I've been reading CJ's Above the River blog for some time now. On Friday's, she links up to Amy's lovely blog Love Made My Home and her 'Five on Friday' posts and I thought I'd give it a try too. It seems like such an easy way to have a blog post ready to go at least once a week. I rarely link my blog posts up to other bloggers work so I'm pretty
intimidated excited about giving a link party a go.
I continue to be the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer around here. These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are evidence of my most recent baking foray. It was actually a joint event as we'd run out of eggs and I didn't realize it until I was half way through making the cookie batter. Luckily, my handy neighbour, D, was able to help me out. Thanks, D!!! D stopped by this week and almost got her egg's worth in cookies. Gotta love it when you've lived somewhere long enough to know at least a few of your neighbours.
The cats remain contented and spoiled and are currently in the throes of Spring fever. Bella has been racing around and playing with her toys which, though not entirely rare, the amount of time she's spending playing is unusual. I am happy to report that I have found both cats sleeping on our bed At. The. Same. Time. A foot and a half apart but still on the bed together. This hasn't meant that the hissing fights have stopped entirely but I take some consolation in the fact that they are getting better at sharing.
This house is pretty much all about Legos. Legos on the floor, in the beds, on the tables and scattered everywhere else throughout the house. The worst part about them? When you step on them in your bare feet. AGONY!!! The best thing about them is the amount of imaginative play that they allow our boys. This week they made a climbing wall, zip line, fishing area, and dirt bike track all out of Lego and all Lego sized. Sadly, I didn't catch their creation on camera in time. The picture above is a reminder that I should capture their creations more often.
The tulips in the back garden haven't bloomed yet but no one told my African violets that it's still cold outside. We've been enjoying this everlasting beauty for months.
I'm not going to the UK empty handed and must have something handmade to pass onto my friend, A. Here it is in the making. Shhhh, don't tell...