I hate to do this but I really have to admit that...I.AM.EXHAUSTED. Not the sleepy kind of exhaustion per say but the kind of exhaustion that you feel in your bones that makes you want to climb into bed for a couple of days. It's more mental exhaustion, preparing their lesson plans, making sure we cover what we want to cover during our days, making sure that we get outside for extended periods of time and enjoy the gorgeous weather, and then reign them back in when we get home to continue our lessons. And then there's the everyday stuff that has still has to get done! Meals, laundry, cleaning, errands...you know. But we're figuring out our new normal and so far so good!! (insert thumbs up here!)
Once again, my morning view is just spectacular:
I was not really in the mood to walk/run this am but my darling husband encouraged me and I'm so glad he did. It was just gorgeous out!! (and it felt good to move!)
|My son ALWAYS has a lovey with him...yes, he's 8 - and I don't care. It soothes and calms him. And that works for me.|
|with noise cancelling headphones, of course, to block out his sister and I talking|
|using the stones to help her work through her multiplication tables|
|we're systematically working through all of the states one by one alphabetically - these kids WILL know all of their capitols!|
They'd worked hard so I rewarded them with a few hands of Uno! They'd never played before and LOVED it!!
My daughter absolutely cracks me up. She is EXACTLY like her Auntie in many ways and today another example presented itself! Before we had kids we used to have people over all.the.time. It was such a fun time in our lives!! We would light a fire, have a few drinks, and play Uno until all hours of the night. My SIL would win frequently because she had the will power to hang onto her Draw 4, Draw 2, Reverse, Skip, and Wild cards until she REALLY needed them while the rest of us would use them willy nilly through the game. More for laughs and to get the person next to you than anything else. But my SIL would strategize and because of this she would kick our a**es a lot! HA! But I digress, look at what my daughter had in her hand:
Love that kid. After Uno I made them a "carpet picnic" lunch and I allowed them to watch the first episode of the new Cosmos show.
If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. It's simply amazing. Many of the concepts were way over their heads but they definitely understood parts of it and it generated amazing conversation on our long drive to today's adventure!
|I love the socks and sneakers with the dress - it's so perfect for her...and yes...she has shorts on underneath. ALWAYS.|
|Such a beautiful smile! I can't wait to see the real pic! I was pretty far away to get any good light.|
|just too beautiful for me to even bear!|
|sweaty and adorable|
|so many choices!|
|too much fun!|
|this is the BEST shot|
|ice cream face baby|
It was a fantastic day and a wonderful week! Looking forward to our next week! What is the theme you ask? Scaly and Slimy!!