Outside my window:
Windy and warm.
Around the house:
I need to do some cleaning. The carpets are definitely needing some steam cleaner love. I think I will feel better once I got that done. Annika’s room is in need of an intensive declutter session. The legos are getting out of control in the basement again.
They are on lunch break right now and playing legos downstairs. Jude and Zane have finished their lessons for the day but Annika still has more to finish. Annika has been distracted today making projects from this activity book about North American Indians. She is currently wearing moccasins and her Indian dress and a necklace she made last night.
In the kitchen:
On the Menu: Garlic Chicken and Rice, Opee Sea Crunch with Pasta, Homemade Pizza, Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes and assorted veggies with these meals.
Hmm, not so much right now. I have been thinking about knitting, does that count? I will be helping Annika’s American Heritage Girls Troop with Tie Dying t-shirts this weekend. As a new leader with this troop we also have a weaving and quilting project coming up as the girls work on the Textile Arts badge.
We are on our third week of school and all is going well. Some grumbles and groans here and there usually about composition but other than that school is off to a great start. Zane is much more ready for school this year and this has been nice to see his growth.
Bringing me joy:
No screen time during the week. That will be a blog post all of its own. The kids playing well together and being creative. Seeing the kids engage in meaningful activities outside the home. Taking the kids to the state fair for the first time this week!
Blogging. It is hard to jump right in when you haven’t blogged in a while. There are past posts that I still plan to publish to the blog. Can’t forget those spring birthdays! It has been good to have time away from sharing in this space, but I feel excited about blogging on topics that mean a lot to me.
Pictures to share:
Imaginations are at work daily here.