These are a few moments from our last two weeks.
A nature walk on a beautiful morning. A few of our nature finds.
I believe this spider was carrying an egg sac.
A beautiful Kansas day.
The kids with Jason on Father’s Day.
Jude spent a whole week at a Star Wars themed day camp. I sure missed having him around, but was very happy he had so much fun. Here is a picture of Jedi Master Jude.
We started our summer schedule this week and it seems like it is going to be a good balance of structured time and free time.
We took two outings this week. One to our local botanical gardens, the kids were eager to go to the butterfly house that just openend for the season. We were able to see some Monarch butterflies hatch and the kids held some butterflies. The kids also enjoyed time in the children’s garden and I’m sure we will enjoy plenty more visits there over the summer.
We also went to the Zoo for their first Wet and Wild of the summer. They have a fire truck that sprays the kids with water and it is fun chaos. We also enjoyed some time looking at the animals. We met my sister, nephew, and my dad there so the kids got spoiled with some ice cream from grandpa at the end of the visit.
So it seems when I have too much going on in my brain I am incapable of blogging. Yesterday I decided to do a brain dump and write down everything that was going on in my head and try to free myself of this obsessive thinking. So what it amounted to was mostly the ” to do lists” that are rattling around my brain, short and long term things. I categorized them and I am working on making some goals to work in different areas of my list each week. This seems to have settled my mind for now, so here I am with my moments from the last few weeks.
Joy of homeschooling, Annika practicing her reading with her stuffed animals.
Nature walks, I think yes!
Annika had her last soccer game. Annika playing soccer, it was quite an experience, that’s all I’m saying.
Mother’s day was very nice. The kids were so excited to give me the coffee mug they picked out for me. I lost count of the number of times Zane told me happy mother’s day. We spent a nice day together even with Zane’s extreme mood swings that day.
This is Zane in the morning. He is really sensitive to light in the morning and sometimes flips out about it, so I cleverly solved this problem by keeping his sunglasses handy in the morning.
Annika showing some new tricks she has been working on.
I’m trying to get back into my routine for my moments of the week posts. So these are from the past month 🙂
A start of spring nature walk. I cherish these walks with the kids.
Zane has been transitioning out of naps and some days needs them and others not. Sometimes this means he drops and fall asleep, this day it was by my feet in the kitchen while I was cooking dinner.
Four straight days of rain is more than my sun loving body can handle but the kids were overjoyed with playing in the rain. I remember how much I loved playing in the rain as a kid.
Annika’s made a hairbow shop. Annika is always coming up with ideas of things to sell. Grammy was her first customer.
Annika wanted to try out soccer this spring and well it has been quite the experience. We don’t see soccer in her future but I’m glad she got to give it a try. She’s a little more Miss Congeniality on the field than soccer player, lots of bouncing around and waving.
Annika helping me with some yard work. She always likes to tell me how much she likes helping me and gives me lots of hugs.
My pegleg pirate, saying “Arghhh!”
Lovely spring morning at our local botanical gardens. Zane was petting the ant in the sand area.
They loved running around in circles in this area at the gardens.
We have been settling into a new routine with school and a new routine in general with my hubby working full time now. I’m still working on getting my new business started and all the details that come with starting this business. This weekend we embarked on the start of potty training Zane, wish us luck.