This has been one of those weeks that was stuffed to the brim. But full of so many wonderful things that I will not complain. Actually, I do give myself permission to complain about my 4th crown replacement in as many months -- ugh. But at the same time I also have to celebrate that one because it means all of my outstanding dental work is now complete!
playing . . . . we finally visited the Discovery Children's Museum this week and it is fantastic. The kids played and played and played for hours - five hours to be exact. My friend Rachael (who got us in for free with her super membership) didn't last quite as long with her kids (2 1/2 yrs and 4 months) -- I've so been there -- but we were so thankful to her for introducing us to the place. We are sad she is moving to Arizona in 2 weeks!
crafting . . . . between hosting craft group, a kids' craft fair, and feeding Anna's obsession by purchasing 5000 rubber bands - yes 5000 - it has been a very crafty week in our house. Remnants of yarn, tape, and fabric can be found in just about every room of the house.
churching . . . just trying to work on lots of to-dos on my list before I head out of town. I'm over the Primary Program, music, nursery, and Activity Days. It has been a good learning process to wrap my head around the Activity Days program and all that needs to happen. And I don't know why, but I love any opportunity to help clean out & organize a church closet -- this week it was the nursery closet.
enjoying . . . all the bits of summer. Night swimming, eating Purple Penguin snow cones on the tailgate of Scott's truck, occasional sprinkles, and lazy no-hair-dryer-no-makeup days.
camping . . . Conner left for scout camp on Monday. Long story, but I'm not going to see the boy for two weeks. And this was his first ever campout without Scott (the eternal Scoutmaster) coming along. It was definitely a strange feeling when he walked out of the house without us. Payton felt the same way when he woke up an hour later, walked into Conner's room, "hey Con--" and then realized that he was gone. Poor kid has been pretty lost without him this week. I bought some neon green & black basketball socks to send with Scott (who will be seeing Conner tomorrow) to let him know that his mom misses him.
For family home evening we wrote letters to Conner. (No spelling bee awards happening around here anytime soon.)
going through the packing checklist
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Exciting adventures coming up around here!
For the girls . . . something that starts with "San" and ends with "-o"
For the boys . . . something that starts with "I" and ends with "-o"
You can bet I'll be instagramming alllll along the way. @shansummer