We drove over to a friends today and went out for a walk and a picnic. It was beautiful and sunny, but a bit chilly. The girls had a lovely time with their friend running around, climbing trees and building a den. Even Isobel who is never comfortable going to new places - we haven't been before - managed to join in. She also climbed a tree with no help, up or down. Isobel is not the outdoorsy sporting type so I was pleased she managed to play with the others.
Dh has ordered topsoil and turf to get some lawn down at the top of our garden, and its all arriving on Saturday. So it will be wonderful to get part of the garden sorted out, even if its just a small part!
I picked up a copy of Carrie's War by Nina Bawden while we were at the library last week which I was forced to read, disect and discuss in school, but enjoyed every bit of it this time around. While dh and Hettie were at fencing tonight I soaked in a bath and finished it. Isobel, probably tired out by all the fresh air played computer games and so I had an hours peace! Usually as soon as I get in a bath she hops in with me.
Shopping tomorrow for office stationary and folders for our home ed group lapbooks on Ancient Egypt. And housework and organisation because looks like we'll have a houseful at the weekend laying turf.