Goodness..who said Easter was a holiday? I think it's one of the busiest times of year, at least it was here!!
Saturday was cooking and cleaning and getting organised and then Sunday was just none stop all day!! It was lovely, though Lilly thought it was very strange that the birdies left their eggs in the garden..naughty birdies!! Never mind, next year we'll explain properly to her what it's all about.
The highlight of her day was "cooking". Well, she thinks she's cooking. It involves her gathering stones, twigs, leaves etc and putting them carefully into the stone birdbath...then she takes a stick and stirs. She worked this one out on her own and she just loves it...so much so that it's the first thing she wants to do when she gets out into the garden. The good thing is she doesn't expect us all to eat it!!
The other thing that caused a tricky moment was Lilly had two dresses and she wanted to wear both...together!! Okay, it was Easter and she didn't look her best but...she got to wear both...together...and she thought she looked great!! And at the end of the day, that's what counts.
"Come on Upsey Daisy...be a good girl and play nicely!"
"Nice stones for cooking, have to have some of those!"
"Now...just an other little stir and it's done."
By the end of the day I was in a heap..tired but happy. Monday was more of the same and by the end of "the holiday" my head was spinning. It's funny how we mum's always end up with such busy "holidays", the word just seems a contradiction to the reality. But it was good...so I'm not complaining...just exhausted!!
This evening was a big event for Charlie...he got to go out with Chris to the common. Normally he's not allowed to go as he does tend to escape...well, he always escapes!! But this evening we took a chance..and a very strong lead, plus a harness and a collar...the whole shebang!!
He loved it..and more to the point he didn't run off..but..yes, it's that but again!! He did manage to fall in a very smelly pond. Thank goodness it was not the back of my car that he travelled home in!! Needless to say when he got back I smelt him before I saw him. He was so proud of himself and he looked so offended when he was dragged off to have a bath.
Now Charlie is not too keen on baths. Okay what I really mean is he HATES them! So, it was a very wet event with lots of noise. In fact it was total chaos...Charlie trying to escape, me trying to washing him, Chris trying to hang on to him and everyone getting soaked through.
The best bit was when he was finished.....there he was dancing around with Chris acting as ballast on his collar to slow him down. I was trying to catch him with a very large towel....but of course before I did he shook all over everyone. The only consolation was this water was clean!
Afterwards he had to be kept in to stop him finding a nice muddy bit to roll in. Being clean is not Charlie's favourite state. Give him something nice and smelly and he's in seventh heaven...but clean...yuck!! And no...I didn't take pictures. I wouldn't risk my camera in the chaos and water, lol!!
Now, enough rambling. Before I go I have a little freebie, a quick page in two different colours with a doodle flower border and a little word art.
You can download them here
Well, I'm off to bed. All that bath stuff is tiring. Take care and see you soon.