The Best Laid Plans of Eggs and Men

It all started idyllically enough. I picked the boys up from school, I briefed them on the great fun we’d be having, we went for a stroll along a country lane bordered by vineyards and olive groves. Late afternoon sun slanted. Lizards scuttled across sunlit stone walls. We picked blossoms and interestingly-shaped leaves, laughed, chatted. What…

Homemade Play Dough Revisited

We spent the morning hiking, picnicking, and doing a bit of rock climbing, but since our youngest still requires a mid-afternoon nap there’s often a bit of drag time in the gap between nap and dinner, one too short to really get out to do something but too long to just chuck them at their…

Ice Baubles

Originally posted on Lemony Shots:
“Sun” Little Pie made “Ice Baubles” this weekend, something fun to do in the very cold weather. Here are Little Pie’s instructions (in her words) for making “Ice Baubles”: 1.  You just go outside and lay out some plastic picnic plates on the side porch. 2.  Pour water into the…