I slept until nearly 9 am this morning. With three mini-alarm clocks in the house, has this ever happened before? Nope.
I knew yesterday we were all tired. Simon came in the bedroom to wake me up this morning, but I just lay there very still, and he went back to sleep on the bed with me. I don't know what time of morning that was. But, the next thing I knew, it was 9 o'clock and Emma and Evy were just getting up.
All I can say is "Wow!" I am thoroughly grateful for the extra rest and the cooperation of the Short Ones.
We celebrated our extended rest by going on a breakfast picnic this morning. Although, by the time we got to our destination, it was more like a brunch. Emma helped me make the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We splurged and took sodas. I am an anti-soda Mom, but this sleeping-in event seemed to call for celebration.
Roscoe went with us. He got his breakfast before we left the house. It didn't keep him from being keenly interested in what we were eating, though.
After our picnic, we found a big land snail on our walk. It soon became Evy's pet. It, of course, was promptly named "Snailie." All creatures that cross our path get "ie" added to the end of their common name.
Simon evidently found the perfect stick and used it to beat the bushes and dig for treasure. I couldn't see that either effort yielded anything besides Level 3 Fun.
The dew berries are in full bloom and looks like we are going to have a bumper crop. I am looking forward to the berry sweetness, box turtles, and purple stained t-shirts that accompany their arrival.