Tuesday, June 2, 2009

What we have and haven't been doing......

I am sorry for the lack of posting. I just never seem to get around to uploading pictures and writing anything. I always plan too but then get sucked into other things. The days and week seem to all sort of blur together.
Memorial Day was spent up at Grandma and Grandpa house where the kids played in the yard a lot of the weekend. There are tons of little tiny toads all over the place and the kids had fun catching them and seeing how many they could hold in their hands before they all escaped again.

A little swim time is always a hit with these little guys. It seemed too cold to me but they happily played in the pool while I just watched. Those swim lessons seem to have paid off. All the kids were in the pool without floats. The boys stayed in the shallow end but they were happy getting around on their own power for a change.

Since Monday was a holiday and the day after returning from Grandma and Grandpa's house is almost always a bit of a trial and it also happened to be the day Sophie got her braces on, so that day was shot. I can't say we did a lot of school work the rest of the week. It is hard to get motivated when it is already Wednesday and you haven't started anything so mostly we played and listened to a lot of audio books.

Sophie built some amazing zoos with her blocks while the radio read to her "Misty of Chincotegue".

Friday I decided we should go to the Children's Museum. They had a new Curious George exhibit that just opened and the kids had seen the big blow up George sitting on the roof of the museum as we passed it earlier in the week. They really wanted to go and see George.

I think they enjoyed the Art loft the most though. They gave the kids a bunch of cardboard and stuff in order to put together a rocket ship. They were thrilled with what they came up with and were excited to take them home to show off.

And the fun just kept on going. On Saturday we were invited to go to the beach in Santa Cruz for a bonfire. I knew this may be our only chance to make it down to the beach for awhile so we went. The kids, even though it was pretty cold and windy, had to play in the waves a bit.

But the bonfire was the biggest draw for Henry. He is a little "fire bug" and kept wanting to cook things over the fire and throw things into the fire. By the time we went home he looked like a chimney sweep with the amount out soot on his face. I am just glad he didn't end up falling in or burning himself.

So last week was pretty busy and it just doesn't seem to let up. I had a concert on Sunday and I have another one in a few days. We seem to have appointments or activities scheduled each day. And Summer hasn't even officially started yet. Most kids are still in school. My kids have been doing a bit of school this week. At least more than we had been doing last week.

1 comment:

Alycia in Va. said...

looks like you guys have been having lots of fun and educational moments. The Curious George exhibit sounds very cool. Don't worry about posting...we all get caught up in life. Sometimes it's hard to slow down and actually write about it:)