Scott had an incredible amount of concord grapes to harvest today.
I can't believe how fruitful his one little vine has been!
The kids were happy to dig in (as was I).
I asked what they wanted for lunch & Gillian said, "Just grapes".
Our day in general, has seemed rather fruitful.
We started out with a bit of a bomb, though.
After we did some general pick up of our sloppy little house,
we headed out in the car, to try to get a little adventure in, before Moira
completely melted down, in desperate need of a morning nap.
We drove just a few minutes away, where we had seen
a little herd of adorable Alpacas last week.
They had been freshly shorn & were wearing cute little jackets,
since the days have been chilly.
Alas, we arrived at the little farm this morning & couldn't spot a single Alpaca.
We sure hope they were just in the barn or something.
We need to get a close look at them someday soon!
Our plan B was to continue to search for cool animals & drive over to a near by property,
where a few Llamas are kept.
STRANGE. They also were missing.
We drive by that field, at a distance, several times a week.
Those llamas are always there.
But, this morning they were not.
All we got to see was a Llama mailbox.
The kids were still in fairly good spirits. No screaming.
Gillian was doing something that sounded a lot like whining to me.
I asked her please to not whine.
She says, "Mom, I'm not whining. I'm just really frustrated."
We got home & Mo took a nap & the rest of us settled in to read
Little House in the Big Woods.
Both Gillian & Peyton like the book so far.
The attention span didn't get us through a chapter yet.
But, they enjoyed it.
And, they told their dad about the story at lunch time.
Peyton had a hankering to paint all morning.
So, we did that after lunch.
Gillian painted her first portrait.
It is her new little birdie toy.
See, it's a pink, big, headed bird.
It has a blue curly feather on the top of its head.
purple eyes, & a blue smile.
The bird is perched on a purple branch.
Peyton's painting is a bunch of bears, who intend to eat Gillian's precious little bird.
I wiped down some of the filthy floor today. And washed some of my dishes.
I am making some bread.
Now I think I'll nap!