SUMMER BREAK IN DA HOUSE
are in full swing of summer in our home. i have so far managed to
balance working from home and being at home with two children. i am
blessed that my kids are not high maintenance. well no more high
maintenance than any other 5 and 7 yr old. i look back at my early
parenting and feel like such a spaz. do i care how much tv they watch?
sure. do i need them to entertain themselves quite a bit while i work
from home? YES. i restrict a bit sure, but when it is a work day i kind
of let them run feral and intervene only when i have to. so far this
week we have done something fun every single day, but today it is
nose-to-the-grindstone-work-day. monday was a movie then an afternoon
playing in the sprinkler. tuesday we went to SuperGames, which is one of my favorite places to play in Columbus. wednesday we went to Recreations Outlet then lunch with more friends. i'm blanking on what we did yesterday but it was more fun.
has discovered that she is quite adept at climbing trees all of a
sudden. here is a picture of her at around 30-40 feet. i am probably on
the high end of normal when it comes to giving my kids freedoms,
especially physical ones. i do not discourage them at all from exploring
what their bodies are capable of. however this did get my blood pumping
a bit, seeing her sooo high. i did it to myself though by telling olive
a story about climbing trees when i was a kid. so naturally she climbed
up and shouted down "OH YEAH! DID YOU EVER CLIMB THIS HIGH?" in her
true dauntless spirit. oy with the poodles already.
of my greatest friends jamie has moved out of the country, to the
Philippians, to study midwifery with Mercy in Action. ugh my heart is
hurting. she is such a source of kindness, prayer, love, support, and
friendship in my life. i like to feel we have a good circle of that
going between us. our youngest children were born within an hour of each
other and kind of act like twins. sunday was their going away party at a
friend's farm. we had a great time but i'm still kind of reeling from
other nuggets, before i've got to get back to work. i got new glasses!
we have never had vision insurance until this month so i pounced on the
opportunity to get an updated look and prescription. oddly enough just
days before our insurance kicked in both david and i's glasses bit the
dust! thankfully david was able to repair mine to a passable usability
until my new frames came in. i really like them!
second nugget - my husband is very handsome