For a few minutes this afternoon, it felt like Winter, but the snow stopped falling as quickly as it had started--leaving behind a brown, somewhat wet world.
My afternoon (from 1:00-6:00) was busily spent in watching the 4 energetic neighbor children: Ella (5--who was gone at school until around 4:00), Levi (almost 4), Gabriel (a very active 2 year old) and Elijah (11 months). While the two youngest were sleeping, Levi & I dug out the play-dough and the play-dough toys and made all kinds of things. It's amazing what you can all make with that squishy stuff! When Ella got home, we read some books together--she read the easy words and I read the more difficult ones. It was so good to be with my little friends again, as it's been several months since I've spent time with them.
This evening after chores, Jacob talked me into playing a couple games with him. First, we played Chinese checkers (one of my favorites) and then we played regular checkers. I won both games, so I'm not sure if he'll ask to play with me again anytime in the near future. :)
Well, I'd best head for bed as we need to get up early to help Mother get ready to head for Bismarck.
Happy December everyone!