*The kids and I hit Cole Park for a little break and a little exercise this week. They ran around getting sweaty while I just sat enjoying the beautiful day, and some quiet time to myself. One great advantage of homeschooling was that my kids basically had the place to themselves to explore.
*Skip came home Thursday night and made this. Oh my goodness! It was so delicious that night, the next day for lunch, and so on. We also had a date Friday afternoon. It was so nice to sit in a movie holding hands and sharing popcorn. We saw 3:10 to Yuma which was EXCELLENT. It doesn't hurt that Russell Crowe and Christian Bale were the leads. They are 2 of my favorite actors. This was a western, but I totally loved it!
*We made it through week 2 of homeschooling and I'm still sane. Actually my kids are doing great, but they miss being with friends. Each one of them had some special time this week to have friends over, or they went to a friend's house. I really need to schedule friends over more often. It may stress me out a little, but they need the interaction and a break from each other.
*My mother-in-law had a b-day this week and though we haven't had a chance to celebrate, Ashley painted her a beautiful pot ALL BY HERSELF. I went to the craft store and she used her own money to buy everything, and then I left her alone to create. She did a great job, and obviously has a gift for the arts like her daddy. I will try to get a picture to show this week when she gives her MeeMee the pot.
*I had a wonderful meeting with my bible study ladies, but I have a ton of homework I still need to do, as well as lesson plans. Yet, here I am typing this. I think this mom needs some help with prioritizing.
I don't think I posted this picture of the girls from early this summer. It was just too sweet. Annie was a cheetah girl in her hip-hop dance, and Ashley did beautifully in her ballet. Annie did try ballet for about three weeks, but found it too boring. She is my little gymnast, and I can't wait to get her back in classes when we move.
I couldn't resist pulling out another special picture for you. This one is of me and my sister Debbie. She didn't take dance very long, because she really excelled at sports. It was great that we each had our own thing.