she has been working on a script :)

Also playing with k'nex. :)

I am going to be selling them at our church bookstore
and have been reading them here and there for that;
they are great!
And no, I am not expecting for those don't
know me in person but were wondering.

The craft re-shipment finally came today.
They left out one nightlight though,
so I have to call them again....

Part of my secret knitting project.
Another Elizabeth-original simple style. :)

This is my Mexican blanket that I got in 
Mexico when I was 17, so 20 years ago.
It will be a month tomorrow that we moved in.
My brother-in-law did not realize it was so recent
and said that it looked like we'd lived here 6 months already!
I was I admit gratified to hear this,
as I had been working so hard to get the place
ready for him and his lovely daughter to visit! 
So the Mexican blanket is my picnic blanket.
I used to bring it to cemetery day in Ottawa
and have been using it to sit on our front stoop
with L. our 7 year old niece. 
We've had snacks, Popsicles and such things there.
She's a happy kid, very smart of course, and sings
songs about things she loves, like I did when I was a kid.
My Mother called my singing 'chanting' and I did it often
when I was a kid...
The song today was about our local corner store
which are called bodegas here. 
Our Bodega has bubble gum in the machine,
freezie pops in the freezer,
and things like paper bags for puppets, 
packing tape for theater construction and ketchup :) 

Our days have gone like this:
Out of bed and breakfast about 8 AM.
Outdoor time (kiddie pool today!)
Snack time
lunch prep and lunch
rest time for 1 hour (my survival hour for things like
a nap (whew kids have a lot of energy!), computer time,
cleaning, etc.
Afternoon activities or cleaning up things
and then activity or reading
snack on stoop
dinner prep
outside for scooter time 
wash up, prepare bed, read
Bible stories from this Children's Bible
prayers, talking about theological questions
such as the mystery of the Holy Trinity and finally 

We've used our bar stools a lot already
and we've been having a great time!
Please pray for me as we have our next 
wonderful munchkin visiting as of 
this Sunday-Thursday and I want his
visit to also be a wonderful time for him!
We will be enjoying this book and colouring book


Matushka Anna said...

You make such a lovely aunt! I'm sure all of the kids will have a delightful time. :)

Sara said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful time! Your visitors are blessed by your hospitality.

Amy said...

I've been thinking of you because I know that you have been looking forward to this time. I'm glad that everything is going well even with the shipping delay!

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

I am so glad you are all having such a wonderful time!

elizabeth said...

Thank you all so much! Thanks for thinking of my Amy! I am missing her already!!!

Martha said...

I ♥ k'nex. They're fun! A simple cardboard box is really so many possibilities. Did you make sock puppets together?