We were supposed to go strawberry picking today, but it's raining a cold rain, Ani has the sniffles, and, well, I decided to listen to the strong voice in my head that said "Stay Home", and so we did. I think it's the day we needed. There has been loads of reading - Hans Christian Anderson, Thimble Summer, Pigeon Wants a Puppy - some game playing (Ani's new Frog and Toad game from her birthday - thanks Lucy!),some quiet time with stories on tape (Ragweed by Avi for Eliza, Magic Tree House for Anika)
popovers, tea, and healing potions (this one Eliza made with lavender flowers and mint leaves.).
The girls are now watching Roald Dahl's Big Friendly Giant (the "whiz-popping" scene is on - if you don't know this, it is hilarious, and as Eliza pointed out to me, is all about what we in our house call "tooting"), and we might have a rainwalk in our future. Or maybe just more books.