The fun part of this week was Easter (of course!) I made a few things for the kids baskets this year.
I also gave the kids some more hand dyed play silks, because you can never have too many.
After church, my family came over for Easter dinner. My oldest brother and sister and their families could not be here, but even so it was a crowd. I don't realize how small my house is til there are twenty people in it. (Six of those being toddlers!)
I had a treasure hunt for the older kids, with golden coins for the treasure.
Chocolate coins, that is. I hid the clues inside real eggs that I had blown out, and poked a big enough hole to slip a rolled up piece of paper in.
The toddlers had an egg hunt, which a couple of them seemed to get the point of. Abriel doesn't have the competitive edge necessary for egg hunts.
It was great to see everyone, and to host a family event at my house, which although crazy, is a lot of fun.
Now the not so fun part. On Easter I noticed our water pressure was... lacking. Like barely a trickle coming out of the faucet. This of course is while everyone is here, and needing to use the water. Wonderful timing. Here's the aggravating part. We have a well, and everything (pump, etc.) seems to be working properly, but yet something is obviously NOT working. We have had no water until today; when suddenly, for no apparent reason, it starts working again. This is a mystery. One that I have pondered today while washing mounds of dishes.
Also going on this week: I tested Anna. Much more stressful for me than her. I think my tongue is bleeding from all the times I've had to bite it to keep from saying, "Are you sure about that answer?"
It turned really cold and even frosted some of my plants, which makes me very sad, sniff sniff.
I have managed through all this, to make some placemats and napkins. Stress makes me want to make things.
When I am finished there will be five placemats and napkins. Currently there are five napkins and two placemats. I could really use more, but I had limited materials, since I repurposed a old set of curtains that I no longer needed to make them.