Here is a trellis. We happily showed it to both kids, and they didn’t suspect a thing 🙂
It’s the backing for a giant Christmas present, and luckily even Louisette doesn’t have the maturity to wonder WHY mum and dad are building a super-strong trellis two days before Christmas. (TJ of course has the same reaction to almost everything, ie, “Ooh! Shiny!” so we’re not too concerned about him spilling the secret.)
This is actually yesterday’s picture (oops, I forgot to post it then). Today (during Louisette’s nap) we put together what’s effectively a functional rough draft. I might take a photo of it when Louisette goes to sleep tonight, and have a think about how to improve it before the big day.
Also, a photo of the kids and I at Dickson pool. I’m proud of this photo because I’m in my swimmers and I don’t care.