Thursday, April 30, 2009

Before dinner

After all that red-hot-as-a-poker summerness, winter just plopped from the sky and now my feet are back to permanently frozen. Today, with the sun offering a bright and breezy, bonus extra degree or three of warmth, we were enjoying the ‘out’ for that slice of time between after school and before dinner.

The One Armed Bandit (small kid with arm in sling), burst from the house for a spot of frustrated stick collecting, (you try it with one hand, when every stick is equally precious), while the older two whizzed off on scooters to spread their wings (well, as wide as the pavement between each neighbour’s driveway). In a final attempt to be as filthy as possible, vile and magical potions were conjured – created from the bounty of a wintry garden (think mud), when finally, one forward-thinking kid, opted for the subtle dinner preparation hint:

“Hey, Mum! Watch this: swan...



...hungry swan...



...dog...



...hungry dog...sooooo...what’s for dinner?”



So ends that slice of day.

7 comments:

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Well , I don't know . What do you feed 3 children , a swan and dog , who are all famished ?

Verónica D said...

Hola !!
I only come to visit you .
I want to do your toy .
Take care !
Hugs , Vero

Christie said...

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i'm on the top of your links today...

Anonymous said...

Must have had a similar day! Trying to grab what little sunshine was still around! What happened to our Autumn, that chance to ease into Winter from Summer?
I think we may be in for a cold Winter!

Glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday.
Must catch up soon.
Love Jen (cousin) xo

Loz and Dinny said...

God I love coming over to your blog - what amazingly beautiful photos - we have a stick collector in our family too - they live in the bottom of the pram and are considered important booty. A dog and a swan ... medieval feast???

floortje said...

so bizarre that your winter is starting and we're just warming up for summer (can't wait for a little bit of the warm sun).
by the way love the sweater combination...they look so cute

two little buttons said...

hey thats cool. i love the shadows, how come your kids move on to doing something amazing like that and mine are still stuck in the mud making lotions and potions !!!!!!!