I began my morning by throwing chicken and a few ingredients into the instant pot. It would slow cook all day and be ready whenever we were ready for dinner.
Next up was a run by my favorite coffee hut on the way to CoRielle's home. I purchased a drink and scone and got a surprise drink for Arielle. Benny ran outside as soon as he saw the van, "Baachan, did you buy Mama a surprise?"
What a sweet boy. I had debated and was glad I had. We snuck it onto the hood of her car and waited (somewhat patiently) for her to discover her surprise. "Honey, I got you a surprise. Baachan brought it." ::wink:: Benny loves to give gifts, and it's a joy to help him bless the people in his life.
While Arielle attended the weekly staff meeting at Farm Loop Christian Center and worked on Children's Ministry things afterwards...the boys and I had a blast together at home. Hey, we're proud of Arielle for making her first church announcement in front of 400 people on Sunday.
|The "ham" gene is very strong|
|Working on directional control LOL|
We cleared the back of some twigs and branches from "the big wind storm," and Danny LOVED playing soccer.
At home the girls helped unload a very packed van. We made a salad, and pasta to go with dinner. CoRielle showed up to pick up Josiah's old BBQ grill. We discovered Danny is quite the climber and doesn't seem to be a bit afraid of new things. He climbed up the ladder on the play structure. He slid through on about the 3rd rung and was holding on for dear life. Arielle ran across the yard, but he dropped to the ground before she reached him. He landed upright, to our cheers, and went on about his play. It's a blast to have the yard melting. I believe we'll have the trampoline up soon. We still have snow in the garden and along the back edges of our property....
|The face of spring - ignore last year's leaves|