These big kids are on their way to 5th grade science camp this morning! I hope they make amazing memories, strong friendships, and good choices.
Guys, if I ever put something in a “special place where it won’t get lost”, I might as well just throw it away. ♀️ (Also, this is one of my recent quilt finishes!)
12/5/19 – If I had sent out Christmas cards this season, I might have used this photo! But alas, our trip to Mexico kind of made the rest of December pass at lightening speed and I never got around to cards. Regardless, this photo reminds me of a happy afternoon in a far away place with people I love.
12/5/19 (Never finished posting about our Mexico trip, trying to catch up for the #chatbooks) – On Thursday, we took an early morning flight to Oaxaca for 2 days. My parents visit some homes out there for their chicken project and we were lucky enough to tag along and do some sight seeing as well. First stop was lunch at the most serene little open air market/restaurant co-op, La Cosecha (the Harvest). The food was delicious and the atmosphere was heavenly. Logan surprised us by devouring Jake’s plate if chilaquiles, Rush surprised us by eating flautas with avocado salsa, Hailey was serenaded with the song Poco Loco (from Coco), and we all did our best to try everything on all the menus.
Hailey wrote and illustrated a book for a 3rd grade Young Author project. It was a daunting assignment (for her and me both!) but it turned out fantastic and I’m so glad she had this opportunity. Don’t be surprised if Susie’s Bushfire Miracle makes the NYT best-seller list someday!♀️ (These were some of her favorite drawings. She’s quite an artist!)
We only go ice skating once a year, and we only really need about a half hour before everyone’s feet start hurting and their clothes are wet. But Hailey can skate circles around all of us, and could have lasted all day! Need to get her on the ice more often. ⛸ Also, I have now had enough snow, ice, and cold for one winter. I’m ready for spring thankyouverymuch.
New Year’s Resolution #1 is COMPLETE and we’re not even halfway through January! I’m now Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certified. I don’t know why I waited this long. May I have the presence of mind to remember my training in case I ever need to use it.
Tomorrow we go back to school (finally…17 days of break!!) so today we played and got as much sunshine as we could. Fancy raclette dinner, reasonable bedtime, and fingers crossed they wake up rested and on time!
We upgraded our tiny LEGO table to a big one, and now there’s so much more space to play together! We still need a few shelves above the table to display their creations. (Mama’s got a lonnnng list of stuff to do once these kids go back to school tomorrow. You, too??)
Sometimes we have to pay our kids $$ to get them on moderately thrilling rides. Don’t judge. Hailey suggested Sky Scream on our way out, and no amount of money (that I was willing to pay) could convince the boys to go on it, so it was just Hailey and her super cool parents!