This week has been incredibly fast and full. Each night I've gone to bed more than grateful to feel my pillow beneath me, and I know the kiddos (or at least the littlest ones) have been as well. We've gone swimming almost every day, run errands, gardened, and found out that Bean and Boba really like to play Uno. With all this excitement going on, the TV has been off, which has been wonderful. The Mister and I stopped turning on the TV for the most part several weeks ago, and I was kind of worried that Bean and Boba would immediately turn it back on as soon as they returned home. Happily this hasn't been the case. I'd like to think that all of the fun activities we've been doing have been the reason for this, but as a realist I have to admit that us not having cable (unlike their Dad) probably has something to do with it as well!
One of the fun things we did this week was making stepping stones. Let me be honest and admit that I originally bought the stepping stone kits to make over Spring Break a year ago at least - it could have even been the year before! Bean and Short Pants really loved doing these; Boba was nice enough to go along with it (let's face it, making stepping stones when you're a 14-year-old boy is not a thrilling time). At any rate it was fun:
Bean and I also made homemade peanut butter cups together. They are GOOD:
You can find the super-easy recipe here. I would have taken a picture of the carrot cake that Short Pants and I made too, but it was eaten far too fast to be photographed.
I haven't found any time the last few days to craft, but I did find time today to try out a new sandwich loaf recipe:
I'm anxious to hear what the kids think of it. I'd love to stop spending money on bread for sandwiches!
Short Pants and I only did Montessori lessons one day this week, but I'll share some pics from it tomorrow evening. Tomorrow morning and afternoon will find us picnicing and swimming at a nearby lake with our playgroup.